05May

The Secret to Controlling the Income Rollercoaster

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  • Copy Editor, Copywriter, Freelance Writer, Freelance Writing, Pay, Salary, Working, Writing from Home, Writing Tips
We writers know the truth.  We know that our income is sporadic.  We know about the feast or famine rollercoaster.  Do you find yourself praying that your next commission check will come in before the electric bill is due?  Are you wondering if you will run out of money before the bills are paid?  Do […]
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29Mar

5 Self-Publishing Myths Debunked

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  • Publishing, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Writing
I’m only a few months away from the release of my debut novel, Blood Rose. Lately, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I should pursue the traditional route or the self-publishing route. (I briefly discussed the pros and cons here.) To me, the traditional route involves querying agents, approaching publishers, etc. The self-publishing route allows for […]
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15Mar

5 Tips to Eliminate Your Writing Rut

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  • Distractions, Habits, Having Support, My Writing, Reflection, Success, Working, Writing, Writing from Home, Writing Schedule, Writing Tips
Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen into the comfortable rut. *raises hand* You know the one: you’re at your day job, a job that was only meant to be temporary, and suddenly, years have passed. You’re still there, and now you’re thinking, “I could stay here a few more years. This isn’t so bad.”
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01Mar

5 Tips to Avoid Procrastination

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  • Distractions, Habits, Having Support, procrastination, Writing, Writing Tips
It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve last blogged. It’s upsetting to me, because I promised myself I would post to my blog three times a week. I find myself justifying that by reviewing how much I’ve accomplished in those weeks: I’ve edited several novels, redid my blog (three times…), finalized decisions for my re-designed […]
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11Feb

5 Tips to Gain More Readers

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  • Book Signings, Giveaways, Grow Readership, Marketing, Promotions, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Groups, Writing Tips, Writing Wednesday, Writing Workshops
Building a following is crucial to success as a new writer. To sell books, you must have readers, but finding those readers is not a simple task. Below, you’ll find five tips every new writer should incorporate into his or her career.
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05Feb

3 Culprits Stopping You from Successfully Working from Home

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  • Copy Editor, Copywriter, Distractions, Freelance Writer, Freelance Writing, Habits, Having Support, Pay, Salary, Success, Work from Home, Working, Writing, Writing Schedule
The ability to work from home has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me–it’s also one of the worst. When I work from home, productivity directly affects my income. Meaning, I lose money every time I allow a distraction to consume my time. Seems simple, right? Remove the distraction. Problem solved. Unfortunately, it’s […]
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25Jan

Becoming a Writer

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  • Becoming a Travel Writer, House of Night, Kristin Cast, My Writing, PC Cast, Reading, Reflection, Reminisce, Richelle Mead, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Vampire Academy, Working, Writing, Writing Schedule
How did you begin writing? I’ve always thought my path to becoming a writer wasn’t normal, but recently, I’ve begun to wonder if there is such a thing as typical in a writer’s life. Truth is, my inner child shudders whenever I answer this question. Because I know the exact moment I became a writer.
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22Dec

The Never-Ending Battle: Traditional vs Self-Publishing

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  • Editing, Get Published, Narrative Ink, Publishing, Self-Publish, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Writing
With my debut novel nearly complete, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to pursue traditional publishing (landing an agent, editor, publisher, and contract) or self-publishing (selling my work myself on websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks or in independent bookstores).
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