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The Working Writer's Club

Welcome to the Working Writer’s Club

I’m Suzanne Lieurance, The Working Writer’s Coach and president of the club. I can show you how to turn your love of writing into a part time or full time career. Simply become a member of the club (it’s free) and you’ll gain immediate access to a wealth of articles,

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Be a Healthy Writer: The Importance of Taking Breaks from Writing

by Irene S. Roth  It is very important for writers to take a break from their writing for an extended period. This time is crucially important for writers to regroup and to rest. Writers need just as much rest as anyone else. In fact, some psychologists believe that writers

Writer's Workshops


Find Out How to Be More Productive as a Freelance Writer and Not Just Busy

As a freelance writer, or other type of solopreneur, you can spend hours each day doing things that aren’t really moving your business forward. Instead, these actions are just keeping you very, very busy, so you FEEL that you’re working, yet you really aren’t. In this recorded Writer’s Workshop, you’ll

Getting Motivated

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3 Positive Motivational Techniques

by Sandra Knight Are you feeling unmotivated? Do you remember why you’re writing? Has self-doubt sidetracked your enthusiasm? Then gain that positive control back and change those bad habits. Start with small steps and then build momentum until you rediscover the passion that was temporarily overridden by your lack of

For Writers

Effective Article Marketing

Article Marketing – Free E-Course

If you’re a small business professional who wants to pump up the way you market yourself and your business on line, there’s no better way to do that than through the creation of your own information products. As a busy professional, you also need to make the most of your

Writing Tips

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Use Your Calendar to Get Inspired to Write

by Rebecca Camarena Whether you’re busy with work, school or family it can be hard to carve out time to write. However, the more you stay away from putting words on the page, the harder it becomes to start a creative routine. It’s so easy to ignore your writing rather

Freelance Writing

Freelance Monetary Health

Considerations for Freelance Monetary Health

by Claudette J. Young You’ve chosen to be a freelance writer and now – whether your freelance career is part or full-time – there are considerations to take into account for your financial health. • Writers are entrepreneurs Before you get all excited about how much money you’re going to

Writing Prompts

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More Creative Writing Prompts from Sharon Blumberg

by Sharon Olivia Blumberg #1 As you are taking a relaxing evening walk, you notice an airplane gliding in for a landing to the closest airport. Where are the passengers coming from? Describe one of their travel events and one of their conversations while they are putting up their tray

Club Member Spotlight

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Articles and a New Book from Dorit Sasson

Dorit Sasson’s article, Do-it-yourself promotional ideas for branding and selling your book was featured in the September 2015 issue of The Writer. Dorit also has three additional articles – on memoir writing, crowdfunding and using social media – coming out in The Writer. Her book, Accidental Soldier: A

Romance Writing

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Writing Romance: What is Going on Behind That Door?

by Wendy Dewar Hughes Romance novels have become sexier in the past several years, going further and further toward erotica and explicit sex scenes. Obviously, there is a market for such books, but the market for the less explicit and more reserved still holds a strong position in the romance

Become a Writer – Getting Started


10 Blog Traffic Mistakes to Avoid [Infographic]

If you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, you want to set up a blog for your writing. Once you have a blog, you’ll want to make sure you get plenty of traffic to it so people know all about the products and services you offer. Yet, successful blogging

Book Marketing

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Why Authors Should Know About the Disappearing Hyphen and Other Problems Caused by the Web

by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. author of the multi award-winning, The Frugal Editor I recently read one of my favorite grammar and editing columns in my local newspaper, the Glendale News-Press. In “A Word Please,” June Casagrande noted the sad (or not so sad) loss of the hyphen due to the

Memoir Writing

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5 Top Ways to Write AND Finish Your Memoir

by Dorit Sasson There are four more months left of 2015! Is one of your goals to write AND finish a memoir? Wait… don’t laugh out loud. This is doable. There’s NO reason whatsoever why writing a memoir should take years to finish. With a little bit of planning, you


5 ways to build your journal

5 Ways to Use Your Journal to Become a Better Writer and Build Your Writing Practice

by Patricia Bumpass You’ve heard it before. In order to be a better writer, you have to do what? Write, write, and write some more. Typically, we think of journaling as writing about the daily happenings in our lives. But the reality is that journaling can help you increase your

Writing for Children

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When to Write for Free and When to Write for a Fee

by Melissa Abramovitz Many writers – both newbies and established professionals – wonder about the wisdom and value of contributing articles or stories for free. After all, the main purpose of developing and maintaining a business as a writer/author is to earn a living, or at least to supplement one’s

Jobs for Writers


How to Find High Paying Writing Jobs

Here’s a question I get asked all the time from beginning freelance writers: How do I find the high paying writing jobs and not get bogged down with small paying assignments that just eat up my time? Here’s my answer to that. If you want to find high paying writing

Magazine Writing

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How to Find Nonfiction Markets if You’re a Freelance Writer

by Claudette Young If you write for magazines, or want to write for magazines, one of the things you should do first is find suitable niche markets within the main markets you wish to write for. Finding Suitable Niche Markets Any decent market list can deliver an immediate handful of

Mystery Writing

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5 Ways to Start Your Mystery Novel

by Zia Westfield Making the leap from mystery reader to mystery writer is huge. It’s practically the equivalent of jumping over the Grand Canyon. In fact, if you look too closely you might talk yourself out of jumping. Let’s assume you’ve decided to go for it and try your hand

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