The World Needs You

Sometimes we let fear stop us from writing. And by writing, I mean actually finishing that *dream* writing project. Sure, we may easily finish our writing projects for clients or for our blog. However, when it comes to the writing project that has been tugging at our hearts for a long time, it is another story. Instead of completing that secret project, we distract ourselves by having lots of writing projects in the works, by spending an inordinate amount of time researching and planning, or by finding excuses not to write at all.

If this is you, you are not alone.

Putting ourselves out there is scary. We fear rejection, being misunderstood, or even ignored. This is normal and something I fight against all the time. (Or, maybe I’m not normal?!)

Your words have the power to transform the world

Here is the thing: THE WORLD NEEDS YOU. It needs your unique voice and message. It needs to read and hear what you have to say. Your words have the power to transform the world one reader at a time. But, it won’t happen if you don’t get your words out.

I’m not lying in my manifesto. I truly do believe the world is waiting for your special gift. I truly do believe you have an obligation to share that gift. I truly believe your writing is good enough; that you are good enough. And yes, I absolutely believe in you.

So, that project you have been *meaning* to get finished – finish it. The post, article or book you have been meaning to publish – publish it.

The world is waiting.

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What Copyright has to do with Your Book Cover

What Copyright has to do with your book coverOne of my mentors, Kristen Joy (a.k.a. The Book Ninja), has written an excellent series on Copyrights and Trademarks. The whole series is very good and I highly recommend you read it; however, today I want to specifically point out part 3.

Part three of Kristen’s series deals with the issue of book covers and titles. This is definitely an area that seems to confuse a lot of author and wanna-be authors and she does a superb job explaining the issue clearly and concisely.

Here is a snippet:

“When you start doing research for your book cover design, you’ll surely come across at least one cover you love exactly as-is. The temptation would be to create (or hire a designer to create) a near-replica of that same book cover. After all, you love it, so why shouldn’t you copy it? Isn’t “imitation the sincerest form of flattery?”” …Continue Reading the article

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