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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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Teleclass for July – Show Don’t Tell

Show, Don’t Tell presented by Nancy I Sanders What does it mean when editors and fellow critiquers say, “Show, don’t tell”? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use dialogue, anecdotes, and other techniques to replace boring narrative and description with writing that keeps your readers engaged and asking

Getting Motivated

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Are You a Shy Writer? by Irene S. Roth

Do you feel very anxious when you send out queries to publishers? Does the idea of receiving a rejection letter stop you from ever sending your articles to potential magazine editors? Do you freeze at the thought of sending your manuscripts and proposals out to potential publishers? If you answered

For Writers

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Write a Children’s Book in 14 Days!

What are you doing for the next two weeks? Would you like to spend the next two weeks writing… …a picture book for young children? …or an easy reader? …or an early chapter book? If so, I’ll help you do it! In only 14 days! Yep. You read that right.

Writing Tips

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Research and Writing: Become an Explorer and Learn As You Go by Amy M. O’Quinn

E.L. Doctorow said, “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” However, we’ve all heard the maxim—write what you know! So which is it? What if we are planning to write about a topic that we really don’t know much about? Do we just toss

Become a Writer – Getting Started

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Launching Your Writing Career – Making the Most of Communication and Organization by Phyllis I. Turner

Exactly one year ago-almost to the day, I wrote the first entry in my writers Success Journal. I authored these words, “Today, I became a freelance writer.” I had been standing on the threshold of this ledge for all of my adult life and finally taking the jump took resolve,

Book Marketing

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4 Elements to SEO Ready Article Content by Karen Cioffi

Whether you’re an author or writer, your goals are the same: create visibility, increase your readership and mailing list, and boost your search engine ranking. SEO content marketing is the primary way to do this. There is much to know about properly formatted and SEO ready article content. While both

Memoir Writing

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The Importance of Honesty in Memoir Writing by Irene S. Roth

Did you always want to write your memoir but always wondered how much to disclose in it? Do you wonder how much to leave out? Most of us struggle with these questions at first when we start writing our memoir. It can be hard to come to terms with all

Mystery Writing

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Theories Of Motivation, Or The Anatomy Of Motive In Crime Fiction by Billie A Williams

“Behavior reflects personality,” says John Douglas and Mark Olshaker in The Anatomy of Motive. Even though the crime is unique, behavior fits into certain patterns. Thus, the theories of motivation are an aid in recognizing criminal motivations and are key to understanding the crime and the criminal which leads to

Journaling

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What Are Your Money Beliefs? Looking at How Wealth Has Been Defined in Your Life by Tina M. Games

Whether we realize it or not, many of us are stuck in a “money pattern” – and it affects everything we think, see, and do around money. Our beliefs about money have been handed down to us through generations, in a variety of different ways, shaping how we view the

Writing for Children

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Submitting for Awards by Nancy I. Sanders

If you’ve got a brand new book coming out this year, summertime is the perfect time to start submitting it for awards, even if it’s not yet published. Last summer at this time I was getting ready to prepare to submit my newest book for awards, Frederick Douglass for Kids

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