Write Your Novel This Month!

Today  is the first day of National Novel Writing Month. If you have been wanting to get started with (or finish) your novel, here is your chance to get some accountability and support. All you have to do is sign up and fill out your profile, commit to write 50,000 words, and post your progress. During the course of the month you can win badges, get some inspiration and will finish (or at least put a big dent into) your novel!

Write Your Novel This Month

I’m not participating in the challenge this month because I am just coming off the Write 31 Days Writing challenge (on my personal blog). However, I am going to do a personal mini-version of the challenge by making a commitment to finish the two ebooks I have started!

If you aren’t interested in writing a novel, you can do as I am and do your own personal challenge. You can make a commitment to finally put together that short story (or flash fiction) collection you were meaning to get to. Or, you can get working on that book of poetry you have swimming in your head. Or whatever. Do you want to start a journal? Do you want to start writing some snippets of memories for that memoir your family keeps telling you to write? Now is your chance! Now, I don’t know if these qualify for the National Novel Writing Month, but you can alway ask. Or, just do the challenge on your own.

The point is: get writing! Stop procrastinating and get working on your writing!

Good luck!


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Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

*This post is part of the write 31 days writing challenge.

Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

Whew! Today is the last day of the writing challenge! It was a lot of fun; however, after writing consecutively for 31 days, write two or three days a week should now be a piece of cake!

In my last post, I am highlighting author Shelley Hitz. Not only has she written many books, she recently re-branded herself and she now produces a fantastic podcast. She deals with all sorts of writing topics, from the writing process, to publishing, to marketing, to finding inspiration, and everything in between.

I love that her advice is practical and down-to-earth. Hitz takes the concept of writing and self-publishing, which can seem daunting and complicated, and breaks them down into doable, “bite-sized” chunks.

Shelley Hitz’s blog and books are great resources, especially for newbie self-publishers.


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Awesome Bloggers: Dawn Shuler

*This post is part of the Write 31 Days writing challenge.

I’ve written about Dawn before but I want to mention her gain because not only does she have great products, she has a great blog.

Awesome Bloggers: Dawn Shuler

I knew Dawn virtually when I was a part of Assistu and then followed her to Writing From Your Soul. I love Dawn’s perceptive and calming writing style and I love how she approaches the writing process. I purchased her Writing From the Soul Intensive Toolkit and it has helped me tremendously. In fact, when I went back to college to finish my degree, I applied what I learned from the toolkit every time I wrote a paper for one of my classes. It made the writing process easier and I am convinced that it got me better grades. I graduated Summa Cum Laude so if it didn’t help, it certainly didn’t hurt! 🙂

As the website indicates, Dawn is all about helping people write from the soul so they can strongly convey their message in a way that connects with their audience. She also helps people to be more consistent with their message and marketing which is so very important in building a successful business.

If you want to grow your business as a self-publishing author and entrepreneur, you should really check out WritingFromYourSoul.com.


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