Category Archives: Blog

Defining a content creation game plan

I have been inconsistent with posting blog content on my own website. I have legitimate reasons that include two small kids demanding of my time, a house that needs a little cleaning, paying customers with writing deadlines and expectations, and a weekly soccer…

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6 Project Management tools for writing

“…prepare yourself—holistically, mentally and spiritually—to take on a project that exists entirely in your head.” Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light. The above quote comes from praise Stein gave about a book on writing and I…

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How I use pinterest to come up with blog post ideas

You’re casually scanning through one of your favorite websites, jumping from article title to title when, bam! That article. That looks interesting. That could be a blog post on your site. But, you don’t have the time to sit down and write immediately.…

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How to rock at good content writing – tips from this freelance writer to you!

My first consistent job as a freelance writer was churning out social media content. I had never done this before, but I had been doing a lot of networking, created this website to serve as my resume, and picked up free or small…

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24 writing prompts to get you going on your memoir

I meet with my writers’ group once a month; we share our writing, critique each other, laugh, eat, and love being together. We schedule and coordinate our monthly gatherings using a Facebook group where I’ve been dubbed honorary President. (It’s because I have…

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How to overcome the curse of knowledge in your writing

We are plagued with information imbalances. Have you ever tried explaining a grammar concept to a non-writing friend and it just doesn’t stick? “Passive sentences start with the BE-VERBS. It’s the be-verbs!” “Bee verbs?” Confusion. “You should have used lay, not lie.” “All…

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Sweet Christmas gifts for the writer in your life!

Hooray for the holidays and finding just the perfect gift for that writer in your life whom you love so much. Here are some sweet gifts you can get them because that incredible, antique typewriter is crazy expensive and who can find one…

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Creating an invoice as a freelance writer

Once I’ve finished some good, hard freelance work, it’s always satisfying to get to the final step: sending in the invoice. I’ve heard that for some, this step can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be because you’ve already done these things: Agreed on…

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Three rad writing posts I read today

Should writers blog? This post is nearly a year old so in the internet world, that’s ancient, yo. The two reasons why you should NOT blog were a good reminder of my lack of commitment. I promise, I am going to improve! I’m going…

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What’s killing your ability to focus?

I have many distractions in my home office. As I am sitting here right this very second, the cat is on my lap (he moves constantly), there’s clutter on my desk, toys are all around me, and the task board on the wall…

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