July 31, 2016

The Value of Writing Workshops

Today, I want to talk a little bit about writing workshops. And I have a reason; I’m creating some for you. So here is my take on the value of writers’ workshops and seminars. This is the first thing. It’s your unique voice, your one-of-a-kind way of telling a story, that makes you a writer. […]

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July 25, 2016

The Value of Basking

I’m going to tell you something you probably won’t believe until you’ve tried it. Are you ready? Okay, here goes. [bctt tweet=”The best thing you can do for your business is nothing at all. www.BlissBlog.org” username=”@MaggieShayne”] This is why there was no post here yesterday.  I was busy basking yesterday. I had my best friends […]

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July 9, 2016

Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

[bctt tweet=”Dark Clouds stink. But without them, we wouldn’t get those shining silver linings.” username=”@MaggieShayne”] When we’re happy and grateful and feeling great, that’s what’s emanating from our pores. It’s filling our aura, creating the energy field around us, and we become a beacon of that, and a magnet for that. We beam out the […]

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July 3, 2016

Squeeze More Sauce from Your Awesome

I’ve posted a lot about shifting the energy when things are going not so well. But I think it’s even more important to maximize the energy when things are amazing. So here are some tips to max out your highs, so you can squeeze every ounce of sauce from your awesome. Because it will make […]

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June 27, 2016

A Brief History of My World

Lately, I’ve been sharing photos of my home, especially our new waterfall and stream and pond, on social media. And each time I do, I’ve noticed myself wanting to tell where I’ve been, to emphasize the difference. So I’m going to share just a little, and not go into too much depth, because I don’t […]

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June 19, 2016

Burnout and the Indie Author

In this blog we’ll talk about the warning signs of author burnout, particularly indie author burnout—and give you some easy steps to get your groove back.   Lack of energy. You feel exhausted most of the time, even though you haven’t done anything particularly physically taxing. Lack of sleep. You can’t sleep even though you […]

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June 11, 2016

Romance Writers, Readers, and Girl-Power

This is the key to what makes the genre the most popular form of fiction being published today. [bctt tweet=”Romance novels aren’t The Hero’s Journey. They’re The Heroine’s Journey. http://www.blissblog.org” username=”@MaggieShayne”] These stories always pit a woman who could be any one of us, against insurmountable obstacles, powerful villains, and in the end, she always […]

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June 5, 2016

Believe Your Way to Success

  When you have a strong belief, that belief is a magnet for things that match it. The best example of this in our culture came on May 6th, 1954 when Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.  Up until then, a common belief was that humans were physically incapable of running […]

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May 28, 2016

What Happens When We Die?

Sometime in the wee hours of May 26th, the sweetest dog I’ve ever known, Daisy, a 200 pound, brindle-with-apricot, English mastiff, who had fur as soft as a bunny’s ear, left her beautiful physical form behind. We had stayed up with her until midnight. When I got up to check her at 2 a.m., she […]

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