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  1. I love the short subject idea and think that is why so many writers like to blog. My wife used wrote a few novels but has quit cold turkey for her blog.

    Based on your first post, this blog will be a great resource!

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    1. Hi Rich! Thanks for stopping by. Does your wife make money with her blog? If so, how does that work? (I’m new at this.) Deb

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      1. Yes – you can see it at travelsavvymom.com. She earns money through ads on her site – both Google adsense and fixed sponsors. She is using it mostly as a platform for freelancing – she writes for Fodor’s and a few other properties – but the ad revenue is growing and covers her expenses.

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        1. Hoorah! I’ll visit her there. I’m going to learn more about Adsense and sponsors. All help is appreciated. Deb

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  2. Excellent advice. I think the most important tool to prevent and get rid of block is to just keep writing…everyday.

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  3. The above was my first post, welcoming me to this blog, and I have decided to leave it as a landmark of where I began. Blogging isn’t easy for me. Not because I don’t like to yak, but because I don’t want to take the time to do it.

    As CEO & Founder of Creative Writing Institute, (http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com), a writing instructor/mentor, and course developer, I will attempt to answer all of your writing questions, especially as they pertain to short stories and writing articles.

    WRITER’S BLOCK: That dreaded word that every writer hears when the muse is off visiting Aunt Tildy. But don’t be dismayed. There are lots of ways to get your engine running again. Here are a few:

    1. Find some of those notes you made on what you would like to write about when you have time
    2. Write 100 words about several short subjects, such as mom, dad, a love relationship (okay, for that one you can write a book), a disappointment, favorite Christmas present as a child, etc. You get the idea.
    3. If you always write on varied topics, writer’s block won’t come as often
    4. Write 15 minutes every day. No matter what. No excuses. If a tornado hits, grab a pen in one hand and paper in the other and write as you’re flying away in the storm or trapped in the rubble.
    5. Look at a table or a house, etc., and write about where it came from, who made it, for whom, and why.
    6. Lock yourself in a room with no food, water, door or window and write about what you would like to write about if you could get out of there. 🙂

    Happy day! Deb

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