Your Daily Writing Habit

Your Daily Writing Habit

In Your Daily Writing Habit Christine "Ink" Whitmarsh shares her expert writing secrets so YOU can write (and finish!) a book that changes lives! Christine's mission is to inspire and help as many people as possible to share their stories and life lessons in book form, thereby transforming the lives of others. Christine, a celebrity ghostwriter, bestselling author, and book coach, is the owner of The Ink Agency, a professional book services agency serving clients worldwide since 2003 (formerly Christine Ink - Writing With Impact). The Ink Agency helps authors write, publish and promote extraordinary books that drive powerful brands. Over the course of her 18 years as a professional writer, Christine, a "creative scientist" by nature, has mastered the process of developing, writing and COMPLETING top quality books.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 4 min
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~ Roger Staubach. The secret to being an author with staying power. Today's Friday Fact source article: https://thewritelife.com/post-launch-book-marketing-plan/ Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“Life is a game. Happy people are the players. Unhappy people are the spectators. Which would you like to be?” -Ernie J Zelinski. A brief op-ed style piece for creators about the power we have to affect the game of life. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.” -Thomas Carlyle. What gifts did you gain in the silence of last year? Are you willing to give them up as it gets noisy again? Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” ―John Irving. How can you gauge the strength and solidity of your writing habit? Here's how! Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden. How is your summer going fellow authors - habits wise? The writing dangers of summer and how to circumvent those dangers. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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This week's Sunday Story Time selection: https://amzn.to/3z5Rmoy Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. This weekend's writing assignment to fire up those creative sparks, give you a break from your work in progress, expand your boundaries, or all of the above. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritingh...
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“I do so much writing. But so much of it never goes anywhere, never sees any light of day. I suppose that's like gardening in the basement. I don't publish so much of what I write. I just seem to plow it back into the soil of what I write after it, rewriting and rewriting, thinking that somehow it gets better after the fifty-second-time around. I need to learn to abandon my writing. To let go of it. Dispose of it, like tiss...
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“Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming.” -Michael Stuhlbarg. 5 writing elements to play with so that your scenes reflect real life. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH an...
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“Don’t try to visualize the great mass audience. There is no such audience - every reader is a different person.” - William Zinsser. Revisiting my "laser beam vs. spotlight" theory of your book's target reader. Or... Laser theory 2.0. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“The language used in telling our personal story affects us. We reflect our mind chatter.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster. What language do you use to talk about yourself as an author - to yourself and to others? A brief exploration into the importance of language in your success (and happiness) as an author. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yo...
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“There are many good reasons for writing that have nothing to do with being published. Writing is a powerful search mechanism, and one of its satisfactions is to come to terms with your life narrative. Another is to work through some of life’s hardest knocks—loss, grief, illness, addiction, disappointment, failure—and to find understanding and solace.” ― William Zinsser A slightly different slant on the therapeutic benefits of boo...
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This week's featured Sunday Story time book: https://amzn.to/3k1GZho Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“All of the violence that doesn't occur doesn't get reported on the news.” -Steven Pinker This weekend's writing prompt and journaling challenge! Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“The reader is someone with an attention span of about 30 seconds.” ― William Zinsser This week's Friday Fact source article: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-38896790 Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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“Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumbnail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s what covers are for.” ― Larry Correia. Why is finding a great book cover design such a challenge? Here's my take on the book cove...
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“You've got to know when to hold 'em, Know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away, And know when to run.” -Kenny Rogers. What does a famous Kenny Rogers song have to do (at all) with writing a book? Surprisingly - a lot! Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams." -Donovan Bailey A bit of a reality check in today's episode, about what it actually takes to write and finish writing a great book. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama." -Edward Bond When a temporary life emergency becomes a permanent mindset - and your book project suffers. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com
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