The “Secret” of Great Writing: Guest Post for Positive Writer

I’m blogging today at PositiveWriter.com. Bryan Hutchinson is a blogger and writer friend of mine, and he runs quite a blog on writing and staying productive. If you haven’t heard of the site yet, or haven’t visited, go check it out now! The post I wrote for his site is called The “Secret” of Great Writing,” and I think it’s an important …

Nick ThackerThe “Secret” of Great Writing: Guest Post for Positive Writer

You’re Too Stupid To Build A Platform

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I’m a bit miffed. I got an email the other day from a good friend, which quoted another email from a well-known writer and blogger. The quoted email was a response to a question this writer received, and the title of this blog post is the general theme of that response. Let me start slowly, to get you up to speed. …

Nick ThackerYou’re Too Stupid To Build A Platform

The Official Self-Published Book Marketing Plan

Note from Nick: This post is long. Like almost 4,000 words long. If you don’t want to read the whole thing on the blog, I’ve prepared a (FREE) downloadable report instead… just scroll down to grab it!  I remember when I finished my first book, a thriller called The Golden Crystal. I thought to myself, “this is it. I’ve done it. I …

Nick ThackerThe Official Self-Published Book Marketing Plan

How to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 3

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In the first parts of this series, we talked about why using and recognizing our natural tendencies as sleep-deprived humans can help us get more sleep, feel better, and get more done. Mostly, it’s through the use of naps, specifically and purposefully optimized and placed at a point in our day that provide us the benefits of the different sleep …

Nick ThackerHow to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 3

How to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 2

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In part 1 of this series, we talked about why using and recognizing our natural tendencies as sleep-deprived humans can help us get more sleep, feel better, and get more done. Sleeping is great, and looking at what we need out of it–namely, what benefits we’d like to receive from our sleep–we can use different times of the day to …

Nick ThackerHow to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 2

How to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 1

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Maybe sleep is for the weak, but letting our workloads get the best of us is for the lame. Today, we’re faced with more options—more work, more opportunities, more of life in general. We’re also expected to do more—but no one has given us more time to do all of these things. Why not take advantage of the remedy nature has …

Nick ThackerHow to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 1

If You Haven’t Been Sleeping Well… Here’s How to Change It!

I’m currently on my way to Texas to visit family and friends, and the days leading up to the week-long trip were filled with a lot of work, catching up, and trying to get ahead. Consequently, my sleep suffered. This isn’t the first time! Interestingly enough, it’s been just about a year since I completed a month-long fast. Part of …

Nick ThackerIf You Haven’t Been Sleeping Well… Here’s How to Change It!

3 Simple Ways to Maximise your Creative Output & Get More Writing Done

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“Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labour, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.”  – Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was right. Being a writer is not easy. Writing every day is not easy. Every writer …

Nick Thacker3 Simple Ways to Maximise your Creative Output & Get More Writing Done

Developing Yourself as Both a Person and a Writer Through Focus Journaling

Every person wants to grow as a person, and every writer wants to grow as a writer. Did you know that you can do both at the same time? You can do this through a method I call focus journaling. Focused journaling is, as the name suggests, a journal with a purpose. It involves asking yourself questions and answering them …

Nick ThackerDeveloping Yourself as Both a Person and a Writer Through Focus Journaling