Category: Networking

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 …

Networking

Be Unique to Grow Your Writing Platform

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Building a writing platform is hard work. It takes more than words on the screen. It requires more investment than comments on social media. The experts will tell you what you have to do, but each expert will have different steps, different orders, or sometimes different directions altogether. You have to find YOUR way because …

Networking

Join In to Grow Relationships

Investing in Relationships for Freelance Success by Kathryn Lang The running theme through my life of late (in business and personal situations) revolves around relationships. It is not just whom you know, but how you know them and how you choose to foster that knowing. Six degrees of separation – or even one or two …

Networking

Become a Helper to Reach Your Writing Success

Are you willing to become a helper to reach the writing success that you desire? “You can have all the success that you want if you are willing to help enough people reach their success.” From Zig Ziglar Reaching the top tier of writing success means different things to different people. Some writers want to …

About Writing, Challenges and Competitions, Networking

Know Your Why to Grow Your Writing

Building You Writing Career – January 30, 2012 Challenge Know your why for writing. Knowing the reasons behind your words can be the key to reaching your writing success or stalling out in the climb. There are so many different directions you can take with writing that it is easy to get lost. There are …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Three Secrets for Building Connections

Building connections can be the key to growing success. But building connections is not always as easy as the idea. Two of us sat in the library. The extrovert in me cried out to engage the man at the other end of the table. He kept his head down and effortlessly made not eye contact …

Networking

Take Steps to Grow Expertise in Writing – Finding Presentation Opportunities

Presentations and classes grow expertise in the writing industry. You know something more than someone else. They can learn from your experience, abilities and knowledge. You know something different from someone else because you have walked a different path. That means that you already have what it takes to stand in front of a group …

Blogging, Business of Freelance, Networking

Developing a Writing Niche

The first question most writers hear involves the core audience. Publishers and agents want to know who the writer reaches. Understanding the basics of a core audience and how the niche works will give you one more tool for your writing career toolbox. Tips for Growing a Niche Audience – Think about who you see …

About Writing, Networking, Tips

Connecting Readers and Authors

Building an ally army begins with finding others that believe in who you are and what you are doing. You want a core group of fans, fanatics or just friends that will tweet, share, post and shout to the highest mountain about all that you are and all that you have to offer. You can …