Category Archives: Contests

The Write Life: How To Enjoy Summer and Still Be Productive

When you live in a place like Canada where summer can be, er, fleeting, you feel enormous pressure to get outside and DO STUFF. And heck, no matter where you live, summer is a time to be with family, enjoy … Continue reading

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Distracted Writing: Is It Sabotaging Your Career?

We’re pleased to welcome Alex from Astrohaus, the makers of the Freewrite Typewriter, which is one of the coolest devices for writers I’ve seen. In fact, it’s so helpful we’re giving one away, so stick around for more on that. … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Experiments, Focus, Guest Post, Time Management, Uncategorized, Writer's Attitude, Writing Resources, Writing Time | 38 Comments

Help Us Celebrate Our 200,000 Book Milestone

Honestly, I don’t even know how to start this post–I am utterly lacking in the word department, which is pretty ironic for a writer, isn’t it? 200,000. Books. Sold. Back in 2012 when Becca and I dipped our toes into … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Contests, Emotion Thesaurus Guide, Foreign Rights, Goal and Milestones, Marketing, One Stop For Writers, Positive & Negative Thesaurus Guides, Promotion, Publishing and Self Publishing, Sales Numbers & Helpful Data, Setting Thesaurus Guides, The Business of Writing, Uncategorized, Writing Resources | 32 Comments

Critiques 4 U, September Edition

CONTEST CLOSED! Hello, friends! Guess what? I’m all moved from Florida to New York. We’re in a rental house for now while our house is being finished, so there are still boxes everywhere and half our stuff is in the garage. … Continue reading

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Workspace Pictures & Our 2015 Charity Selection

Boy, we had are some great pictures come in from our 100,000 Book Milestone Giveaway. It is so neat to peer at your work spaces, meet your pets and see your smiling faces in all of these pictures. Too, the … Continue reading

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100K Book Milestone: Celebrate With Us & Win

Well, it happened. Our small, unusual trio of writing books have officially sold 100,000 copies, which is so freaking incredible. When we launched The Emotion Thesaurus in May of 2012, and then followed up with The Positive and Negative Trait … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Angela, and Merry Christmas Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Angela! I am SO glad that you were born on this day only 29 years ago ;). Sleep in, eat some extra chocolate, and take it easy today! And if anyone else would like to congratulate the birthday girl, you can do … Continue reading

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Sue Quinn: It’s a Great Day to Be a Writer

Dude. Sue Quinn is here today. SO TOTALLY STOKED! If you haven’t sampled Sue’s books, you’ve got to give them a read. Open Minds is the first in the series, followed by Closed Hearts. I own them both and they’re spectacular–smart, intriguing, and just … Continue reading

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Sweeter Than Tea Writing Tips

Hi everyone, I have SUCH a treat today! Some of my very good friends and writers that I greatly admire are releasing a short story collection, Sweeter Than Tea through Belle Books. When I found out I was all, Ahhh! … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Day 4: More Great Gifts!

More Random Acts of Kindness are in store here at The Bookshelf Muse! Once again, Scrivener gives the Writing Community a virtual hug with their software giveaways, and AutoCrit Editing Software is stopping in also, helping to celebrate writers. Today … Continue reading

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