Lauren C. Elkins
Professional writer with over a decade of experience in the IT industry. Tech savvy with everything from the latest news, social media, and software development. I also blog for my own personal enjoyment in addition to writing articles for websites and publications.

Finding your writers’ group

“The best way to handle the madness that is publishing is to join a gang.” What do you think? Interesting writing advice. When I read this in an article about writing advice, I nodded my head, smiling. Because I am in a gang!…

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Managing my online writer presence

Not long after getting married, I bought laurenelkins.com. I could finally purchase my own name domain name. My maiden name was purchased years ago by somebody doing nothing with the site. Infuriating much? I mean, come on, laurencampbell.com owner. What a waste. But…

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SEO Sleuthing

Once upon a time, I worked for a small company that made and sold girls clothing. They had a website that brought in a little bit of traffic and they asked me to get more traffic to it so I began researching SEO.…

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reddit for dummies

When you first stop in to Reddit.com, it doesn’t look pretty. It doesn’t look like anybody has cleaned house since the 1990s. “Why,” you ask yourself, “Why is this place called the front page of the internet?” Spend quality time there and brace…

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digital citizenship as a writer

Businesses have social media strategies because they know that in today’s industry, this is required to thrive. A writer is her own business and plays every role within, such as marketing, sales, content management, technology, and even wellness coordinator. Social media matters to…

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writing your six-word memoir

I just returned from the Solstice Writing Conference. It was an extended weekend full of hand-cramping rush writes, editing of memoirs, good food, and excellent company filled with talented writers and faculty. One of the rush writes we did was to write as…

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writing changes your life – oodles of scientific proof

I used to be an excellent journal keeper. I’ve since turned to blogging and spend less time with an actual pen in my hand, sitting in bed, recording thoughts. I need to take it up again and I have a couple of scientific studies…

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finding your people

When I was in classes for my English degree, I had built in peer reviews for my writing. One class in particular, the final of the class was 50-pages of your own writing, in whatever genre you chose at the beginning of the…

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writing prompts and reddit

HOW TO START. That’s an article that I could use every day. How to start getting out of bed in the morning. How to start saving more money. How to start keeping your house cleaner. How to start writing the next article, blog,…

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