The Writer's Stall (and other excuses)

Scriptroad MailaIt's not a dance, it's a list of excuses writers come up with when they are hesitant to sit down and write. For example, you might find yourself saying, "I can't write until I. . . 

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Are You Suffering from “Write My Book" Procrastination?

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“Write my book” procrastination
is a serious disorder that causes its sufferers to display an array of visible, sometimes embarrassing symptoms noticeable to others. For many, it may cause them to lose sleep, become distracted while working on other projects, drift off from conversation, or even lose income and miss life-enhancing opportunities.
I too once suffered from the “write my book” disorder. I struggled for fifteen years to pen my third book, Transformational Healing. (You’d think after having done it twice before, it would be easy, but no, this one was different. It was hard!) It wasn’t until I almost died that I realized how important this seemingly simple thing was to me and my life and finally sat down and got the job done. 

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12 Glorious Gifts for the Writer in Your Family

 booksbyclaireLooking for the perfect gift for the writer in your family? Here are some of my favorite ideas. (Pssst... writers... share this with your loved ones and let them know which one's you want most!)

1. COFFEE HOUSE GIFT CERTIFICATES: Most every writer I know thrives on their favorite beverage and needs a hot cuppa-something close at hand. Whether your in-house writer is the drive-through/carry out type or the sit-for-an-afternoon-and-muse personality, this is the gift that will fit any price range. 

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Joan of Arcs: Authors Who Fear Persecution

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I often meet authors I refer to as “Joan of Arcs.” They are authors who’ve already written or plan to write a book, but are certain when they release it, they will be tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered, burned at the stake, and maybe even stoned to the death, due to the radical, life-changing, culture-modifying ideas they want to share. And even though they believe these ideas with all their heart and likely have enjoyed self-betterment from them, they have such a strong fear of the persecution they may face, they may hold back from publishing and/or promoting their book.

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Jamie 110918 wWizI am a publishing professional with over twenty years experience in assisting with a book’s delivery from manuscript to printed book—including interior and cover design, creating files for the printer, guidance with paperwork and filings, ebook creation, market messaging, and more.