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    I now write for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association blog. My posts appear on the 28th of each month. This month's post (February, 2013) is about my experiment with self-publishing. I also talk about promotions.

    ERWA Blog - Self-Publishing And Promotions - An Experiment - By Elizabeth Black

    Here are my previous two ERWA blog posts:

    You Do Judge A Book By Its Cover

    And Now For Something Completely Different





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    Thanks for this article. Much food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.T.Miles View Post
    Thanks for this article. Much food for thought.
    Thanks. I'm probably going to come out with Part 2 in a couple of months to report what else I've learned about self-publishing.


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    March's article is now live. It's called "Don't Wait For Your Muse To Strike. You'll Wait Forever".

    Here's an excerpt:

    I recently read an article about the daily routines of famous writers, and it made me wonder about muses. Some writers, especially novice writers, occasionally say that they must wait for their muse to inspire them. The problem is that waiting for your muse to give you a kick in the pants means you'll wait forever, and you won't get any writing done. E. B. White said: "A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a work on paper." The actual day-to-day routine of writing isn't nearly as glamorous as suddenly feeling a lightning bolt of inspiration from your muse, jolting your creativity awake and sending you to your computer, hands busily typing away until The Masterpiece is born. It requires setting goals, making a routine, and establishing a support network.
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    April's article is now live. It's called "Writing Using Strong Emotions".

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    I normally stuff my feelings. Old habit. I don't like feeling strong emotions because I'm afraid of losing control, which makes writing all the harder for me. Good writers regularly open a vein and empty it all over their computer screens. As Hemingway wrote, "There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."


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    My article about writers, social media as a necessary evil (in particular Facebook), and a study that found Facebook may make you sad is live on the Erotic Readers and Writers Association web site!


    http://erotica-readers.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-necessary-evil-for-writers-does.html




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    My article about writers and drinking is up at the Erotic Readers And Writers Association blog. This article is generally about what writers choose to drink when they write. It's not about alcoholism. That article is "The Madness Of Art", which I wrote in 2012.

    ERWA Blog: The Wisdom Of Wine: On Writers And Drinking

    The Madness Of Art





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    My February, 2014 post is up at the Erotic Readers And Writers Association blog. It's about writers' retreats - and I discuss some of the more interesting ones.

    Trains As Writers' Garrets - Writers' Retreats



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    Want to go on a writers' retreat? Read my article "Trains As Writer's Garrets" at the Erotic Readers and Writers Blog.


    http://erotica-readers.blogspot.com/...s-garrets.html







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