This is a very rare exception to my rule against promoting third party courses. That's simply how much I trust and respect Peter. So check it out. If you want to kick off a more successful year freelancing, commercial writing is the place to be. And you won't find a better, or more practical, course to get you moving in the right direction.
This was my 4th year taking part in #NaNoWriMo , and it's the first time I've failed to reach my 50k word target in #writing my NaNo novels. And do you know what? I'm totally cool with that! In this post I share what I learned in the process of failing NaNoWriMo for the first time.
To kick off my new Monday Motivation series for #writers , I share some examples of confidence boosters (and hits) from my own creative past with #writing and music -- thanks to a conversation with . Then I look at a few common lies writers tell themselves because they're afraid (and what you should really think about instead).
In this post I share my #NaNoWriMo #writing plans for this month along with a word count tracker, word count planner calendar, my favorite writing app for organizing novels (I bet you can guess what it is), and even 12 of the songs on my novel-writing playlist this year.
Read the latest All Indie Writers newsletter for information on Peter Bowerman's Well-Fed Craft, his new course that teaches you the "how" behind writing high-paying #copywriting projects like white papers, case studies, and web copy.
The introductory offer ends tomorrow. So don't miss out. Be one of the first to take Peter's course. (I did, and I loved it. You can find my review linked in the newsletter.)
And as a bonus for All Indie Writers readers, Peter will make the course available via download if you'd like, so you don't have to wait (due to large file sizes, it's being delivered on custom flash drives so you don't have to worry about storage).
In addition to this podcast, I did a joint review of the course with fellow freelance writer, +EdwardBeaman. Check that out at: http://allindiewriters.com/peter-bowerman-well-fed-craft/
New freelance writers have plenty of questions about launching their #freelancewriting careers? But are they asking the right ones?
I turned to experienced, successful freelancers to ask them, if they could have known one thing at the start of their #freelance careers that they know now, what would it be?
A big THANK YOU to Peter Bowerman and for chiming in!
Here are some of my top picks for #BlackFriday (through #CyberMonday ) deals for #writers this year.
All recommended products and services ( #hosting , domain names, #WordPress themes, and more) are things I personally use, or have used, and recommend. Mini-reviews / personal feedback are included with each deal promoted.
Plus, I've unlocked my few previously-gated freebies (no more opt-ins required, for ANYTHING at All Indie Writers). Includes free downloads on repurposing blog content and fiction author blog post ideas.
And if you're not following me on Twitter yet, check out my profile page there for a special pinned Twitter-only offer on my e-book (hint: you can grab it for free too for a limited time if you'd like). http://twitter.com/jenn_mattern
Outlining is one of many "tricks" that allows me to be a fairly prolific writer. In this post, I share my skeleton outline system for building up, or fleshing out, my #writing .
The post includes an example you can copy as a template, showing the first two phases of this outlining method -- one I use when writing press releases, blog posts, white papers, case studies, some fiction, and more.
Here are 3 tricks I use when I get behind on big #writing projects like my NaNoWriMo novels.
I'm off to a slow start with #NaNoWriMo this year due to a late choice in topic (plus a major blog re-launch that happened on Nov. 1st). So I'll be using these this weekend as I try to get caught up -- Pomodoros, voice-to-text, and even an occasional mind game.
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