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Jennifer Mattern
Professional Blogger, Freelance Business Writer, Author
Professional Blogger, Freelance Business Writer, Author

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How I Use Todoist to Organize My Writing & Get More Done

In my latest blog post I share how I use +Todoist to organize my #writing, my business, and my day-to-day life. #productivity #organization

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Ends Tomorrow - Learn How to Write High-Paying Copywriting Projects from Peter Bowerman

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). 

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In this review / feature of Peter Bowerman's new commercial #freelancewriting course, Well-Fed Craft, you'll get some course background, find audio clips of my recent interview with Peter for my podcast, and get reviews not only from me (from the perspective of someone who teaches newer writers) but also from fellow freelancer, +Edward Beaman (to tell you what you can expect as a student).

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.

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In this #writing #podcast with Peter Bowerman, we chat about his new course on commercial #freelancewriting, Well-Fed Craft. We also chat about specialization in freelancing, case study writing, and introduce freelance writers to the growing market in brand journalism.

In addition to this podcast, I did a joint review of the course with fellow freelance writer, +EdwardBeaman. Check that out at:

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What I Learned Failing NaNoWriMo This Year

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.

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Freelance Writing Pros on What They Wish They Knew as Beginners

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 +Cathy Miller +Lori Widmer +Sharon Hurley Hall +Susan Johnston Taylor +Francesca StaAna Nicasio +Jake Poinier +Laura Spencer and +Anne Wayman for chiming in!

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Sharon Hurley Hall on Freelance Blogging

In the latest #writing   #podcast , I'm joined by +Sharon Hurley Hall to discuss #freelance   #blogging  -- from how much you can really earn as a professional blogger to the different types of freelance blogging jobs you can take on.

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Black Friday Deals (& Freebies) for Writers

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).

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New Monday Motivation Series for Writers

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 +Paula Hendrickson. Then I look at a few common lies writers tell themselves because they're afraid (and what you should really think about instead).

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How to Use Skeleton Outlines to Write Faster

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.
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