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If you're an experienced #freelancewriting  pro with five years of experience or more, this one's for you. +Lori Widmer and I are preparing to launch a new site for experienced freelancers at http://FreelanceWritingPros.com. Visit the site to sign up for launch updates and free advanced marketing tips in your inbox every week.
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Recently I realized how many of my dreams and ambitions were taking a backseat to my #writing  business. I'm working to change that by taking my time back, improving my productivity, and essentially manufacturing more hours every day. Find out how you can do, and get back to other things you love. We all love writing. But that doesn't mean we have to neglect other passions to pursue it. 
Get tips on finding balance between your writing or publishing business and other passions and ambitions you want to pursue.
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Check out this video from +Jake Poinier. It's a great follow-up if you enjoyed my recent #writing   #podcast  with +Princess Jones where we discussed fear & confidence issues. Jake talks about imposter syndrome and how it can affect freelance creative professionals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wK76pbaN10
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The All Indie Writers #podcast  has officially re-launched. Learn about changes to the show. Plus, +Lori Widmer and I discuss a Huffington Post editor's claim that the outlet is "proud" to not pay its bloggers and that paying writers makes their work less "authentic." Also discussed: content mills, low-paying clients, and why freelance professionals should continue to care and speak out against these practices.
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Episode 17: Media Outlets Not Paying Writers (and Why Freelancers Shouldn't Stay Silent) by jennmattern
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The latest image from my #horror  story setting inspiration photo series on my author blog (all photos I take myself). This image still makes me uncomfortable. Learn more about it in the post.  #writing  
Today's story setting inspiration photo is a bit different than the others. Instead of being focused on a certain place, its emphasis is on what could be right in front of your face without you even realizing it. I took this photo shortly after a snow and ice storm. That doesn't always stick to ...
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#Writers  - Do you still write longhand? I do for note-taking and some types of outlining. In this post, Dann Alexander talks about writing longhand and how it plays a role in his process.
Many readers will look at this photo and try to figure out what the words are. This very page sits to my right as I type this. The contents look like a Doctor’s prescription bill pad. They ac…
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If you're a #freelancewriter  in the U.S. please consider taking this survey from +CopyPress. Make sure experienced #freelancewriting  pros are well-represented, and tell potential clients what you're looking for. 

http://www.copypress.com/state-of-content-marketing/

[Note: CopyPress brought me in to consult on changes made to this year's survey, so they are technically a client. That said, I agreed to take on this project mostly because I've been a critic of their surveys and resulting data in the past, and wanted to make sure this year's survey better reflected the position and goals of pro-level freelancers. 

So it would be a big favor to me personally if you would take part. These kinds of surveys often revolve around newer and lower-paid freelancers simply because they're easier to access -- often associated with content companies and marketplaces whereas more experienced freelancers are often more independent. Let's try to make sure pros are better represented this time around. Please take a few minutes to take the survey. 

http://www.copypress.com/state-of-content-marketing/

Thanks!
The State of Content Marketing 2016 survey from CopyPress will show marketers what it takes to work with high quality freelance writers. Take the survey.
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In this media kit primer for #writers  I explain why freelance writers, authors, and bloggers might want a media kit and what each of those groups should include in theirs.
This beginner's guide to media kits for writers covers benefits and components of media kits for freelance writers, indie authors, and bloggers.
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Female freelancers have a big decision to make when getting married: your last name or his? Or some combination? Here's why I chose a double last name to protect my personal brand, and why I regret that decision and am taking my maiden name back. #writing   #freelance   #women   #entrepreneur   #personalbranding  
Chances are good you've only ever known me as "Jenn Mattern." But that's not my legal name, and it hasn't been since 2012 when I got married. Soon that will change. I've decided to go back to my maiden name. On numerous occasions, I've talked with other female entrepreneurs who were facing the same decision. I'd share my experience of going …
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The All Indie Writers Podcast will re-launch later this week with guest co-host +Lori Widmer. Find out what's changing, and check out two sneak peek clips from a future episode with +Princess Jones. #writing   #podcast  
Get a sneak peek of an upcoming All Indie Writers Podcast episode before the writing podcast re-launch for 2016.
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Do you ever wonder why your guest post pitches go ignored? I'd bet you're making one of these 10 common mistakes. Stop sending crappy guest post pitches and start reaching more readers.
Do your guest post pitches go ignored? Here are ten common guest post pitching mistakes you might be making.
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"Successful #blogging isn't always about offering tips and advice. It isn't always about driving conversions for your latest product or service. Sometimes it's simply about connecting with people."

Find out how a single blog post on one of my lowest-traffic blogs became a community in its own right, with 500+ comments and discussions that continue almost 5 years later.

From the #writing newsletter (subscribe if you don't want to miss anything).

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