1. Show Up! And want to make it as a writer. This means don’t talk about being a writer – actually sit down in that chair and write! You have to want it so that it takes over everything else! Sometimes you’ll have to sacrifice your social life and your sleep in order to get all of your writing work accomplished.
Show up at the same place every day—say 8am and start...
What am I thankful for?
Living in North Carolina for one! Don’t you know North Carolina is the Writingness State?
I’m also thankful for the North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conferences and if you keep reading this post you’ll pick up a few tips from me.
Writing conferences are fabulous opportunities to meet other writers at all experience levels from outside your...
Not long ago, I spoke for free all of the time. While every professional speaker needs to speak for free, there comes a time when the apprenticeship should end. I’d like to share five tips I’ve learned as I’ve gone from from free to fee.
Publishing Credits: It’s a lot easier to book speaking gigs if you have published a book (or two or three!) or have a wealth of columns or...