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Should You Write For 'Free'?
Many writers, like most artists, may find that they're 'skill' (though I view as a gift) might not be taken as seriously if they decide to give it away for free. For many writers, the thought of putting in the time, effort, love, sacrifice and - depending o...
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The Business of Holiday Writing
I love the holiday season for all of the new Christmas treats, holiday music, and of course all of the holiday-themed movies that appear non-stop on the Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and other networks. Recently, I forced my husband to watch one with me, and ...
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Writing for the 'Heck' of ItI
About
a week ago, I finally finished a manuscript I’d been collaborating on for at
least the last two years. My writing partner and I had a deadline to meet and typical
me - I kind of waited until the last minute to deliver my best. Some writers
are like th...
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When You’re In Over Your Head… Just Relax
Yesterday was one of those buggy days. Those days where I can’t even answer a text message, before another phone call comes in, followed by a slew of emails… UGH! I hate these days! But it was for a good reason. I was in demand – well, my writing that is. A...
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When Your Writing Mentor Becomes a ‘Bully’
I’m a huge proponent of mentorship. In fact, I consult with an organization that promotes and implements mentoring and professional development advising strategies for primarily women business entrepreneurs. Specific to writing, I’ve found that it would beh...
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Such is the Life...of a Writer
Growing up when people asked me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I always gave the same answer - a Writer - to my parents chagrin, of course. They knew it was going to be tough to make a living and that it really is similar to being an 'art-tist'...
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