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Giving Constructive Criticism

It’s a well-known fact that writers need to develop a thick skin to be in this business. I agree with that, but there are many great writers out there who’ve been demoralized by rude (deconstructive) …

Writing Down the Blues (and Boredom)

Do you ever feel the lack-luster of the writing life? It can be a lonely profession, especially if you write non-fiction. Fiction writers have it a little easier because they’re always in good company with …

My Incredimail Addiction

Several writers here at Blogging Tips have covered their addictions with WordPress (I’m one), Google Chrome and various other applications sharing all the bells and whistles available for these fun and useful products. Today, I’d …

Is Your Newsletter Compelling Enough?

How many newsletters do you sign up for in a month? How many do you unsubscribe from in the same month because the content just isn’t good? I’ve read hundreds of articles about sending out …

Blogger-Holic; Theme Addiction

Recently, Sharon Hurley Hall posted about her addiction with Confessions of a Theme-a-Holic. I commented that I have the same addiction, and I mentioned using different themes as inspiration for novels I’m working on. I …

Kindle for PC Review

I rarely write reviews or promote products unless I find them to be top-notch. And while I am easily amused, it takes a lot to impress me to the point of making a recommendation. But …

Light of Revision

I recently read something by another writer about editing your work. The statement basically said she’d edited a certain work while she was in different moods and held it up to different light each time. …