Friday, October 24, 2014

The 52 Books Challenge

Over on my blog, RonEstradaBooks.com, I’ve started a challenge. Having heard a few too many of my friends, both virtual and real, tell me that they never read any more, I decided to ask them, and you, if you can commit to 52 books in 2014. A book a week. Paper, e-book, or audio. I […]

Goal Setting for Codependents

STOP… before you scroll past this post. I know, the word codependent conjures up all types of dysfunctions I’m sure you don’t have, but what if the the goal setting principles in the post can actually help you set goals AND reach them? Are you willing to take a chance and read on? To swallow […]

Why I Choose Not to Care So I Can Focus

It was an innocent post. Not innocuous, mind you, but innocent. Little more than a link, really. Within minutes a storm of political debate erupted. Opinions collided on the economy, healthcare reform, Christian rights and responsibilities and elitist strongholds over mercy. Hoo, boy. This shifted my whole morning. I expected to post the link, then […]

Lose the Guilt: The Harsh Reality of a Reader…Interrupted

I have way too many books in my TBR (To Be Read) pile. Way too many friends with books I’ve been wanting to read for years. YEARS! Some of these books are personally autographed to me. They wait and stare and guilt me into not giving them away because I have┬áto read them. My book […]

8 Ways to Kill Your Writing Mojo

This whole writing business can be quite pesky. I mean, who really needs a muse popping up at inconvenient times and giving you burning inspiration that simply must be addressed? Who likes having a physical need to express oneself creatively? And who enjoys a solid groove of manuscript progress? There are ways to make it […]

Managing What’s Left of Your Summer

Summer. Time to slow down, relax a little, and finish (or start) those neglected projects you started last year. Right? I had grand plans of doing all the above, and while I’ve dabbled in fun and accomplishments, it hasn’t been to the degree I had planned. How about you? So in an attempt to embrace […]

How Writers Can Use Pinterest for Marketing

Pinterest has quickly become one of the fastest growing social networks and is turning heads in marketing circles. It’s time writers get on the train. Last month Brandy gave us a great piece on why writers should NOT use Pinterest. Anyone who has visited the site can tell you how quickly a few minutes turn […]

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Write!

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. But it’s what we do with those 24 hours that separates the productive from the unproductive. So how can writers simplify their life so they can find more time to write? Prioritize Think of the three most important things in your life. The three things […]

Writing Tools Review- How Scrivener Changed My Writing Life

While Super G is off galavanting through New York, doing writerly things and hobnobbing with the big muckety mucks on Avenue of the Americas, she has given me the keys to WI. It is always satisfying when my relentless charm and Charlie Brown good looks lure yet another female into trusting me with her career. […]

How Not to Waste Your Writing Time

If you‘re a busy writer with other thing on your agenda, then it’s important not to waste your writing time. Here are 3 simple ways to help you be more productive when you write. Go with the Flow I’m not talking about the words that should flow from your fingers. I’m talking about the crazy […]

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