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Don’t Let Perfection and Procrastination Steal Your Writing Success

“Writing happens when you stay consistent and keep encouraging yourself that it’s okay to put words on the page.”   - Rebecca Camarena, author   You’ve started your book and you’ve written a few pages. You’re on a roll and when you stop for the day you promise to write daily. But the next thing you know you haven’t written in days. When you start writing each time you type a sentence, your inner editor cringes. You’re terrified you’re going to write something dreadful, so you don’t write anything. You stare at the blank page. You may have even started to question whether you should be writing a book at all. In your mind you wrote something great that first day and you consider yourself a great writer. Writers have this image of the literary greats sitting at their typewriters banging out their stories. You think they sit down and keep writing from the first page to the last. Since you want to emulate them you feel that you have to be perfect each time you write. If this sou
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Enhance Your Writing By Reading a Book

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You’ve dreamed of writing a book. You want to be known as the author of … You’ve had it on your to-do-list for years. And yet …nothing. It’s not that you don’t recognize the benefits of a published book to your credit it’s that you’re afraid to get started because of the following; You’re scared to death to put yourself out there. You’re afraid of the critics and family and friends and what they’ll think. You’re afraid they’ll laugh at you or worse. You silently wonder, “Can I really do this?”   If you’re nodding along in agreement, know this; No matter where you are right now it’s possible to break down these fears. First, realize that critics will always be there however, just as many if not more people will be your biggest fans. And your loyal readers are the ones who will buy your books and recommend you to their friends. Write for them. Write for you. Write for the fun of it. Writing sharpens your mind. And the joy of creating something can’t be taken away from you.

A Decade as a Book Writing and Publishing Coach

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How a Writing Challenge Benefits You

Who doesn't love a writing challenge? We can set all the goals we want and time block them on our calendar. But who are we kidding, right? It's so easy to push off those goals to another day or time when there's no deadline. However, when you're reporting on your progress it tends to make us more focused and get down to producing results, building relationships, get more traffic to your blog or website, brainstorm great ideas for your next blog post or book in addition to promoting your blog or website.  Whether it's a week, a month or longer challenges can be energizing and bring a renewed sense of passion back to our writing.  Who Am I I'm author, inspiring book writing and publishing coach Rebecca Camarena and I would love to connect further with you to help you achieve your goals. I have helped in all aspects of book writing; from vision to concept to writing and publishing. If you are interested in taking the next step to publishing, please take a look at m

National Punctuation Day September 24 - how to celebrate

I have a confession to make. I'm a grammar nerd. I love grammar and punctuation and diagramming sentences. I always have since the fifth grade when Sister Mary Brigett (Catholic school) taught grammar. I am thrilled that today is National Punctuation Day.  However, I'm sad to see text messages that shorten words, don't have much punctuation and really seem to dumb down the language. We need to put into use those periods, apostrophes, question marks, colons, semi-colons and exclamation points. What better way to celebrate punctuation than by using it.  write out an error-free email or text using punctuation with full sentences go back through your work in progress (WIP) and look for places where you can add or delete punctuation.  read a classic and identify the different punctuation marks  try using every type of punctuation throughout the day   If you're writing a book you should be aware of all the punctuation marks and how they're used. If you need a refresher le