ReBlog – Writing Perspectives: “So You Want to Be a Writer”

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Writing Perspectives:

Source: Writing Perspectives: “So You Want to Be a Writer” – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – Tech Tools for Writers: Creatavist

ReBlog – A writer armed with the right technology is a force to be reckoned with.

Source: Tech Tools for Writers: Creatavist – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – 6 Free Writing Podcasts

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6 Free Writing Podcasts

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ReBlog – E-Books: Pros

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E-Books: Pros

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ReBlog – Five Famous Authors and Their Strange Writing Rituals – The Writer’s Circle

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By Stephanie Ostroff

Routines keep us focused when we start drifting off course. They snap us back to reality and remind us that yes, we can do this. The words will come to us. Turning to a familiar writing ritual can help us find balance. Most authors have that one thing they do, even subconsciously, that sets the tone for a solid writing session. Sometimes it’s as simple as creating the right lighting in a room or hearing songs from a favorite album. It’s the difference between churning out pages of your best work and wasting an afternoon staring at a blinking cursor. At times, these rituals are taken to an extreme. Some of history’s most celebrated authors swore by unusual and bizarre rituals. It’s possible we owe many great pieces of literature to the fact that they were so meticulous in maintaining these strange habits.

In honor of the writers who embrace their quirky routines, the Writer’s Circle is highlighting a few of the oddest rituals practiced by famous authors:

1. James Joyce Crayons, a white coat, and a comfy horizontal surface. These were Joyce’s essentials. The author of Ulysses found his words flowed better while lying flat on his stomach in bed. Since he was severely myopic, crayons enabled Joyce to see his own handwriting more clearly, and the white coat served as a reflector for light onto the pages.

2. Maya Angelou Most writers can’t afford to check into a hotel when the urge to scribble hits, but for Angelou, it’s the key to great writing. In the wee hours of the morning she’ll book herself a room with a special request: all distracting wall décor must vanish. Armed with a bottle of sherry, a deck of cards, some legal pads, a thesaurus and…

Source: Five Famous Authors and Their Strange Writing Rituals – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – 5 Tips For Writing A Gratitude Journal (And Keeping At It!)

ReBlog – Research has shown those who actively give thanks for their lives reap physical, social and psychological benefits.

Source: 5 Tips For Writing A Gratitude Journal (And Keeping At It!) – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – Writing Inspiration: Maya Angelou

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Writing Inspiration: Maya Angelou

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ReBlog – How to Publish a Book on Amazon

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How to Publish a Book on Amazon

Source: How to Publish a Book on Amazon – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – How to Price Your Work on Amazon

ReBlog – Publishing problem is the bottom line Createspace makes you charge.

A helpful guide for choosing the right price.

Source: How to Price Your Work on Amazon – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – Writing Inspiration: E.E. Cummings on Spring

Writing Inspiration: E.E. Cummings on Spring

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ReBlog – How to Find an Independent Editor to Review Your Work

ReBlog – I like mine but it never hurts to read up on a subject.

How to Find an Independent Editor to Review Your Work

When the writing process ends, the editing process begins but first you actually need to find an editor to read your work. That set of objective eyes fresh eyes that haven’t been staring at those words for days or weeks or months is crucial to perfecting your work, and there are tons of qualified independent editors out there who can review it.

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ReBlog – Distraction-Free Writing Tips and Tools

ReBlog – I have this problem.

Get off your iPhone; it’s time to write!

Source: 5 Distraction-Free Writing Tips and Tools – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – 6 Social Media Tips for Writers

6 Social Media Tips for Writers

Publishing tweets and status updates is definitely different from publishing the usual writing projects, but hey — self-publishing writers can benefit from being self-promoting writers, too. Social media offers amazing platforms to connect with readers, other writers, and catch the attention of publishers — all great opportunities.

Source: 6 Social Media Tips for Writers – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – 4 Free, On-Demand Writing Webinars

We’ve scoured the Internet for the best free webinars aimed at writers.

Source: 4 Free, On-Demand Writing Webinars – The Writer’s Circle

ReBlog – How to Publish on Wattpad

We’re always looking for new ways to share our words and ideas with the world and as writers.

Source: How to Publish on Wattpad – The Writer’s Circle