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

May 10, 2021 5 min
“The truth about a man as much as about a country or an institution is better than legend, myth and falsehood.” ― Aga Khan. 3 self-help memoir ("memoir with a message") structures to play with and make your own. 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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“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” —Enid Bagnold. 5 lessons I've learned from ghostwriting books since 2001 that have also benefits m...
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How can you choose a paradigm of bravery vs. one of fear, as an author? This week's Sunday Story Time (throwback) excerpt tells a story and explores that question! 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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"Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." —Barbara Kingsolver. This weekend's writing assignment is a mix of author observer awareness about the value of your book AND something to potentially yield marketing copy for you! Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn mor...
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"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it." --Hannah Arendt. Today's Friday fact is about the human brain, fantasy, and reality and how you can use (the info revealed) to your benefit, especially as a nonfiction author. Referenced in today's episode: https://exploringyourmind.com/18-interesting-facts-mind/ Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ ...
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"Half my life is an act of revision." —John Irving. The question (and answer) that can keep you motivated throughout the book writing process and why you should keep it visible in your workspace. 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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Today's quote - well you'll just have to listen to the episode for the quote AND the funny thing that happened in Ink Authors as a result of it! 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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“Writing about writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” —Charles Bukowski Feeling creatively blocked? Today I share with you 3 questions and 3 actions to help get you unblocked and writing 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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“Suspense arises naturally from good writing - it's not a spice to be added separately.” -Leigh Michaels. As an author, how can you keep your readers turning the pages for more? 3 tactics to create the famous infomercial "but wait there's more" effect in your book. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabi...
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A "best of" Sunday Story Time episode today, featuring an excerpt from Kim Fiske's book on uncovering and eliminating limiting "monster" beliefs and chatter - "The Monster Under the Bed: Uncovering the Lie That Drives You." Get your copy of Kim's book: https://amzn.to/3aPcG8l Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episod...
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“To say that a writer’s hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement – it’s like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writers build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.” ~David Gerrold This weekend's creative writing assignment is for your four-legged friend and if you don't have one, no worr...
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“Life's all about choices. Everyone's destination is the same; only the paths are different.” -Sushmita Sen Today's Friday Fact about recent publishing data and my thoughts on examining any publishing biases you might be carrying with you. Mentioned in today's episode: https://www.janefriedman.com/how-the-pandemic-is-affecting-book-publishing/ Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauth...
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"There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast." -Brian Koslow 3 big reasons to write a book BEFORE you launch your business, product, start up, or idea. 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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"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative." -- Elmore Leonard. Author vs. Grammar Professor - #WriterWednesday thoughts. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailyw...
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“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” ― Octavia E. Butler. The (quite candid) story behind my very first book and important lessons for you as an author about "writing for you" and "writing for other people to read." Join the author conversation: htt...
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“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” ― Jim Morrison. An exercise you can do to prove that yes, there ARE people waiting to read your future 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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For this week's Sunday Story Time, two brief excerpts from one of my favorite books on the craft of memoir writing, and one takeaway for YOUR writing. Today's featured book: https://amzn.to/3v4Yhwp 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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"You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.” ― Joss Whedon This weekend's creative writing assignment! Hint... grab a favorite novel off your bookshelf for this one. 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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“Anything you do on the Internet, I want you to be able to do on MySpace. That's the goal and ambition.” -Tom Anderson – founder of MySpace about the new social media site. A Friday Fact about those seemingly innocent social media notifications lighting up your phone - effect on your brain AND your writing (concentration, focus). Mentioned in today's episode: https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/social-media-addiction/ ...
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“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” — Travis Bradberry. Two secrets for finishing your book - with 3 action steps for EACH one (I really want you to finish your book!). Mentioned in today's episode, my Book Blueprint; use coupon code INKFRIENDS to...
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