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Opportunity for Writers – Contribute to an E-Book About Overcoming Writing Obstacles

Hear ye, Hear ye! Here’s an opportunity for successful freelance writers, novelists, and bloggers to share what they know, motivate aspiring writers, and spread the word about their books, blogs, and businesses…

I’m writing an e-book, tentatively titled Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Writing Goals, which will describe ways for aspiring (and experienced) writers to overcome 20 different obstacles to writing. This book is for all types of writers: freelancers, novelists, bloggers, web writers, “armchair” writers, etc. 


If you’re tempted to contribute to this e-book, but worry that you’re not “successful” enough – have no fear! You don’t need to make a million bucks as a best-selling author (yeah, right) to know how to overcome obstacles in life. Sometimes the most valuable quips and tips come from the quietest, least public writers.

So, check this “opportunity for successful writers” out…

Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Writing Goals: The E-Book

My two questions for freelancers, book authors, novelists, web writers, and bloggers are: 

1. What two obstacles prevent you — or writers you know — from writing books, sending query letters, building blogs, or getting published? (not writer’s block, please — there’s lots of info out there on that).

2. What are two practical tips for overcoming those obstacles?  I’m hoping for more than the same old (but valid) “get your butt in the chair and write” advice, please…I’d like to offer more creative tips.

And — how can I refer to you in this e-book? (name, credentials, books written, publications appeared in, etc)

If you’re interested in responding, please say “Email me, Laurie!” in the comments section below. I’ll send you my email address, and you can send me your answers. Deadline: Wednesday, March 10.

Second Opportunity to Publicize Your Books, Blogs, and Businesses

Would you like to feature your book, blog, or business on one of my five “Quips and Tips” blogs?





If you’d like to write a short guest post, I’d be happy to feature you! On all my blogs, each article is 400-600 words and contains at least four tips for moving forward or solving a problem. Each article features a book with a link to Amazon. I’ll include your 1-2 sentence bio with links to your sites at the end of the article.  If you’ve written a book that sells on Amazon, I’ll feature it. If not, I’ll feature a book related to your article.  Previously published material is fine — and I may sprinkle SEO keywords in the article, so web surfers can find it easily and quickly!

When I post the article, I’ll send you the link.  If I can’t use the article, I’ll let you know.  No deadline on this.

Again — if you’re interested, please say “Email me, Laurie!” in the comments section… 

As always, fellow scribes, I welcome your thoughts and questions below!

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28 thoughts on “Opportunity for Writers – Contribute to an E-Book About Overcoming Writing Obstacles”

  1. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    This ebook is now selling like hotcakes…

    73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire) the Muse: How to Write Even When You Don’t Wanna, or Think You Can’t

  2. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Grindy,

    I’ve emailed you — and I can no longer take submissions for this e-book!

    I’ve outlined and filled in most chapters of “Quips and Tips for Overcoming Writing Obstacles”, and have ended the research portion of this writing journey.

    Thanks, and wish me luck….

    Laurie
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post ..How to Write Your Life Story – Tips for Memoir Writers =-.

  3. Sounds like a great book idea! I’ll look forward to reading it when it comes out.
    .-= K.M. Weiland´s last blog post ..Are You Sabotaging Your Own Character? =-.

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your interest, everyone ~ I’ve emailed you all.
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post ..How Do Bloggers Get Readers to Comment on Posts? Tips for Blogging =-.

  5. Hi Laurie:

    Thanks! I’m actually a published author and ghostwriter – but some of the books are available in digital (e-book) format. I’ll get my tips to you shortly.
    .-= Laura Cross´s last blog post ..BOOKS FOR WRITERS: Time To Write by Kelly Stone =-.

  6. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks Laura, I’ve emailed you, and know you’re an experienced e-book writer, so look forward to hearing from you! (what a terrible sentence)

  7. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hullo Thursday, I’ve emailed you…and I look forward to your quips and tips for overcoming writing obstacles! 🙂

  8. Email me, Laurie! I will also post this on my website so that my fellow aspiring authors may take a look and give advice if they feel the urge. Thank you.

  9. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    I emailed you, MT…thanks!
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post ..Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer =-.

  10. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    I’ve emailed you all — thank you, and I look forward to working with you 🙂
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post ..Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer =-.

  11. E-mail me, Laurie. I would like to contribute to the e-book as well as write a guest post on Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers. (Maybe even more than one!)

    Keep up the great writing!

    Rob
    .-= Robert Walters´s last blog post ..Victory Over The Prosperity Gospel =-.

  12. I’ll post a link to this on my blog tomorrow. Good luck with the book!
    .-= Leigh Ann Otte´s last blog post ..Poll: What are you interested in? =-.

  13. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Jenn and Charles, I have contacted you directly…and am looking forward to your quips and tips for overcoming writing obstacles!
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post ..Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer =-.