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How to Become a Full Time Writer

Writing has been a dream of mine since I was a child.  I remember (and still own) my first story – “Snoopy and the Bananas” complete with illustrations.  It was a simply a rewrite of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” but it lit the fire. High school did not improve my writing opportunities.  Mostly, I …

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Six Steps to Living Without a Salary

This morning I re-evaluated my budget. It wasn’t planned to happen until January (I review my budget once a quarter), but with the income situation taking such a shift, and with the finances falling squarely on my shoulder, I want to know EXACTLY what I’m facing. Many people would completely panic in my position. That’s …

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Six Ways Writers Can Reject the Rejection

Writers are a peculiar lot, and I’m not just talking about how we look.  For the most part, people who choose writing for a career don’t worry about what other people say about them.  They wouldn’t survive long if they did. My two older boys recently entered a local writing contest.  It was the first …

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9 Tips to Write That Novel

Writers, as a group, are peculiar people. They talk differently. They dress differently. They hide in caves and do things like read and write. Who else, on their own initiative, would come up with the idea of writing 50,000 words (actually formulated into sentences and paragraphs and coherent thoughts) in just ONE month. November is …

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Another Money Maker for Freelance Writers

There is a certain picture that most people get in their minds when they think of freelance writers.  I always pictured my uncle – wild hair, free spirit, just a little off.  It wasn’t until I launched my own writing career that I began to see freelancers in a whole new light.  Not only are …

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7 Ways to Sneak In Some Writing

November is National Novel Writing Month – and I’m already behind.  I was all excited about the task, but life is getting in the way (like it usually does with my fiction writing).  It’s no excuse really, but it’s all I got write now. If you don’t know what NaNo is all about, the concept …