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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 April: Building Tension Presented by Nancy I Sanders

This teleclass will take place LIVE, April 29, 2014, at 2:00 pm, pacific time. Please register to attend the LIVE teleclass, in which author and Working Writer’s Coach instruction Nancy I Sanders shows you how to build tension in each scene, each chapter, and over the entire story arc to

Getting Motivated

From Inspiration to Self-Discipline by Irene S. Roth

Do you find yourself inspired to start a project only to find that you lose energy and don’t want to pursue the same project even a few weeks after you started it? Do you start all guns blazing only to crash in terms of your motivational energy to complete the

For Writers

speaking and writing

Writing Tips from Author Dorit Sasson

Dorit Sasson has two new books– Speaking and Writing for English Language Learners: Collaborative Teaching for Greater Success with K-6 and Reading and Listening for English Language Learners: Collaborative Teaching for Greater Success for K-6 – and all this week the Working Writer’s Club is sponsoring a virtual tour for

Writing Tips


At Least One Thing A Day: Keep the Momentum Going on Your Writing Projects by Amy M. O’Quinn

We start out with a bang! The topic is engaging and fascinating, and our interest is high. Research is happening, and resources are agreeing. This is the kind of writing we love to do, and everything is moving along at a nice pace. Then—life happens. Or a deadline on another

Become a Writer – Getting Started


How to Write Like a Duck by Phyllis Turner

Sometimes I find myself somewhat paralyzed. Paralyzed by fear. Paralyzed by confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed. Do you ever get that feeling? You need to write an article and don’t know where to begin. Or, maybe you have several ideas for a great article or book and you feel

Book Marketing

Blogging – Does the Length of Your Blog Post Matter? (You bet it does, but why?) by Karen Cioffi

To create visibility leading back to your website or sales page or to bring traffic in, blogging is a must. It falls under the content marketing umbrella and needs to be done on an ongoing basis. But, does the length of the blog post matter? If you do article marketing,

Memoir Writing

Hamster Island

Five Tips for Writing A Memoir by Joan Heartwell

Be Fearless Fear is probably the number one obstacle that keeps popping up in front of would-be memoirists. What if so and so gets upset because I’ve written about her? What if I’ve misremembered that conversation about such and such? What if I say something happened in 1980 and it

Mystery Writing


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



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


Characters Are Like Flowers by Nancy I. Sanders

I just talked with my sister whose son lives in Minnesota. Her son was caught driving in a blizzard on Saturday but fortunately is okay. Here in my garden in sunny southern California, however, flowers are blooming everywhere. Spring has officially arrived! There are calla lilies in the shade of

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