Interviews With Writers

How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start

How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start

Every writer has a different story about how they got started – and each story will inspire you in a different way. Here, a guest author shares how seven successful authors started their writing careers… Whether you’re a budding writer aspiring get published or curious about the mind from which your favourite story came, then […]

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5 Tips for Getting Things Done Before the Deadline

5 Tips for Getting Things Done Before the Deadline

Whether it’s a tax deadline, client deadline, or a “drop dead” date on your honey-do list – the benefits of getting things done before the deadline far outweighs the luxury of procrastinating. These tips for getting things done without panicking before they’re actually due are from Vancouver-based writer, Daphne Gray-Grant. “Do deadlines make you nervous?” […]

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How to Write the First Draft – 6 Tips From Writers

How to Write the First Draft – 6 Tips From Writers

If you’re wondering how to write your first draft, don’t miss these tips from writers who have faced many, many blank computer screens. Writing the first draft is the first step to getting your book published! Before the tips, a quip: “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” ~ Agatha Christie. You don’t […]

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How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips

How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips

Question from a blogger: “How do I write an ebook?” These writing and self-publishing tips are based on my experience – I wrote four Quips and Tips ebooks in six months. It’s easy for me to write, format, and self-publish ebooks. Marketing is the hard part! I know how to market them and I’m not afraid of self-promotion, […]

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Motivation to Write – How Writers Get and Stay Motivated

Motivation to Write – How Writers Get and Stay Motivated

The best way to find motivation to write is to learn from the pros! Here, successful writers share how writers get and stay motivated. Whether you’re an aspiring freelance writer, novelist, playwright, or poet — or all four! — you may find the inspiration you need here. Before the tips, a quip: “I’ve never met a writer […]

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Courage to Write – Tips From an Anxious Bestselling Author

Courage to Write – Tips From an Anxious Bestselling Author

One of the best ways to find the courage to write is to learn from published authors. These tips are inspired by bestselling author Lionel Shriver, whose writing journey shows us that fear, anxiety, and perseverence aren’t earmarked for unpublished writers. Even bestselling authors have to convince their literary agents and editors that certain book ideas will sell! Even bestselling authors have to […]

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Writing Product Reviews – A New Slant for Freelance Writers

Writing Product Reviews – A New Slant for Freelance Writers

Writing product reviews isn’t my bag ‘o books, but I recently discovered a new slant for freelance writers who do review gizmos and gadgets! A fellow Suite101 writer borrows products to review…when she returns them to the company, they lend them out to other freelance writers. This is news to me — I didn’t know products were loaned […]

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Getting Your Children’s Book Published – 4 Ways to Increase Creativity and Motivation

Getting Your Children’s Book Published – 4 Ways to Increase Creativity and Motivation

As a children’s book writer, you can and will get published – but you must stay the course! These ways to increase your creativity and motivation will give you the edge over thousands of writers also trying to get published…they’re from Sue Douglass Fliess, who refused to give up until she found a publisher for her children’s picture books. “If you are at […]

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Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer

Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer

You don’t have time to write, you say? Check out this interview with author, doctor, and flamenco dancer Susan Biali. Her quips and tips will motivate you to write that book, send out those query letters, and build your blog beyond your wildest dreams! Here’s what Dr Biali says about how difficult it is to […]

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Opportunity for Writers – Contribute to an E-Book About Overcoming Writing Obstacles

Hear ye, Hear ye! Here’s an opportunity for successful freelance writers, novelists, and bloggers to share what they know, motivate aspiring writers, and spread the word about their books, blogs, and businesses… I’m writing an e-book, tentatively titled Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Writing Goals, which will describe ways for aspiring (and experienced) writers to […]

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