10 Ways to Get More Followers (3 min read)

Do you want to increase your followers? Here’s a great article with tips on how to do that.

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Getting followers to subscribe or follow your blog can sometimes be a little challenging. But by doing just the smallest things can make the biggest impact. Here’s 10 of them:

1. Return favors. Follow people that comment or favorite your posts, especially when they take the time to read articles you’ve written and share a comment with you. It’s one of the keys I use to determine whether someone is a real follower or just trying to get more by using others. 

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Creating Your Own Frankenstein

“It’s alive! Alive!” These are the famous words from a classic science fiction movie and an 80’s movie theme song. Though it meant the creation of both a terrifying monster and a geek’s wet dream, the word we’re looking for here is “creation”. Creating characters within a story is a detailed process for writers. You […]

via Building characters in a story is like creating your own Frankenstein — Mark Piggott | Author of the “Forever Avalon” Series

Author Confessions Round 9

I’m a panster when I write.  I don’t outline, don’t use storyboards, and don’t formula write. I have a sense of where I want to start and I know what direction I’m going, but I let my characters lead me there. As a seat of your pants writer, I don’t pre-plan character names either. I usually choose a name I like from an online baby name book, use a name I’ve heard before or some variation of it, or pick the first name that pops into my head that has a nice ring to it.  Later, when I’m revising, if I decide the name doesn’t fit the character’s personality, I change it to something more suitable.

Author Confessions Round 8

I am all about character. Characters can either make or break a book for me. Good storylines and exciting scenes are worthless if the characters have no depth, are unrelatable, or I just don’t give a crap about them. Good character development is not easy to do. As a writer, I have to get into my characters’ heads, know how they think, and how they react in certain situations. I walk with them and let them drive the story. Readers have to experience that journey as well. Flat characters ruin good stories. As a reader, if I don’t have an emotional connection with the characters, the story isn’t worth reading.

Failure is Not Fatal

Everyone at some point in their life has experienced failure. Whether it’s a failing grade on a test, losing out on job opportunity, or a crumbled relationship, failure is part of life.

As writers, we are constantly slapped in the face with rejection letters, negative reviews, editors dropping us unexpectedly, or publishing companies going out of business and retaining all of our royalties. Failure is devastating. It damages our motivation, sabotages our efforts, and reduces our confidence. Every negative comment anyone has ever said to us floats around inside our heads and the voices of doom kick in. Yet, if we heard someone else make snide remarks to our friends the way we allow our own self-punitive voice to talk to us, we wouldn’t tolerate it. So why do we do this to ourselves?  We have to learn to adopt a mindset of persistence and optimism and never give up.

“If you’ve experienced a publishing disaster and you’ve come back from it, you’re empowered with the knowledge that failure isn’t fatal.” -author Colleen Thompson

The key to overcoming failure is to pick ourselves up and carry on. When facing failure, create a ‘Wonderful Things About Me’ file, which includes awards you’ve won, inspiring e-mails you’ve received, and positive reviews. List qualities and capacities you possess and goals you’ve accomplished. Focus on the positive.

Reconnect yourself to the reasons you began pursuing your goal in the first place. Think about the end prize and focus on how you will feel when you reach your goal.

Failure is a chance to begin again. Figure out what was lacking in your previous plan and brainstorm new approaches. Surround yourself with a tribe of people who offer support and get feedback and advice from them. Consider reviews, sales and analytics, and comments from blog posts. If the feedback is harsh, be objective and consider the source. Disregard the naysayers and dig for real advice. Get creative, try new things. Decide how you can better prepare yourself in the future. Make a plan and break it down into tasks that are in your control and those that are not. Strip away the inessential and focus your energies on those aspects you can control. Once your plan is in place, stick with it. If the plan isn’t working, adapt it.

“To achieve any worthy goal, you must take risks,” -writer and speaker John C. Maxwell.

If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you’ll never change. Success comes from failure. If you have the courage to try new things, you’re going to experience failure. Throughout the process, you’ll get more creative, develop new ideas, and stretch outside your comfort zone. You’ll learn more about your strengths, strengthen your resolve, and maintain your will for the next challenge. You’ll reinvent yourself, which will lead to growth, and growth leads to success.

“Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right first time.”Financial Times columnist Tim Harford

Author Confessions Round 7

Author confessions day seven-How long have you been writing your WIP?

I started writing the Scrubs series eons ago, but never did anything with it. I wrote it for myself simply because I love to write. The last book in the series, the one I’m currently working on, I started writing five or six years ago. It took me four years to finish it. Once I was done with the final book, I sat on it for a while because I was working on cutting, revising, and cleaning up the other books in the series to get them ready for publication. I returned to this book in November of 2016, after I was done revising and editing the other three.

The Scrubs series has been a part of my life for the last twenty years. As excited as I am to be nearly finished with it, I’m a bit sad to say goodbye to the characters who have consumed my life for so many years. The good thing is I have other characters who are now speaking to me, begging me to tell their story.

11 Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

This is a guest post by Sierra Delarosa. Sierra is a freelance writer, musician and content writer for Global English Editing. 11 Science-Backed Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body, and Spirit For many of us, writing is a practical tool. We use it to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and experiences with other people, usually through email […]

via 11 Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body and Spirit — Nicholas C. Rossis

The Sweat and Tears in Writing

Writing the story is only the beginning.

A Writer's Path


by Jordan Jolley

If you devote time for the quality of your story, then your book’s potential can go far.

There are two very common questions people ask me: “How long did it take you to write your first book?” and “Are you done with your second book?”

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10 Reasons that will Encourage you to Read (1 min read)

Great article about the benefits of reading. As an educator, I know how important reading is for a child’s creativity, academic achievement, and vocabulary development. Reading has many benefits for adults too.

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Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

Founder & Owner of: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Entertainment, Family & Life, Successful Living Writer and Writing Writer

Reading has many benefits; here are 10 reasons which should encourage you to read.

1. Vocabulary: When you read an article or a book you may come across a new word(s) or a different usage of a word you are already familiar with.

2. Creativity: Unlike a TV serial or a movie, reading will make you think.

3. Pleasure: A good book or article is as enjoyable as a game of baseball.

4. History: Other than history books we can also learn historical facts by reading biography/autobiography or by reading books or novels set in a particular period or era.

5. News and Information: Magazines and newspapers not only keep us updated about…

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