Why No Freelance Writer Should Hate Marketing and What to Do if You Do

January 22, 2015

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard writers say, “… but I hate marketing!” In fact, I’ve been known to say it myself, at least I used to. Maybe it’s no wonder we tend to actively dislike the whole idea of marketing ourselves and our writing. After all, we’re all subjected to tons of […]

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Your Book Needs a 10 Word Purpose Statement

January 20, 2015

When you do a Visioning for your book, you’re opening up to wider possibilities. The Purpose Statement helps you hone that vision to the laser-like focus you need to get your book written. When you couple vision and purpose you’ll have a book that says exactly what you want to say, with clarity, clear organization and […]

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Martin Luther King and the Power of Words

January 19, 2015

Every now and again I remember what a real privilege it is to be a writer. Not only do we get set our own hours, go barefoot to our office, and have a commute measured in inches rather than miles, we also have the opportunity to influence hundreds, maybe even thousands of people – maybe […]

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3 Kinds of Freelance Writing Marketing Secrets

January 15, 2015

Who knows how often it’s been said but it’s true – marketing is the key to success in freelance writing. I’m often contacted by folks hoping for freelance writing marketing secrets, and while I doubt there are any marketing tips that are truly secret, I suspect there is information that is not quite obvious I was […]

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How to Create a Vision for Your Book

January 13, 2015

We talked about Visioning your writing business. Visioning is also a wonderful tool when you decide you’re going to write a book. When you create a Vision for your book you accomplish several things: You open yourself to a larger idea or an expanded idea about your book You set the stage for real clarity […]

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Why Do Freelance Writers Want to Write Books? Why Do You (if you do)?

January 8, 2015

Why do freelance writers want to write books? At least it seems most, if not all, writers have a desire to write at least one book. The reasons run from a vague sense that a book is probably a good way to make money, or at least get better known to a passion about something. […]

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Think Small in 2015 for Freelance Writing Success

January 6, 2015

By Allison VanNest of Grammarly.com The trick to having your best and biggest year ever as a freelance writer is to think small. Wait, what? Yes! When you think small you actually increase your chances for freelance writing success. A study by the University of Scranton found that only 8% of people will follow through on their […]

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Create a Vision for Your Freelance Writing Business

December 22, 2014

As the new year approaches, many writers, myself included, want to set goals for our freelance writing business. A better approach is to first create a vision for your freelance writing business. Visioning is a way to invite your intuition (even spirit) to inform you about what you really want, and how you want to […]

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What You Need to Know to Write a Book Now

December 18, 2014

The desire to write a book is something many, perhaps even most, freelance writers share. Often, however, it seems like we writers postpone that book writing project roughly forever. The possible exception being those truly hardy souls who manage to get a novel written in a month during National Novel Writing Month. All sorts of […]

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4 Reasons You Probably Should Write a Book

December 16, 2014

Just as there are good reasons not to write a book, there are some darn good reasons why you probably should write one. I’ve listed four important ones here. I’m tempted to say if these four don’t apply, don’t bother, but I know better. I’ve worked with lots of folks on books over the years – […]

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