Following the Indie Road

The indie road means exactly what it sounds like it means. Choosing to be independent –whether in the publishing industry, the music industry, or the business world – means that you are making the choice to do it on your own. You are not buying into a franchise. You are not relying on the muscle Read More …

Discover the Secrets for Creating Change

Building a writing career conjures up images of greatness in some minds, full of book signings, interviews and unbelievable advances. Those that have started down the path often have more nightmares than images – nightmares of looming deadlines, haunting blank pages and empty checkbooks. It takes work to build a career. That work has to Read More …

Full-time Freelance Writer – Five Steps to Freelance Writing Success

Becoming a full-time freelance writer is like any entrepreneurial endeavor – which means it has to be about more than mere words. Developing freelance writing success requires a plan. A successful career as a freelance writer requires a purpose. A writing career that pays a living wage requires persistence. Putting them all together will help Read More …

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 Read More …

Learn More to Grow a Writing Career – ABC’s for Growing a Writing Career

Invest in opportunities to learn if you want to build a successful writing career. If you are not growing then you are stagnant – and stagnant things always die. Learning opens up new ideas, expands old ideas and refreshes stale ideas. Learning is the gateway to possibilities. One of the most important investments you can Read More …

Know the Way to Writing Success – ABC’s for Growing a Writing Career

Make a plan to know where you are going if you want to reach your success. Success comes from more than talent – it takes a determination to push on. Determination can only drive the cart so far. In the end, you will never know when you have arrived at your destination if you have Read More …

Counting the Cost for a Writing Career

Launching a writing career can get expensive. Any new business requires certain items or commitments, but it seems that with writing and the internet there is always a new product that is shinier and faster or better coming out. Add to that the conferences and classes that are happening every day of the week, month Read More …

Grow Consistency in Writing with a Schedule: Challenge One

Consistency comes up in most stories of success – followed closely or preceded by persistence. The keep pushing, go get em, I think I can so I can attitude drives the personality to reach the goals set ahead. Most of the participants in Blogchat last night on Twitter seemed to agree. Consistency and I have Read More …