5 Topics Every Author MUST Write About

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If Ernest Hemingway said that you MUST write about these five topics, you’d probably take him seriously. (image via wikimedia) Writers don’t like being told what to do.  That’s part of what makes us writers.  We like to write about what we want to write about, and if somebody tells us what to write about, a lot of us will struggle. Just like most people, I don’t like being told what to do, but I also don’t like telling others what to do.  This puts me in a bad position.  If I don’t like being… Continue reading 5 Topics Every Author MUST Write About

Books That Make Readers Feel Stupid

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This has to be a conspiracy. Reading should be a pleasurable experience.  Most of us work really hard throughout the day, looking forward to that spare moment when we can relax and lose ourselves in a good book.  Honestly, I’m proud to be an avid reader.  Book readers tend to be of above-average intelligence.  And reading is supposed to make us smarter.  But some books have made me feel the opposite of intelligent.  There are some books that I haven’t understood.  There are some books that I didn’t “get.”  And then there are some books… Continue reading Books That Make Readers Feel Stupid

5 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Writer Today

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He’s grinning because he hasn’t noticed any of his mistakes yet. (image via wikimedia) It’s easy for most writers to be negative.   It’s tough to make enough money to earn a living.   We’re never satisfied with what we’ve written.  No matter how many people read and respond to our work, it’s never enough.  But even with these challenges, it’s better to be a writer today than it’s ever been. 1. Writing is physically easier than it’s ever been. Authors used to have to physically hold a pencil or a pen and physically write out each… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Writer Today