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Wish Granted! Tips, Tools, and Templates to Write a Winning Grant
by Holly Rustick

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INCLUDES BONUS FREE E-DOWNLOADS: TEMPLATES FOR GRANT WRITING!

Grant writing shouldn’t feel like a trip to the dentist. Take the pain out of the process with this innovative and fun, yes fun, guide. Learn all the inside tips and tools of the grant-writing trade in this easy-to-read and upbeat book.
This book is definitely for you if:
•You break out in a cold sweat when your boss mentions the word ‘grant’.
•You’ve been tempted to throw your computer against the wall while writing a grant.
•You happily tell stakeholders there’s plenty of grants out there … but haven’t the faintest idea how to write and get one!
•You think you can send out a bog-standard letter to a bunch of organizations and get funded.
•Your eyes glaze over when you’re presented with grant writing jargon and acronyms.
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« on: March 20, 2017, 06:54:56 AM »
A reminder and Monday morning chuckle from Chuck Wendig.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/03/20/a-reminder-of-what-makes-a-real-writer/

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:51:09 AM »
Funny! I've had a lot of titles in my lifetime, some which cannot be mentioned in civilized society, but sometime in the last two years I've begun to describe myself as a writer. I still do other professional work, only now I relate more to the person who writes than the one who works.

And no goats were sacrificed.  ;)

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 09:01:47 AM »
Huh... I assumed there was more booze involved with being a real writer.

What am I going to do with all this bourbon I bought?

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:45 AM »
Huh... I assumed there was more booze involved with being a real writer.

What am I going to do with all this bourbon I bought?
That's being a trad pubbed writer. The booze is to deal with all the rejection letters.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 09:13:16 AM »
Funny. I thought this was about self-publishing since some people don't think we're "real" writers. I was talking to someone about it the other day. That's the only reason I'd consider signing with a publisher, just to say, "Happy now?" Then I'd quit after one book and go back to being indie.

Not knocking the trade publishing business, but I just don't want to go through gatekeepers. I've seen so many indies make it on their own. I'd rather give my books straight to the people so they can decide if it sucks.

Currently, I'm making full-time money from writing, so I consider myself a success :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 09:21:11 AM »
But... I haven't gotten my first one star review yet! How can I be a real writer without that?

And today I managed to dust and vacuum the entire living room, including the couch, because I can't come up with how the story is supposed to go next. Clearly, I'm not a real writer, or my characters would cooperate!

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
But... I haven't gotten my first one star review yet! How can I be a real writer without that?
PM me. I can give you a few pointers on how to reach your goal. :D

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 09:48:01 AM »
What a disappointing article: no mention of still being in your night clothes mid afternoon because you got a wizard of an idea at breakfast.

I have an English degree. Its from Nottingham, but not in English, although the honourary doctorate at the ceremony was going to John Mortimor, author of Rumpole of the Bailey, who gave a wonderful speech. Far better than my Irish degree (from Dublin), which was not in Irish but the ceremony was entirely in Latin.


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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 10:03:50 AM »
Darn.  I just gave the last of my underwear with secret underwear pockets to Goodwill.  Now some other person is going to pay 50 cents for them and become a Real Writer.  If only I'd known!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 10:53:28 AM »
Oh a much needed chuckle on a Monday afternoon, and I do love Chuck!  Thanks for posting - haven't been to his blog in a while.

Love his philosophy - writers write. That's all there is.  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 11:02:20 AM »
I have to stop killing goats now?  >:(
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 11:30:26 AM »
I have to stop killing goats now?  >:(
If it ain't broke don't fix it. Everyone's process is different. 8)

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 11:34:47 AM »
Love this. It made me snort. Gotta share. Thanks for posting!  8)

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 11:39:24 AM »
That alcohol addiction is, like, SO trad publishers! Everyone knows that caffeine addiction is the new indie trend! Like, do these people, like, live under a rock or something?

(I'm sorry, I had to!)

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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 12:27:48 PM »
That alcohol addiction is, like, SO trad publishers! Everyone knows that caffeine addiction is the new indie trend! Like, do these people, like, live under a rock or something?

(I'm sorry, I had to!)

Amen to that!  If I don't have my coffee or a Dr. Pepper at my disposal, I may as well give up.


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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 12:49:15 PM »
This is a great way to start the week. After my self-publishing panel this weekend, and hanging out with other Indies, it feels refreshing to come back to the office and see the latest chuckle by the water cooler. Thanks! Now I guess it's time to get out of the PJs and get dressed for the day. ;-)

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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 03:24:32 PM »
I am an indie writer with 13 murder mysteries under my belt. I have always introduce myself as an author. I am toying with calling myself a published author soon.  Regarless if traditional or indie published, it takes the same amount of hard work to publish a book. Either you get grief from you private paid editor or the publisher's editor. Either way, it's grief. Quite frankly I see no difference in publishing indie or traditiona. It all depends how much money you want to make from you hard work and grief.

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 04:55:33 PM »
Wait, what? Caffeine addiction? ::::looks around guiltily, afraid to admit she gave up caffeine years ago::: Is it okay if I lie about how much coffee I drink? Or booze? I'm a teetotaler, too. Gosh. The shame. Now I'll never be a real writer. :(

Though I do hang around most days in my jammies. That's enough, right?
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 04:59:21 PM »
Wait, what? Caffeine addiction? ::::looks around guiltily, afraid to admit she gave up caffeine years ago::: Is it okay if I lie about how much coffee I drink? Or booze? I'm a teetotaler, too. Gosh. The shame. Now I'll never be a real writer. :(

Though I do hang around most days in my jammies. That's enough, right?
You have to have at least one addiction to be admitted to the club. Chocolate? Ice Cream? Netflix? C'mon, fess up. ;)

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 05:04:18 PM »
Some days, I'm not even sure I'm a real person.   :-X
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This flowchart saved my life!  :o

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 06:04:39 PM »
There's a link in there which goes back to a post that made me laugh a few weeks ago. It's the link about real writers eat bees. It includes this gem among many others:

8. Show, Dont Tell. Dont say anything. Dont even use words. Use pictures and sounds. I wrote a whole novel in grunts and pictograms.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2017, 06:28:43 PM »
Amen to that!  If I don't have my coffee or a Dr. Pepper at my disposal, I may as well give up.

Dr. Pepper is the nectar of the gods

You have to have at least one addiction to be admitted to the club. Chocolate? Ice Cream? Netflix? C'mon, fess up. ;)


We might as well make a big neon sign showing someone typing on a keyboard while snorting Pixie Sticks and wearing one of those drink-dispensing plastic helmets with Dr. Pepper on one side and Mountain Dew laced with 5-Hour Energy on the other, saying "You must be at least this addicted to enter"
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 06:57:17 PM »
We might as well make a big neon sign showing someone typing on a keyboard while snorting Pixie Sticks and wearing one of those drink-dispensing plastic helmets with Dr. Pepper on one side and Mountain Dew laced with 5-Hour Energy on the other, saying "You must be at least this addicted to enter"

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