This year, I started posting income reports because I have found there is a serious lack of these reports for experts in my field (namely, books), and I want to provide some hope to those thinking of entering it. I want you to know that it's possible to feed and clothe yourself running your own … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: July Income Report
Hi everybody, I am so sorry that I didn't post Sunday evening like I usually do. In a mad dash to fill up work for August, I reached out to clients I hadn't heard from in a while, including to a publishing company that creates and edits company histories. I got into their editor network … Continue reading Life Update and Check-In (I’m Alive!)
A blog with an eye-grabbing accompanying image is more likely to get clicks on social media. On Pinterest, everything is about the image. I've definitely noticed an increase in views on this blog since I began utilizing images. The course I took on affiliate marketing is run by a female blogger, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who gets … Continue reading Basic Design Tricks to Create Effective Blog Images with Canva
Pitching is exhausting, and any freelancer who tells you differently is lying to themselves to keep a smile on their face. That, or they aren't pitching correctly. Searching through job boards and scouring social media for potential clients to cold email takes time, and tailoring each pitch to fit each potential client's needs requires concentration, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Freelance Clients Come to You
Mentor is a word I've seen thrown around willy nilly in the freelancing community lately, but none of the people I've seen using it appear to actually know what a mentor is. So this is my public service announcement to try and correct that. The Problem As my blog, business, and social media presence have … Continue reading PSA: What is a Mentor?
Since becoming a freelance writer and editor, I've interacted with many self-publishing authors. Some become clients, and they send me their manuscripts to make sure that they produce the best product possible. They work hard, and they are good writers. Some have best-seller potential in my opinion (but, hey, what do I know, right?). That's … Continue reading Elitism in the Writing Community
"Tell me you love me!" It snapped my head up and ceased my constant worrying about what my corgi puppy will put in her mouth next. It was a young blonde woman with her hair up in a disastrous bun, wearing a tie dye shirt and workout shorts. I could only see her back. Her … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Love Me Or Else
Great read if you feel like something may be missing from your plot to give it that extra oomph.
I have never been asked this question and had never thought about it, but she answers it beautifully. My favorite line is, "Sometimes I enter a flow state and write a few thousand words without stopping to let my mind take a breath [...]" I love when that happens!
I was recently accepted to write a serialized story for the fairly new serialized literature site, Channillo. I decided to seriously rework my very first novel (written when I was fourteen) for the site: Arcamira. It's a fantasy/paranormal crossover novel in which humans and elves are pitted against vampires and werewolves (none of which sparkle … Continue reading New Serialized Fantasy Book: Arcamira