Motivation Monday: Two Writing Strategies And A Habit

It’s time for Motivation Monday again. The inspiration for this post comes from writers who promise that they’ll achieve their writing goals when they have more time. These writers tell me: “I’ll have lots of time to write when… the kids go to school; this summer vacation; when I retire, etc.” Sadly when the long-for event arrives, the writer rarely … Read more

Freelance Career: 2 Essential Tips You Can Use Today

One of the easiest ways to set up a successful writing business is to start a freelance career. You develop an income while you develop your business. Your success is up to you. If you can write a coherent email message, you’ll do well. The demand for freelance writers has never been higher than it is today. And competent writers … Read more

Content Marketing: 2 Quick Tips You Can Use Today

“I’m bored with content marketing,” the self-publishing author confessed. “I need some better ideas.” Everyone gets bored, me included, but if you’re running a small business, you need to market. In a sense, marketing is easier for writers and authors; writing and developing ideas is what we do. In another sense, I completely understand this author. After a few hours … Read more

Write A Novel Fast: The No-Excuses Method

An old friend and I chatted about writing fiction. Although she’s always wanted to write a novel, she worried: “What if I get bored and don’t finish it?” I suggested the “no excuses” method. The big benefit of this method is that you don’t have time to think and second-guess yourself. Several of my students have had great success with … Read more