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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
WRITE EVERY DAY
Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Th...
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Indeed, writing is a muscle. Use it daily to get powerful results.

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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It's hard to choose -- especia...
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I love lists of excellent books. Time to reload the Kindle.

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Tips to Motivate Novelists Writing During National Novel Writing Month

Tips to Motivate Novelists Writing During National Novel Writing Month | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
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National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a little more than a week away. On November 1st, thousands of authors will start writing with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by midnight on November 30th.

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Relentlessly Creative Book Wins Award

Relentlessly Creative Book Wins Award | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
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Our very funny book Monkey in a Pink Canoe just won an Evvy Award! Congratulations to humorist author Allen Smith. http://amzn.to/1qTv5Q5

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Relentlessly Creative Books Signs Author Adam Dorfman

Relentlessly Creative Books Signs Author Adam Dorfman | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Relentlessly Creative Books is thrilled to announce that we will be publishing the work of Adam Dorfman, Editor for the outstanding leading-edge science...
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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
And all you have to do is read them!
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I think this is a very interesting book list. While I can’t claim that every book that I’ve read on this list changed my life, I look forward to reading the ones that are new to me.

 

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Why Writing a Book Can Boost Your Expert Credibility

Why Writing a Book Can Boost Your Expert Credibility | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it

Writing and publishing an ebook can give your business the boost you’re looking for. In fact an ebook can help you accomplish several important business b

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Our new series, A to eZ BooKs™ are designed to help experts get a book written and professionally published with a minimum of time and effort.

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Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
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Success presents its own set of challenges.
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Calling a journalist? Avoid making crucial mistakes

Calling a journalist? Avoid making crucial mistakes | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
The days of telephoning a reporter and cold pitching are pretty much over, but that doesn’t mean the phone isn’t still part of the process. You just have to know when to use it.
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Do you know when to use the phone? It isn’t as obvious as it used to be.

 

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Writers Can Get Free Houses In Detroit

Writers Can Get Free Houses In Detroit | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Think of it as a writers-in-residence program ... one that never has to end. A new Detroit nonprofit called Write A House has figured out something to do with Detroit's thousands and thousands of vacant and blighted homes -- fix them up and give them to writers.
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A wonderfully creative idea and I'll bet there will be takers.

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Relentlessly Creative Books Welcomes Author Mark Ginther

Relentlessly Creative Books Welcomes Author Mark Ginther | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it

Relentlessly Creative Books is happy to announce a new publishing alliance with author and internationally renowned strength coach Mark Ginther for the publication of his impressively kick ass (and everything else) book K.O. Power: Complete Strength Training for Devastating Punches, Kicks and Throws. Destined to become a classic work in its field, K.O. Power is a book that targets those serious about achieving mega results in competitive MMA, kickboxing and boxing. This book offers the science and routines that will inevitably be the secret weapon in the training regimen of winners.

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Welcome on board Mark Ginther. K.O. Power is a great book and we're happy you've joined our Authors Group.

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Mike Roman in “The Tellstars in Orbit, a Roman Odyssey”

Mike Roman in “The Tellstars in Orbit, a Roman Odyssey” | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Carlos Santana and his percussionist, Chepito Areas, have referred to Mike Roman and the Tellstars as...
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Beware the Ides of March! Print and ebook versions will be released in March, just in time for my birthday.

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RCB Author Tom Huskerson, Digital Security Expert

RCB Author Tom Huskerson, Digital Security Expert | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it

Relentlessly Creative Books author Tom Huskerson will be leading the charge for our new “How To” series A to Ez BooKs™ with three new titles due for publication later this month.

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We're all excited about the new A to eZ BooKs™ by author Tom Huskerson... coming soon.

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45 ways to avoid using the word very

45 ways to avoid using the word very | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
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Break the “very” habit. If you must, use “find” until you've purged every damn “vee word” from your writing. Others agree:

—Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain
—'Very' is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence King
—So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays. ~N.H. Kleinbaum

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No Glamour Here

“I keep trying to persuade myself that it’s unimportant, the fact that this culture is coming to an end, or probably is. So what? But when I think of the sheer pleasure of it, that hurts too. At one time the respect for books and reading was general. It’s not there now. It’s not literature and learning or education that’s respected. It is a glamour—God help us—of being a writer.”

- Doris Lessing, in a 2004 interview

 

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Writing is not a glamorous job. Unless you think pasty skin and a moth-eaten shawl are glamorous, writing isn't glamorous. Even sitting in the Green Room awaiting an appearance on a leading tv program is not glamorous. Being authentic is, but that is not what most people are thinking about when they want to author a book.

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Tired of being trite? Try these substitutions

Tired of being trite? Try these substitutions | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
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Keep this handy to improve your writing quickly.

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3-D Printed Storybooks for the Visually Impaired

3-D Printed Storybooks for the Visually Impaired | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have created the Tactile Picture Books Project, a series of 3-D printed books that go beyond the possibilities of braille. Propelled by the incre...
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What an amazing use of 3D printing.

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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes - YouTube

"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album "Mandatory Fun" out now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFun Amazon: http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFunAMZ Google Play: ht...
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It’s criminal if you don’t know grammar. If you are planning to write, this is where to start.

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These 17 Epic Places Hold More Secrets Than You Can Imagine. And Most Of Us Ignore Them.

These 17 Epic Places Hold More Secrets Than You Can Imagine. And Most Of Us Ignore Them. | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Most people probably think that libraries are all about being quiet, studying for tests and finding places to hang out with your friends… but there’s more to libraries than just that. Take these photos for example of incredible architecture and design.
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There are parts of heaven that look like this.

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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft: Stephen King

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

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 writingOn Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft [Stephen King] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir

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This is one of my favorite books on writing as a career by one of the world's most successful authors.

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The Best Writing Podcasts For Authors & Writers

The Best Writing Podcasts For Authors & Writers | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Want to level up your publishing career? Here are 8 writing podcasts that can help authors like you.
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I am hooked on podcasts. My personal philosophy is, “nothing in, nothing out.” A writer must immersed in the techniques and opportunities of the profession, and that process is ongoing. Podcasts about the business of writing are a writer's friend.

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10 Painful Rejection Letters To Famous People Proving You Should NEVER Give Up Your Dreams

10 Painful Rejection Letters To Famous People Proving You Should NEVER Give Up Your Dreams | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Even the best have been told that they aren't good enough.
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It is sometimes difficult to remember how even the best of the best get rejected sometimes. Here's a reminder.

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Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers

Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing. 
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If you like trains as much as you like to write, you'll love this.

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I hope they do this in Canada!  

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How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge)

How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge) | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Simple but effective ways to get more reviews for your book and increase sales.
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Reviews are the social proof you need to prove your book is worth reading. In other words, reviews are essential if you want to sell books.

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Productivity Hacks: When I Need to Write, I Enter the Cave

Productivity Hacks: When I Need to Write, I Enter the Cave | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.When I was a little boy I was a huge fan of the Batman
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Every writer must find what works for them to stay productive. For me it is a commitment to be at my desk working no later than 9:00 am every day. I'm often still at it 12 hours later, and it is frequently more than M-F. But I can take time off spontaneously sometimes, and do.

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Ten rules for writing fiction

Ten rules for writing fiction | Relentlessly Creative Books | Scoop.it
Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspire by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts (Every writer has their methods.

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More sage and silly advice from writers. These had me giggling, but there’s wisdom here as well.

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