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Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Freelancing Tip of the Night: Stay on Top of Your Deadlines!

I don't know about you, but for me, the holidays really ravaged my normally organized style of tracking my freelancing deadlines! I'm all but three days into the New Year and I'm already struggling to catch my tail, wishing I could take a day off from my day job to catch up to where I should be in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Writing Tip of the Night - Make Like an Elephant!

They say an elephant never forgets... It's too bad we didn't evolve from them instead of apes! I must admit, I've noticed my brain seems to leak information every once in a while - especially when I've got some cool idea for an article, a headline or a project. I'll have a wonderful idea when I'm... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Writing tip of the night: Knowing when to say no...

We've all been there...realizing the incentive offered doesn't begin to cover our investment of time and energy. But I've found it is so hard to turn down paid work in my world. I see the big picture - the several hundred or thousand dollars waiting at the end of a series of jobs, as opposed to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Freelance Writer's tip of the night: Fear is for Wimps

To make more money often becomes the goal of every aspiring freelance writer. We'd all love to be making an attractive income doing the things we love. Tip #1 - Ditch your fear of the unknown - the phone and personal meetings and events. You may hesitate when making cold calls trying to drum up new... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Harder you Bite the Bullet, the Sweeter the Taste of Metal...

We've all been there...your date bails out on you at the last minute and you've got somewhere important to go, where you'd hate to go by yourself. Today I had two holiday parties to attend. The first being a small luncheon for my day job, I had a few good laughs at my boyfriend's expense. He became... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 19, 2005

HTML help for writers and creatives...

Hello All - I noticed an interest in starting websites, and I do believe every writer should have his or her own personal website. I've started a new blog to give hints and tips for starting and maintaining your own website, so please feel free to check it out! Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Holiday gifts, even for last minute shoppers!

So, the holidays are practically here and I’ve yet to send a single Christmas card. I’ve yet to bake a tray of Christmas cookies, yet to wrap a single present for my sweetheart or my family. I still have a few things I need to buy, which has been holding me up. Namely stamps and wrapping paper, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I SURVIVED the scary town!

And to be completely honest, it was scarier going to the auto store to buy "the club" than it was going to the club where I was meeting people. Everything was well lit and had a camera system to monitor the area. The auto parts store, on the other hand, was in a quite shady part of town. Everything... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

When a writer takes a personal risk to build her business...

Yesterday I received a phone call from the manager of a club within an hour and a half from my house. For the past year or so, we've been talking about working together on some promotions - either public relations or marketing endeavors. The club could really use my assistance, they said. Well, I am... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Number one way to INCREASE your EXPOSURE as a Writer...

Want to get clued in on the quickest way to being "discovered" as a writer?! Whether you keep only one blog or syndicate a number of them; whether you write for the local paper or just dream about it; no matter what you write or where you write it, you should definitely invest the time, energy and... Sign in to see full entry.

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