Category: About Writing

About Writing

No and Know are Keys to Getting Stuff Done

When you are struggling to get stuff done for your day, strip it back to the basics to find your way to get it done. The day started off already behind. Even worse, it was weeks behind because of the chaos and circumstances that had been getting in the way. NaNoWriMo? Don’t even get me …

About Writing

Take the Steps to Move You into Your Writing Success

Kathryn Lang shared some thoughts on how she was pursuing her writing dreams – and she took a moment to clarify what she meant by that goal. She was inspired by Hugh Howey. Tips from Kathryn Lang for Reaching Your Dreams Work harder than anyone else. Coach Bear Bryant (from the University of Alabama) said …

About Writing, Tips

Learn How to Break Writer’s Block

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Writer’s block uses a number of disguises to keep me from writing the words I know I need to be writing. The more attention I give to writer’s block, the strong or more powerful it seems to become. I have discovered that if I will face down writer’s block and press on with the words, …

About Writing, Marketing

How to Determine Your Favorite Author

Marketing for Successful Freelance Writing

How to Determine Your Favorite Author by Kathryn Lang [tweetthis]There is only one #author that should be your favorite author that is YOU[/tweetthis] I was sitting next to a lady at an event. Ellen Sallas had already won my heart with her quick (and snarky) with, but when I glanced over at her author table …

About Writing, Guest Post

When Hope Takes Action – a Guest Post by Susan Day

When hope takes action by Susan Day We all like to hope. We might hope for nice weather or hope our boss takes notice of our work. We hope our kids grow up into good people, and get satisfying careers and have a loving partner. We hope our book will sell millions and all our …

About Writing, Tips

Organized Pantser Defined

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Being a pantser came natural to my writing. Pantsing provided the process for living. I had a plan for life – my long term goals and objectives – but I lived out life in the moment (and often moment by moment). It made sense that I would write in that same manner. I always had …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Platform vs Security – Finding a Balance

Security as a writer can be a challenge – but there is a way to create a balance between security and platform. The internet is NOT a private place. One episode of NCIS or Blacklist or any other spy/cop/mystery show should prove that (because yes, if it is on television then it is possible, right?). …

About Writing, Networking

10 Tips I Learned from WordCamp Birmingham

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Conferences, camps, and other gatherings of all things creative provide me with energy and determination to keep pursuing my dreams. WordCamp Birmingham did that, and so much more. It allowed me to connect with some amazing people, to share a little of their journeys, and to reach out to help and to be helped. 10 …

About Writing

The Painful Truth of Being a Writer

I am a writer. I have been making that declaration for almost a decade. There have been times when I have been an income producing writer and there have been times when I wished I could produce more of that green stuff. Being part of #WriteTalk allows me to weekly review my writing journey with …