Abruptly changing is not enough . . . James Clear, Habit Change, and a 7-Day Challenge

Changing habits has to be one of the hardest challenges that a person can face. Forming a new habit takes sustained effort, and breaking bad habits could prove even more frustrating. This is why abruptly changing is not enough. 

What tricks do you have up your sleeve? [Blog Prompts for the 7-Day Reading Challenge Countdown]

May 7th, 2018 marks the official start of the 7-Day Reading challenge (#ReadWithCurtis) hosted here on Paper Palaces. There are only two rules: 1.) Read for 20 minutes per day for seven days, and 2.) Post on Instagram, Twitter, or WordPress about your reading, using the hashtag #ReadWithCurtis (I'm Curtis!). While the official challenge does not start until next Monday, there is time to spread enthusiasm early. I've already started posting about the challenge on my Instagram (CurtisWritesBooks), using the hashtag above. Here are a few questions that I invite you to answer. You can answer via blog post, or simply comment on this page! The more the merrier.

A 7-Day Reading Challenge May Be Just What You Need

Next week, starting on Monday, May 7th, I'm hosting a 7-Day Reading Challenge here, through Paper Palaces. This is a great way to refresh your reading habit, share what you are reading, and create new content for your blog or site, if you have one. The rules are simple. . . 

Fantasy Fans United

Knowing that there is a wealth of people interested in fantasy fiction, world building, swords and sorcery, magic, and medieval-inspired stories and novels, we couldn't help but pose this question this week. If you like to read or write fantasy fiction, like this post, and comment!

7 Simple Ways You Can Help Me Publish My Twelve-Novel Saga

Crafting Fiction, Telling Stories In case you didn't know, I'm writing novels. In fact, I'm writing twelve. Each of the twelve novels are connected by one large, overarching story. Within the saga, there are two main storylines: The Staghorn Crown Quintet and A Thousand Watchful Eyes. Readers can enjoy each series separately, but the story is richer if read as … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways You Can Help Me Publish My Twelve-Novel Saga

The Witch’s Uprising – Making Noteworthy Titles for Young Adult Novels and Middle Grade Lit

While working on a novel is the thrilling, the process is often fraught with little challenges. For example, finding the correct title for the book, section titles for the book's major divisions, or the simply picking names for each character and town are often difficult tasks. Rushing the process is never a good idea; however, … Continue reading The Witch’s Uprising – Making Noteworthy Titles for Young Adult Novels and Middle Grade Lit