All Posts by Patti Stafford

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) critiques of their work. In working as a Course Presenter for the Fear of Writing online course, I’ve become extremely […]

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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 their characters. I get the best (and worst) of both worlds. Today, I want to do anything but write an […]

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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 like to cover Incredimail. I discovered it many years ago. The download is free, but it has a small ad […]

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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 newsletters and the main advice in these articles is that the material must be compelling. It’s often the writer’s of […]

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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 recently changed webhosts and haven’t gotten everything up and ready. I threw two of these up real quick to give […]

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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 today, I would like to talk about Kindle for the PC. I don’t know when it was developed, but I […]

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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. In that one line, she captured and explained the whole revision process—the part many of us fail to utilize. As […]

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