200 posts and What I’ve Learned

What I've learned in writing 200 posts.


I've written 200 posts since I started this blog. Celebrate with me!

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I’ve written 200 posts since I started blogging on 6/23/09. That’s 99 months ago, which means I’ve averaged two blogs a month. I’m sure weeks passed with no activity, followed by Tasmanian devil typing.

It’s only fitting that today’s post centers on links with writing advice, as I’ve made it a practice to share all I’ve learned over my eighteen year writing career. I wish as much information was available then as now.

Writing wisdom learned from writing 200 posts

Saturday’s writing links:

Why you should let your first draft suck.

200 posts. Why you should let your first draft suck.

Invoking the NO. How to say no to everyone and everything.

200 posts. Invoking the NO.

11 tips for creating a writing routine

200 posts. 11 tips for creating a writing routine

50 kickass resources for indie authors

200 posts. 50 kickass resources for indie authors

Do you have a C.T.A. (Call to Action) in your books? How to use back matter to sell more books.

200 posts. Do you have a CTA Call to Action in your books?

Other resources:

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Thank you to everyone who has followed me on my amazing writing journey. You make the adventure worthwhile.

Lastly, I’d like to wish my sister, Carla, a happy birthday tomorrow, the 24th. Age and distance separate us, but you’ll always be with me.



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  1. Opinionated Mua September 24, 2017 @ 3:26 am

    Congratulations on another feat in writing. Thanks for sharing what you learnt. 🙂

  2. Masoom September 25, 2017 @ 4:15 am

    Congratulations on the feat. I wish you more posts to come and enlighten us with your gracious writing !
    keep Writing !

  3. Preethi Venugopala September 25, 2017 @ 10:42 pm

    Congratulations on the 200! More power to you!
    I agree with all your wise words. My first drafts always suck. But the story would be by then down on paper. All I need to do is polish it till it shines.

  4. Nayantara Hegde September 27, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

    Congratulations. I am coming up to 100 almost and I know how it feels. Writing is so hard but it is also immensely satisfying and enriching. i am going to bookmark your blog and keep comingback

  5. admin September 27, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the vote of confidence.

  6. Mansi Laus Deo September 29, 2017 @ 11:22 am

    Congratulations on your 2nd century with your blog and thank you for such great advice. We, the writers, already know all this stuff but we choose to ignore it. Rather, we become vulnerable while writing and take every advice and critic to heart. Thanks for reminding that if we are smart enough to “hear voices”, we’re smart enough to ignore the wrong ones too! 😀

  7. admin September 30, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    I agree that writers are filled with self-doubt while writing. That’s why we need to reach out and support each other. Otherwise, the journey is too lonesome.
    I try to distill what I’ve learned and not promise instant success. Like any other art, writing takes time to learn. Thousands of hours. Millions of words. I hope I can help.

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