The Book Blurb and how to write one. Awesome post and timely invite to learn how to write a blurb for your book tonight.

If the cover is an invitation to the party in your book, then the blurb (the back cover description, the summary, whatever you want to call it) is the RSVP card readers check off as attending-with-the-chicken-option when they buy your book. The trouble is that for so many books, while the cover is invites you…

via The Book Blurb—An Invitation Readers Simply Can’t Turn Down — Kristen Lamb

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When is the Best Time to Write?

I write every day even if its just one page. My theory behind this is that it takes three weeks to form a habit and we writers love habits. Weekends I am able to write for longer periods of time and can really let go, not sensor, not care. This is when I’ve done some of my best writing. Great Post. Thank you.

Bernadette Benda

Writer’s need routine because…well, routines are just helpful in general. When we talk about routines for writers, the question usually comes up “when is the best time of day to write?” 

There is a theory (meaning: I have read a few “prestigious writers” that have said this) that the best time of day to write is in the morning, before you have done anything else.

They (the prestigious writers) say you should always write in the morning, because your brain is empty and closer to your unconscious because you just woke up. Nothing has yet happened to fill up your brain.

Is it true? Should you write in the morning??? Do I really have to become an early bird to get the worm??? Let’s take a look *dons spectacles*.

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To start things off, there may be actual science behind this, meaning, there may be a certain time of day when…

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50 Shades of Butt in Gear–The Ultimate Slacker’s Guide to Writing Success — Kristen Lamb

On Monday, I took a shot at “experts” and challenged us all to remember to have some FUN even though “fun” often makes us feel like slackers. Yet, let’s be clear. There is mistakenly “feeling” like a slacker and actually being one (FYI: I have gold medals in both). Thus, today one might be tempted…

via 50 Shades of Butt in Gear–The Ultimate Slacker’s Guide to Writing Success — Kristen Lamb

Awesome post by Kristen Lamb ahead of NaNoWriMo.

On Monday, I took a shot at “experts” and challenged us all to remember to have some FUN even though “fun” often makes us feel like slackers. Yet, let’s be clear. There is mistakenly “feeling” like a slacker and actually being one (FYI: I have gold medals in both). Thus, today one might be tempted…

via 50 Shades of Butt in Gear–The Ultimate Slacker’s Guide to Writing Success — Kristen Lamb