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Iain Banks: On Being a Writer

As a writer, you get to play, you get to alter time, you get to come up with smart lines and clever comebacks you wish you’d thought of.

You just hope that your parents love you enough to give you an alibi when you’re inevitably arrested for researching. | 19 Times Tumblr Understood…

You just hope that your parents love you enough to give you an alibi when you're inevitably arrested for researching.

You just hope that your parents love you enough to give you an alibi when you’re inevitably arrested for researching.

If you’re like most writers, you struggle with motivation. Being a writer is one of the hardest jobs to stay motivated with because it is 100% self-motivation. There isn’t a manager breathing down your neck, a supervisor threatening to write you up, or an employer threatening to dock your pay (ha! As if writers

10 Ways to Get Motivated to Write

If you’re like most writers, you struggle with motivation. Being a writer is one of the hardest jobs to stay motivated with because it is 100% self-motivation. There isn’t a manager breathing down your neck, a supervisor threatening to write you up, or an employer threatening to dock your pay (ha! As if writers

Susan Sontag on the four things a writer should be and more: http://lithub.com/susan-sontag-on-being-a-writer-you-have-to-be-obsessed/?utm_content=buffer991c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Literary Hub #writing #writerslife

Susan Sontag on the four things a writer should be and more: http://lithub.com/susan-sontag-on-being-a-writer-you-have-to-be-obsessed/?utm_content=buffer991c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Literary Hub #writing #writerslife

19 Times Tumblr Understood The Struggle Of Being A Writer

Especially when your parents ask.

19 Times Tumblr Understood The Struggle Of Being A Writer

Being a solopreneur is a bit like being a Jack-of-all-trades. You have to be a writer, an accountant, your own marketing department, and of course, a designer too. If you want to have the ability to create your own images, marketing materials etc. you have to learn more about graphic design. Believe me, it’s possible and here’s how to get started | thatistheday.com

How to design without being a designer

Being a solopreneur is a bit like being a Jack-of-all-trades. You have to be a writer, an accountant, your own marketing department, and a designer.

So… you want to be a writer? An author? Here is a checklist! Read, write, stay motivated, stay organized, perfect your writing, learn about grammar, style, prose and sentence structure, flow and pace, writing imagery, describing emotions, self-editing, editing services, writing a first draft, plot and character development, scene structure, voice, POV, book promotion and much more!

I’ve been trying to start my posts for writers for a while now but I needed it a map to guide me, a trunk from where more ideas would be branching out. So of course here comes the checklist!

How Long Should Your Blog Post Be

How Long Should Your Blog Post Be

5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer | Don't be "a writer."

5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer

More than two weeks ago, I finished up a one-act play–I did the final edit, hit the deadline, then heartily congratulated myself. In the days leading up to the deadline, I was writing hour…

How To Be A Freelance Writer

How To Be A Freelance Writer

Are you William Shakespeare or Ayn Rand? Play our interactive How to Be A Writer game

Are you William Shakespeare or Ayn Rand? Play our interactive How to Be A Writer game

We sent a nonscientific survey to writers participating in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books [.] and tabulated more than 200 responses to make a board game. Roll a die and see where the writing life takes you.

Be A Writer, Not An Author - Don't let your ambition for your writing overtake your love for creating stories.

Be A Writer, Not An Author - how your ambition for your writing career can crush your love for creating stories

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