Your Words Need Space to Grow

Dame Hilary Mantel published her first novel at the age of 33. Over the next three decades, she wrote twelve books of historical fiction, two collections of short stories, and a memoir. She was the first woman to twice win the Booker Prize for fiction. I’d say...

What’s Your Writing Routine?

The late Maya Angelou kept a hotel room as her writing studio. She took all the art off the walls, and kept the phone unplugged. Arriving there at 6:30 a.m., she wrote until 12:30 or 1:30 p.m. with only a brief break. Every weekday. Sound a little too intense to you?...

To Get More Clients, Get REAL

For the past several years, I’ve been helping self-employed professionals build business with writing: articles, blog posts, ebooks, and more. To explain to them the type of editorial content that professionals need to write in order to attract and land clients,...

Self-Employed Folks, You Can Do This

I often hear from self-employed professionals that they are struggling. Running a business is hard work. Marketing and sales can be uncomfortable or even scary. You frequently don’t know where your next client is coming from. It can make you feel pessimistic, or...

Writing Can Be Hard — So What?

Before she wrote her memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed penned an advice column under the pseudonym “Sugar.” In answer to a letter from a self-described “writer who can’t write,” Cheryl replied, “Writing is hard for every last one of...

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