Category: Life with C.M. Guido

Finding Your Target Audience

You want to write, but you aren’t sure exactly what you’re interested in writing for. What is YA, NA, and are either for you? Do you remember the parental guidance ratings you’d see in huge bold letters on poster boards when it came to advertising movies? G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, etc? G= General. PG=

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Meet Our Common Foes: The Doubt Demon and The Imposter Syndrome Shoulder Angel

We as writers struggle enough with writer’s block, and we sometimes let the thoughts and opinions of others in. But nothing is worse than being in your own head, dealing with pests deep within our subconscious. It’s perfectly normal to feel bouts of overwhelm, many beginnings are. It’s important to recognize and identify the common enemies

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Productivity Guilt

You’re sitting at your computer. Fingers anxiously itching to produce words in a document. You want to meet that word count—need to see the number of pages increase towards your ultimate goal of finishing your book. Favorite drink is right there, snack bowl of baby carrots or Goldfish crackers within reach. A timer of one

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C.M. Guido Presents: The Final Countdown

Happy Friday, all! We’re nearing the final edits of Secrets of the City of Gold. This is going to be a short one, today! So, just to update everyone: I’m double and triple checking the final version of the manuscript before sending it off to print. I’m nicking the redundencies, and just overall polishing it

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