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The Authorpreneur Business Plan

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When you are starting a new business, having a business plan is vital. However, when you are an aspiring author and writer, coming up with a traditional business plan is may be a bit more difficult. Due to traditional publishing being so competitive and self-publishers coming out of the wood work, it is even more critical to have a business plan for yourself if you are going to become a successful full time writer.

Short Story Writing: Get Started

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As a new budding author, planning to self-publish, I have heard more than once that you need both quality and quantity for your readers to have. With that I know it is important to get readers in the first place. I have been using twitter for some time and I heard that Google+ is a great avenue as well. I went on and created a community for Dames who wanted to talk about their writing and blogging.

Short Story Writing Challenge

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So after finding iAuthor I wanted to push myself with my writing and I came up with my own personal challenge. (more on this to be featured in an article Monday 2/20/14). I am going to be selecting an iAuthor photo and creating a short story from it, every week, for four weeks.
I thought it would be great if you wanted to join me. I wanted this to be a twofold challenge.



A challenge for Yourself: To me this is the most important challenge, and the entire reason that I even thought about this. I feel it’s important to always push and challenge yourself to be the best writer you can be.
Compete with Others: To make this a true challenge I thought it would be interesting to post the short stories right here on Dame in the Life and have people vote on their favorites. I know there are platforms out there for these things but I think it would be fun to share this with my readers.
Rules to Enter your iAuthor Short Story:
Select a photo from iAuthor Write up to 10,000 WordsInclude the picture yo…

What's Our Purpose: Find your way like a Dame

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Have you ever felt that you didn’t know where you belong in the world? The whole “why am I here?”… Well it’s a pretty shitty feeling and that’s how I was feeling. I quit my job to follow my passion of writing. It’s been a month already and I’m seemingly lost in my decision. I have never not worked... I have never been without a job this long willingly, and it is really fucking with me. 

Keto: When & How to Start

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So you want to try Keto? You may be asking yourself when is the best time to start, or better yet, how do you get started once you decide this is something you want to do. Let’s take a look at the answers to these questions to help you get started on Keto.

Successful Writing III

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It’s here! Successful Writing III. We all write because we love it. It just so happens that some of us are better at it than others… Naturally. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things we can do to become better at the craft. It’s been years now since I’ve been writing and of course you pick up different tip and tricks along the way to make the most out of your talent. Regardless if you write for yourself or to publish, here are some ideas on how to make the processes of writing amazing.

I Foundation Like a Dame

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Ok… I have a confession to make… I have never worn foundation in my life. As I cringe on the gasps from you readers lol… But in my defense, I really never needed it. I would get pale in the winter time, but nothing a tanning booth or some bronzer couldn’t fix. However, I’m a bit older now and my skin isn’t as amazing as it once was. One of the biggest issues that I’ve noticed, is that my skin isn’t even. I have redness and unevenness in color like never before. I’ve also noticed that my once combination skin has both turned into an oil slick and a patch of flakey snake skin all at the same time. Please don’t ask me how. But I finally pulled the trigger on diving into shopping for that right foundation.

Why Week One on KETO: Why it is so important

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Have you ever been at that place in your life where it was just the “I’ll start my diet on Monday” plan? Where nothing was ever taken seriously and if you started a diet and failed, you would just eat everything you wanted until, of course, the following Monday?! Well in the amazing land of Keto, the “waiting to start on Monday” mentality must go out of the window and here’s why. Once you start incorporating healthy fats in your diet and then slip and have an entire day of carbs, NOTHING is going to happen to you except for continual weight gain. So, I know what needs to happen to be successful… Now I get to do it.

SCHEDULING: Plan your business moves

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Whether you are a writer or a photographer, keeping a schedule is imperative when starting your own business. If you are not getting up and going to an office it can be hard to focus on what needs to be done, unless you have a schedule of your deadlines. Here are a few things that will help.