How to Set and Reach Your Goals to Make a Living as a Writer with Jeff Carson

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How to Set and Reach Your Goals to Make a Living as a Writer with Jeff Carson

 

 

 

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Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

www.mysterythriller.com

 

 

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Book Hoarders Reading Challenge

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“When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.” -David L. Weatherford 

 

 

 

 

 

This post is dedicated to all the book lovers out there. You may or may not be a book hoarder because there’s a big difference between the two. I currently have 1,725 books on my “to be read” list and it’s still increasing at an alarming rate.  Yikes!

 

 

Are you a Book Hoarder? Does this sound like you? Read on….

 

 

  • First, it’s virtually impossible to resist a good book, especially if it’s on sale.
  • Second, having the painful realization that you can’t read every book.
  • The unread books on your shelf are piling up while you continue to add gobs more.
  • There’s that book or series that you can’t wait to read, but—-you never get around to it.
  • You’re always a sucker for free books, promos, or books on sale.
  • You have so many books you forgot the new ones you just added.
  • The ratio of books read to books added is way out of balance.
  • The books on your TBR list NEVER decreases but increases.

 

 

 

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If this is you don’t despair! We need a change in our mindset, our strategy. For this I’d like to present to you a challenge. The #BookHoarders challenge. I have some ideas so tell me what you think.

 

 

  • For every book you buy or add to your TBR list you read two on your shelf.
  • Switch up your reading habits per week or month.
  • Read new books for one week, then read books on your shelf the next.
  • Use a reward system. For every 3 books on your TBR you read, treat yourself to a new one.
  • Do it pairs. Get a book buddy to keep you accountable! Challenge each other.
  • Join the Book Hoarders Bucket List Challenge on Goodreads for support!

 

 

 

 

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  • You actually read the books you bought!
  • You’ll better yourself by reading more stories.
  • Decrease the amount of books on your shelves or TBR list.
  • Read more books, give more reviews and help authors succeed.
  • Gain a book buddy and enrich your experience with other book hoarders.
  • You’ll feel better!

 

 

What do you think?  Tell me in the comments!!

Share the hashtag #BookHoarders

 

 

 

Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

www.mysterythrillerweek.com

 

 

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Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

 

 

 

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Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s backstory which will shape their motivation and behavior afterward.

 

 

 

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Because Angela and Becca have spent the last year exploring painful
human struggles, they wanted to highlight a very important aspect of
overcoming difficult circumstances: it can make us stronger. I promised to let Angela hijack my blog today, so please read on!

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Hi everyone! When you set out to find examples of inner strength, you don’t have to go very far. Right here in the writing community we see it every day. Writers more than anyone understand the swirl of emotions as we work toward publication. We dream of making it and seeing our books in the hands of readers…yet doubt and frustration can be a constant companion. For us, there is a lot to learn, much to steel our nerves for, and unfortunately, a host of real-world problems that can try to derail us. And, even as we slowly move forward and grow, we can sometimes feel like impostors. This is a tough road.

 
But the fact that writers face this battle, day after day, and KEEP GOING…this should be celebrated! We need to be reminded that we are much stronger than we sometimes believe. We dream, create, and force ourselves to keep striving. Through the ups and downs, we persevere!

 

 

Have you encountered something on the writing road that made you question yourself? Have you faced an obstacle that required a force of will to get past?

 

 

 

If so, we want to hear about it! Join Becca and me at Writers Helping Writers from October 25-27th,  where we are celebrating writers and their stories of perseverance. Stop in, and tell us about a challenge or struggle your faced, or if you like, join this event by writing a post on your own blog and share it using the hashtag #writerspersevere. Let’s fill social media with your strength and let other writers know that it’s okay to question and have doubts but we shouldn’t let that stop us.

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

We also have a prize vault filled with items that can give your writing career a boost, so stop by Writers Helping Writers. I would love for one of you to win something that will help you get closer to your goal!

If you struggle, remember to reach out to others. We are in this  together, and by supporting one another, we cross the finish line together (and then keep going!).

Happy writing!

Angela & Becca

 

Writing Tips for Dynamic Story Creation with Maxwell Alexander Drake

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Writing Tips for Dynamic Story Creation with Maxwell Alexander Drake

 

 

 

 

What did you take away from dynamic story creation? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

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Benjamin Thomas

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www.mysterythrillerweek.com

 

 

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NaNoWriMo Prep with Kristen Martin

 

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PREPTOBER | Planning Your Novel for NaNoWriMo

 

 

 

How are you prepping for NaNoWriMo this year? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

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Benjamin Thomas

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Relaunching an Old Series to Success and Hitting Lists with a Multi-Author Set with Ella Summers

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Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

http://www.mysterythrillerweek.com

Self-Publishing Formula 77: Secrets from Seventy Novels

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Mark Dawsons’s Self-Publishing Formula 77: Secrets from Seventy Novels

 

 

 

 

What did you take away from this? Tell me in the comments!

Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

http://www.mysterythrillerweek.com

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How to Write Faster and More Consistently

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How to Write Faster and More Consistently

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have tips for writing faster and more consistently? Tell us in the comments!

Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

http://www.mysterythrillerweek.com

Small Press Publishing And Selling Non-Fiction Books With Alison Jones

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Small Press Publishing And Selling Non-Fiction Books With Alison Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you pick up some new tips? Tell me in the comments!!

Benjamin Thomas

@thewritingtrain

http://www.mysterythrillerweek.com

Advertising For Authors with Mark Dawson

 

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Benjamin Thomas

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