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Taking It All In: One Writer’s Resources

Give Your Writer Resources: Article Ten We have accumulated quite a number of resources! Visualize sitting in your workspace and assessing your stockpile. I’ll use my office as a guide, but let’s refer to it in the third person “Janice,” my writer within because it has been designed for her working style. Janice’s workspace is a…

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Keyboard in a Haystack: How to Find Freelance Jobs

In my previous column, I discussed how to determine if doing freelance writing for a living is the best choice for you. It’s a big step, but once you decide to make it, the second item on your agenda is going to be finding work. (The first may be assuring people that you haven’t lost…

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Storyteller

A Storyteller Recently a book club that read only academic nonfiction of the best quality read Ghost On Black Mountain as their monthly book. This was their attempt to step into a new genre. Boy, I was already in trouble. My books have ghosts and the main characters are mountain people from Appalachia. Folklore abounds.…

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So You Want to Be a Rock-N-Roll Star—Err, Freelance Writer

You’ve given the matter a great deal of thought. You’re tired of the blaring alarm clock, the daily struggle in the asphalt jungle, and the coffee shop knowing what to make as soon as you walk in. Struggling to stay awake during the day and fall asleep at night, your stomach twisting into knots during…

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