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I Quit There is an old saying that quitters never prosper. That’s a lie, though. Diary of A Mad Freelancer Diary of A Mad Freelancer
Content Mastery Guide These days, prospective customers will look you up online, long before they ever make contact with you. What will they find when they get to your website? A business blog is a proven way to keep your website fresh with valuable and relevant information that will impress these visitors and begin building a relationship. And with the right promotion, a blog can bring people back to your site again and again, where they’re only one click away from doing business with you. A business blog is a very effective marketing strategy, yet it takes a lot of time and requires specific skills. Content Mastery Guide

Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals – Storyfix.com

Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals – Storyfix.com Today’s post is the story of a novel’s journey from inception to publication. This is an excerpt from my new ebook, “The Inner Life of Deadly Faux,” which I introduced (and offered… for FREE) in the post just prior to this one. (You can get it here: PDF DF Inner Life.)
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Shared by All - Kommein Shared by All - Kommein In the mid-90′s I had the opportunity to work on a marketing campaign with a famous rock star. After several long phone calls, I realized he was a personae, not a person. He was flashy, he was a showman, and he was a shrewd businessman, but he was mostly flash. What he showed me and the rest of the world is not the person he really is. To me, he was not the real deal.
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:focus Buy focus Focus is about finding simplicity in this Age of Distraction. It’s about finding the focus you need to create, to work on what’s important, to reflect, to find peace. And it comes in two flavors: free and premium. :focus
One of the biggest reasons I depart from my minimalist philosophy is reading. Specifically, reading about what others are doing. I read a blog post, or a magazine article, about someone doing something interesting: traveling, using a new productivity system, doing a new kind of workout, brewing artisinal coffee, making bread. And then I want to do that too. And I think we all do this. We all read inspirational things, or hear about them from a friend, and fantasize about ourselves doing the same thing.


The ANNUAL TOP 10 BLOGS FOR WRITERS has now moved to Write to Done. In the past four years Michael Stelzner, author of “Writing White Papers” and Founder of Social Media Examiner hosted this important competition. Now he has handed on the baton to Leo Babauta and Mary Jaksch here at Write to Done. This year’s panel of judges: Leo Babauta is the creator of Zen Habits and mnmlist, the author of Focus and co-creator of Write to Done.Brian Clark is the creator of CopyBlogger, as well as co-founder of Teaching Sells and Third Tribe.Michael Stelzner is the author of “Writing White Papers” and Founder of Social Media ExaminerDeb Ng is the founder and former owner of the Freelance Writing Jobs. Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog: 5th Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog: 5th Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest
Victoria's Advice Column Victoria's Advice Column Hi Victoria, I am a poet and the editor of a community journal of literature and visual art. We publish short prose and poetry, as well as the work of local artists. This is an annual, and we have just completed our twelfth journal. It is published by a not-for-profit organization, and my position as editor-in-chief is unpaid.
Publication Coach - Free Articles Publication Coach - Free Articles Reading time: Just over 1 minute I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about some figurative language employed by Colum McCann.
Writing Wednesdays A Bad Jew By Steven Pressfield | Published: April 16, 2014 [This is the first post in a new series about the writing of The Lion's Gate. After today the series will run Mondays and Fridays. Steven Pressfield Online Steven Pressfield Online
An Authentic Life By KT, on October 17th, 2010 Authentic posts are made daily, whenever possible, although I have come to learn that balance is a healthy and necessary part of living authentically. {Besides, an occasional day off keeps the laundry and dust-bunnies at bay.
Before Elliot and I got engaged, we started noticing how every couple (and every photo on Pinterest) used the same set of engagement photo poses. (I have a whole Pinterest board with our inspiration) As a joke, he and I started talking about spoofing said photos – gender-swapping the traditional ones, exaggerating the materialistic ones, etc. One thing led to another, and our photographer/YouTube friend Malia caught wind of the idea. She said, “If you two ever get engaged, I’m doing these photos for you as a wedding gift.” Well, a few days later we did and a few months later she did. Telling it like it isn't — Marian Schembari

Procrastinating Writers

You may be aware of what’s becoming widely known as the “six core competencies of storytelling.” These core competencies, as defined by my go-to fiction-writing guru, Larry Brooks (of StoryFix.com), are: Concept Character Theme Structure Scenes Voice But what you’re probably not aware of are the six literary forces that raise those core competencies to […] By Justine Schofield of Pubslush Crowdfunding. Ever heard of it? If not, let me introduce you. Crowdfunding is a means for artists and entrepreneurs to mitigate financial risk by raising funds for their projects.

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by Diana Burrell “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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