Tag: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers

Jun 02 2017

Book Review of 47 Mind Hacks for Writers #NewToMe2017

47 Mind Hacks link

I read: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick #NewToMe2017 – I have not previously read this book or anything by these authors. There were parts of this book that interested me as a writer. It would certainly be more relevant for non-fiction than fiction, but it’s still useful either way. …

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Jun 01 2017

Author Procrastination

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Why am I procrastinating? That’s the subject of today’s exercise. What will happen when I complete my Fractions of Existence book? When there’s no more editing, reasonably speaking, to do? I will have to …

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May 31 2017

Ideal Reader

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The task at hand is to identify my ideal reader. For the Existence series: 1- Someone who will buy, read, and review my books. (That was kind of obvious, wasn’t it?) 2- Someone who …

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May 30 2017

Genre For Book Marketing

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. For today’s excersise, I’m supposed to find some books in my market, guess what they’re about, and then write why my book is different. Fractions of Existence is an Urban Fantasy. Define= “Urban fantasy …

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May 25 2017

Anti Inner Critic

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Note to my inner critic: A few people have disliked the opening of Fractions of Existence. (*Rather, they’ve disliked various openings, as no two people who disliked an opening read more than one.) BUT …

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May 24 2017

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment in Writing

(If you took part in April, today is the day to stop over at the A to Z Challenge site. The survey results are in!) I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. To create my “pick up plan” I was supposed …

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May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 20 2017

End Goals of an Author

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Map the end goal If writing a book is a journey, then it’s up to the writer to determine the destination, the point where the author considers it a success. “…end goal where you …

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May 19 2017

Book Opening Analysis

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. I’m going to analyze the style of writing from books I like. Since openings are what I struggle with the most, I’m going to focus there. Red Queen “I hate First Friday.” Right off …

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May 15 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 8 wrap-up

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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