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18 Ways to Support Fellow Writers

Dec 19, 2022

As you work on growing your business, writing, or speaking career, there are numerous ways that you can invest in yourself. And one of the best ways to accelerate your growth is by intentionally giving back. Supporting other like-minded creatives is not just about networking; it's about understanding that what you do for others matters. And that type of backing will also be a massive benefit for you. 

Here are eighteen intentional ways you can support other writers, speakers, podcasters, and business leaders

1. Join Called Creatives: This is at the top of the list because one of the best ways to connect with like-minded creatives is to be where they are. Engaging in a community benefits your business and career, but it's also a great way to know who is running the same race as you. 

Mutual interests are narrowed down even further through specific training, mastermind groups, and paying attention to the faces you see on the monthly group coaching calls. You also have access...

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35 Reasons Why You Should Write a Book

Dec 14, 2022

Have you ever picked up a book and wondered if you could do something like that? Even if you've never wanted to write a book, there may be other valuable reasons to work on a manuscript. Books can be something other than academic, informational, or entertaining to have an impact. The reason you start working on a book project may be simpler and more practical than you think. 

Read on for 35 reasons why YOU should write a book.

  1. You should write a book to leave a legacy: What kind of impact do you want to leave behind? This reason is at the top because it should be a big motivation for any project you pursue. A book is a powerful way to show others who you are and something tangible to leave behind for your family. 
  2. You should write a book to share your message: Is there a message burning in your heart that you need to communicate? A book allows you to share and expand on the burning words in your heart. As discussed in the legacy portion, writing a book helps you convey...
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Mental Health and Wellness for Writers: Simple Ideas to Keep You Going for the Long Haul

Nov 14, 2022

There is nothing quite like the feeling of putting words to paper as a book forms from our fingertips. But there is also something not quite right about the exhaustion and malaise we may experience after writing. 

Did you know that writing professionally can be considered a potentially dangerous career? Because of the sedentary nature, writing without balance can be physically and mentally challenging. But there are ways to make sure writing remains physically, mentally and emotionally fulfilling for you.

Read on for writer health and wellness tips that you can start doing today!

Self-assess: What does your usual writing rhythm or routine look like? When you crank out all your words, how does your body feel at the end? Are you more fatigued than usual or experiencing discomfort in certain parts of your body?

Knowing your mental or physical areas of struggle will help you implement the best strategy for your writing health and wellness. 

Create anchor routines: Instead of...

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Do you need a writing coach? Here are some questions to ask.

Sep 23, 2022

Coaching isn’t what it used to be. 

Years ago, the mention of the word coach would immediately bring to mind the guy in a polo shirt on the sidelines, a hand on one hip–clipboard in the other, with a whistle hanging from his mouth. For some, this visual brings back positive childhood memories, while for others, it triggers more painful athletic experiences.  

Coaches used to only relate to the playing field, but over the years, this career field has expanded to include so many areas of our life. An athletic coach helps their players grow internally and physically to perform well on the court or field by their mentorship, accountability and training. So it makes sense that we would need coaches for other important aspects of life such as writing, speaking, starting businesses, and even, managing general life to help position and mentor us in these areas, as well. 

In the creator content spaces such as writing, speaking, and podcasting, there are multiple...

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10 ways Canva can benefit writers, podcasters and speakers

Aug 29, 2022

Do you need a way to level up your writing and podcasting productivity? There are many systems and software to choose from, but one of the best writing tools you can implement is Canva.

It's no secret that Canva has been a game changer for graphics and design. Their user-friendly interface has allowed people from all walks of life and skill levels to create content for social media, video, conferences, classrooms, and so much more. If you can drop and drag, you can use Canva.

But what does that have to do with writing, speaking, or podcasting? Canva is a tool that can significantly benefit your creative career. Here are eleven ways (out of the many) that Canva can make your passion project more successful.


1. Creating Lead Magnets: Are you trying to build your email list but need a creative way to attract subscribers? Canva can help you make an attractive lead magnet to draw in your target audience. What you create does not have to be elaborate or time-consuming. It can...

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7 Benefits of Publishing Your Book with Called Creatives Publishing

Aug 15, 2022

7 Benefits of Publishing your book with Called Creatives Publishing

 Do you have a book burning inside of you that you are ready to get out to the world? Then the time is now for you to move forward with that dream. Publishing your message will open up doors for you in multiple areas, increasing your platform reach and influence. It is a great way to get booked to speak, receive invitations for podcasts and provide an alternate stream of income.

Publishing your book is also a valuable form of legacy building. But did you know that even with a high percentage of people wanting to write a book, only 2% actually do? Despite the obstacles that may try to stand in your way, you can be among that 2%. 

Engaging in the publishing process may seem daunting but it is more than doable. Time to shake off imposter-syndrome and believe in your ability to finish what's in your heart to start. You've got the goods to bring that dream to life. And Called Creatives has the...

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20 Reasons Why You Need a Mastermind Group

Jul 27, 2022

20 Reasons Why You Need a Mastermind Group 

Have you started working towards your passion project but are unsure of the next step? Joining a community of other writers and speakers through a mastermind group can give you the inspiration you need to move forward. Although it's tempting to work on your own or google your way out of feeling stuck, here are twenty reasons why you need to join a mastermind group—or what we at Called Creatives know fondly as Collectives.

  1. Connection: You don't have to launch your career or ministry alone—no matter how unique it is. It doesn’t matter if you are starting a new podcast, publishing a book, or embarking on a speaking career. 

Connecting with others with the same goals and interests is a huge benefit to your passion project.

  1. Inspiration: You may feel stuck at a specific part of your process. Maybe you are struggling with writer's block or need help figuring out the must-have equipment for a podcast. Your moment...
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5 Keys to Publishing Your Book

Jul 08, 2022

5 Keys to Publish Your Book

Have you ever wondered why traditional publishing takes so long? Or why your self-publishing date may need to be extended? In our fast-paced, instant gratification world, looking at a lengthy publishing timeline may seem daunting. 

Here are five needed keys to publish your book with success. 

1. WRITING: It's hard work.

You have an amazing topic or testimony that you are ready to share with the world. But as you pull out your computer, you realize that the words don’t just appear. Writing takes discipline, consistency and focus.

Here are some practical ways to help you engage:

  • Do a writing sprint. Set your timer for fifteen minutes and get out as many words as you can. These may help you make a daily writing goal. 
  • Feeling stuck? Stand up and stretch, go on a walk, or fold that laundry that keeps bugging you. Sometimes those simple actions will jog your brain cells.
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How to Write a Book Proposal

Jun 29, 2022

How to Write a Book Proposal

Called Creatives Book Proposal Template

Are you looking for ways to make your proposal shine and stay at the top of an agent or publisher’s stack? Agents and editors receive hundreds if not thousands of these a month but are looking for the unique proposals they can’t say no to. One of the most asked questions in the Called Creatives Community is how to write a book proposal. We took the guesswork out of it and created a book proposal template just for you! But before you start typing everything out, read on to find out five specific things to consider as you prepare.

Readability:

  • You may be tempted to make your proposal shine by adding an abundance of words and glittery graphics, but publishing professionals don’t necessarily need all that. They are concerned about the content so make sure your proposal is clean, clear and organized in a way that is easy to read.

Platform:

  • The word platform seems to intimidate because of the...
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10 Simple Ways your Notes App Can Deliver Big Results

Jun 01, 2022

When it comes to writing down content, there are many good options. . If you are only interested in journaling your thoughts, a pen and paper will suffice. . But it requires a different process to release messages for public consumption. We’ve come a long way from typewriter-created manuscripts.  We now have the ability to jot down words in any moment or margin that inspiration hits. It’s not just about the big word processors like Microsoft Word, pages or even Scrivener, anymore. 

The notes app on your phone, whether builtin or purchased, can be your best friend when it comes to keeping a consistent writing lifestyle. 

Here are ten ways your notes app can deliver big results. (These are tips based on Apple’s notes app, but a comparable one for Android is Google Keeps app.)

  1. Random thoughts: This is basically the essence of sticky notes, planners—the composition notebook we carried to school. You have a record keeper at your fingertips, ...
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