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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 Director of the Working Writer’s Club. Do you want to turn your love of writing into a part time or full time career? Then become a member of our writer’s club (it’s free) and you’ll gain immediate access to a wealth of

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Ask the Expert Series at Pen and Prosper

Read a recent interview with Suzanne Lieurance, the Working Writer’s Coach, that is part of an “Ask the Expert” series at Pen and Prosper. . You’ll learn more about creative coaching, and the one thing you can do to fast-track your writing for 2017.

Memoir Writing

how to write a memoir

How to Write a Memoir – Part 4- Assembling Your Notes

Previously, in Part 3 of this series on how to write a memoir, you were challenged to WRITE. In this session, Part 4,  we will discover what to do with all (or at least some) of those notes. Were you surprised to learn things about yourself and others as you

Writer's Workshops


Digging for Treasure: Finding Lesser Known Magazine Markets for Your Work

Register now for this exciting and informative writer’s workshop presented by author and full time freelance writer Melissa Abramovitz. About the Workshop Many freelance writers aspire to publish articles and short stories in well-known magazines they regularly see on newsstands – like Good Housekeeping, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Better Homes and

Writing Tips

Writing Lessons from an old novel

Writing Tips from an Old Novel – Big Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

by Amy O’Quinn Years ago, I bought a discarded book at a library sale with the low-key title—Joan: Free Lance Writer by Alice Ross Colver. The copyright was 1948, which explained the two-word styling of the term ‘freelance.’ It was the story of a young female college graduate who

Freelance Writing

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Become a Fearless Freelance Writer

Fearless Writing As a writing coach, I meet people all the time who want to become freelance writers, but they let fear keep them from starting or expanding a writing career. The truth is, the freelance writing life just isn’t right for most people. At least not traditional freelance writing,

Writing Prompts

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This Week’s Creative Writing Prompts

1. You were going to spend Thanksgiving alone, but a knock on your door the day before Thanksgiving prevented that. You are at your family Christmas dinner and are telling your family what happened. 2. You are going away for Thanksgiving and coming back from your trip after Christmas. Where

Club Member Spotlight

Joan Leotta

Author Joan Leotta in the Spotlight with Another New Book

Working Writer’s Club member and author Joan Leotta is in the spotlight this week with another new book. Her new book of poems, Languid…with Lemons, is available from Finishing Line Press. Congratulations, Joan!

Book Marketing

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Book Marketing and Website Ranking – Basic Elements

According to statistics by Internet Live Stats, on April 19, 2016, there were over ONE BILLION active websites. Yes, you read that right – over 1,000,000,000. That’s a lot of noise . . . a lot of competition. I’ve used the analogy before, about being a speck in the


journal your way to a successful 2017

Journal Your Way to a Successful 2017

by Patricia Bumpass √ Thanksgiving √ Black Friday Shopping √ NANOWRIMO √ Twenty-Sixteen = Almost In the midst of completing all of your Christmas shopping and end of year tasks, there is one more task we as writers and business owners tend to put off or at the least on

Writing for Children

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A Poem, Thanksgiving, and Writing for Children

November, of course, brings Americans to think about the Thanksgiving holiday and its meaning beyond elaborate turkey dinners (or for those of us who do not eat meat, elaborate tofu-turkey dinners). A poem I wrote that was recently published in the literary magazine Stinkwaves Magazine is not directly related to

Strategic Blogging

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Why You Should Use E-books to Build Your Business and Your Bottom Line

Have you ever noticed that many of the singers, designers and actors that you admire, have product lines that they offer, in addition to their records, apparel and personally autographed photos? For example, Jennifer Lopez launched a perfume line; 50 Cents was immersed in Vitamin Water; and Liz Clairborne sits

Build Your Business with a Book

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Clearing the Decks to Write a Book in a Week

I recently spoke with Steve Bustin (at, a speaker colleague from Brighton in the United Kingdom. I learned from Facebook that he had written his book in one week, so I had to talk with him to learn his secrets. While he used many of the same strategies

Become a Writer – Getting Started

Stuart Harris Author

An Interview with Stuart M. Harris, Author of the Northeast Quarter

by Rebecca Camarena Stuart M. Harris began writing for the theater professionally in 1991 when he was invited by the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York to attend a summer conference. The experience led the native Californian to move to New York to become a playwright. Several of his plays

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