I’ve Been Tagged for the Liebster Award!

liebster awardHere’s a big thanks to Heather Waugh of Everyday Social Media Marketing who nominated me for the Liebster Award.

What is it? It’s not the type of award where you nominate people and you end up with a winner and a few runner ups. It’s just a fun award where you tag bloggers on Twitter whom you admire and they share a few fun facts about themselves.

As Heather explains, “It shows a blogger how much you appreciate their hard work and content and gives that blogger a chance to pass the love onto others in the community.”

So I thought it would be fun! It gives me a chance to share a bit about myself while you learn something new. Continue Reading

Stop Making Excuses: 7 Reasons You Should Join Online Writing Communities

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There are lots of great reasons not to join online writing communities. Perhaps you’re not ready to share your work and see it get torn apart by critics. Maybe you feel out of place because everyone else seems to know what they’re doing. Or maybe you just “don’t have time.” It’s time you start making [...]

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The Quickest, Easiest Way to Add Value to Your Web Content

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Do you find yourself faced with revision request frequently? If those requests often say something like, “Your content is full of basic information that isn’t valuable to the reader,” then you need to hear this. Since quality writing isn’t about proper grammar and sentence fluency alone, you’re going to have to step it up a [...]

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My Super Simple Secret for Avoiding Writer Burnout

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Have you ever wondered how writers continue without burning out? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can make a living writing without seeing your passion fizzle out. I’ve had my fair share of questions about it. When people hear that I write for a living, I often get this: “Wouldn’t you…you know…get sick of it?” [...]

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5 Lies That Will Keep You From Building a Successful Freelance Writing Career

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Are you a freelance writer? Maybe you’ve played with the idea of breaking into freelance writing. If so, then you’ve probably heard quite a few claims about the field, many of which are blatant lies, usually from people who don’t have much experience. I’m no expert, either, but I have noticed a few common claims [...]

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