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

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Calling BS on Bad Freelance Writing Advice

Every year +Lori Widmer hosts Writers Worth Month in May.

This year I'm calling BS on some of the worst #freelancewriting advice being spewed by the insta-expert crowd in the freelance community.

http://wordsonpageblog.com/2017/05/writers-worth-when-to-call-bullshit.html

Don't fall for it.
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Modeling Your Freelance Writing Career for Ongoing Motivation

Waiting on someone else to tell you how to build a #freelancewriting career, or modeling your business on someone else's, isn't enough. Be different by being you, and find ongoing #motivation in the process. 

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Math as Motivation for Writers

Math and art aren't just compatible. You'll find #math everywhere in artwork, music, and even #writing. Find out how you can use math as a motivational tool in your writing career. 

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Body Shaming, Confidence, & Writing Careers

Sue Ghosh and I chat about body shaming & its effect on confidence, especially as it applies to building a successful #writing career.

Covered: Why body shaming is an important issue for writers; how a negative body image can impact decisions about our writing careers; types of body shaming that can impact us (especially when we're young) and stay with us through our professional careers; our own experiences with such; and tips on overcoming the resulting lack of confidence.

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8 Writers & PR Pros on Building Better Relationships

https://muckrack.com/daily/2017/03/21/no-haters-here-eight-pr-pros-journalists-on-building-better-relationships/

In this follow-up to my previous +Muck Rack post where #journalists and #PR pros shared their pet peeves about each other, they've come back to spread a little love instead. We talk about what each group loves about the other. And it call comes down to building better relationships.

Seven of the eight original guests are back including +Helen Reynolds, +Isaac Pigott, +Jeremy Pepper, +Jason Falls, +Philippa Willitts, +Paula Hendrickson, and +Lori Widmer. And #freelance #blogger +Sharon Hurley Hall jumps in this round as well. A huge thank you to everyone who took part!
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In this updated interview with freelance copywriter +Edward Beaman, we talk about changing #freelancewriting specialties. Find out what he's specializing in now, and what prompted him to make the switch.

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#FakeNews is bad enough when you aren't sure where to get your political information. But for #bloggers there's an added risk -- unknowingly spreading those fake stories & lending them credibility. In this post for +Muck Rack +Edward Beaman tells you what to look out for when sourcing stories in your #blogging. 

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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.

http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=414a063366e2453b427c0895d&id=006c30a238

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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