What Triggers Inspiration In You?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that asks the question: What Triggers Inspiration In You?

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Have you ever logged onto your favorite website or turned on your favorite movie or TV show just so you could “get inspired?”

We have all probably done this at some point. We know ourselves pretty well, and we know the sorts of things that make us feel good. Being in a good mood isn’t necessarily a prerequisite for writing, but it definitely helps relieve stress and put you in the proper headspace to think clearly and get things done.

But is going after inspiration the best option? Perhaps, as long as you know the things that trigger inspiration for you personally, you won’t have to do any hunting.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates #Reviews #Freebook- Mary Adler, Andrew Joyce and Mary Crowley.

Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on her blog.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the updates for authors in the cafe and bookstore and today recent reviews and also the offer of a free book.

The first author with a recent review is Mary Adler for her wartime mystery Shadowed by Death An Oliver Wright WW II Mystery Book 2. A young Polish freedom fighter is in danger and Oliver Wright must try to protect her..

About Shadowed by Death

San Francisco, 1944. Sophia Nirenska, a Polish resistance fighter who survived the Warsaw ghetto uprising, finds safety in California until someone tries to kill her. She insists political enemies want to silence her, but homicide detective Oliver Wright, on medical leave from the Marines, believes the motive is more personal. He and his German shepherd, Harley, try to protect Sophia, but she insists on doing things her own way—a dangerous decision.

Oliver guards Sophia as they travel from…

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Author Spotlight – Raymond Walker

Check out this great interview with Author Raymond Walker from this post on the Writer’s Treasure Chest blog.

Writer's Treasure Chest

Hello, please introduce yourself.

Hi, My name is Raymond Walker and I am a writer. I write under a few aliases as well as my own name so some of you may know me as “Ray T Walker”, Maeve O’Connell, Robert Anderson, June Rutherford and Elijah Plane but most of my books are written under my own name; Raymond Walker.

1. When did you start writing?

I started writing, way back in the mists of time, the seventies, little more than a child, I was raised on a farm in the middle of nowhere and there was little to do other than work study and read. A village lay close by; Peninver (Pro peneever) and it was there I attended school. As is the case with most writers they were raised a reader. I started reading for myself at a rather young age but no more so than many others…

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7 Tips to Blogging: You Would Think I’d Have a Category for These Things By Now

Check out this great post from Charles Yallowitz with 7 blogging tips

Legends of Windemere

I’m not going to talk about how to make money off your blog.  If I knew how to do that then I wouldn’t be where I am now.  This is all about how to enjoy and stretch your blog to the point of mild success.  Okay, tiny success . . . I make no promises.  With that being said:

  1. What works for one blogger, might not work for you.  This doesn’t mean to avoid things, but don’t get upset if you copy someone and it fails.  Maybe people notice you copied and compared it unfavorably to the original.  Perhaps you missed a few key points in the delivery or it doesn’t match up with your theme and style.  Never be afraid to put such post types down and only go back if you think you figured out the problem.  Although, you might want to return only a few times if…

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5 Things I’d Go Back and Tell “Baby Writer Me” From the Writers in Storm Blog

Do you ever wish you could go back and have a chat with “Baby Writer You?” I think about that sometimes, about the things I’d tell that shiny, awkward, clueless soul.

But like parenting or dating, or any other hands-on life thing, you have to figure it out for yourself. Like learning how to adult, until you really get the hang of it, you don’t know how much you don’t know.

Besides, shiny “New Writer You” wouldn’t believe you anyway.

From the Mind Body Spirit Festival

So logical, practical advice only then. Advice that even clueless Baby Writer Me could relate to…

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What Is the Point?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that asks a question that many of us probably think of from time to time, What is the Point?

Novelty Revisions

A few weeks ago, I asked my Twitter followers what they wanted me to write about on this blog.

I don’t do this often, though maybe I should. As stressful and distracting as social media can be at times, it’s an important channel for connecting with audiences and reminding readers that you, a person, are just like them. Out here trying to make your way in the world, hoping you know what you’re doing, or at least hoping you know how to pretend you do when you don’t.

Sometimes the best questions are the shortest — yet, somehow, the least straightforward.

“What is the point?”

I have thought about this question for a long time — okay, only weeks, but they have been very long weeks. And to be fully transparent, I might have waited a lot longer to write about this if I hadn’t suddenly been faced with so…

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