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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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Dr. Bette Daoust Gives Marketing Tips for Authors at Creative Caravan Roadshow

Listen to the interview here: Check Out Writing Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Creative Caravan Road Show on BlogTalkRadio

Writer's Workshops


Teleclass for February

Reader’s Theater: On With the Show Instructor: Nancy I. Sanders, bestselling and award-winning children’s author of nearly 100 books including Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career. Teleclass: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:00 PST Have you written

Getting Motivated


Willpower Cannot Always Be on Call by Irene S. Roth

Do you ever wonder why your willpower tends to dwindle? Do you know why you always start a project with great enthusiasm but this enthusiasm then fades leaving you feeling un-energized and unmotivated? Well, maybe you are putting too much credence and hope in your willpower. Our success as writers

For Writers


You Can Write Your (Nonfiction) Book in Just 30 Days!

Nothing helps build your business – and your credibility as a leading expert – than your own book. And writing a nonfiction book to build your business doesn’t have to take months to write. Let me show you how to write your book in just 30 days. Find out more

Writing Tips


Writing Changes: Improving Work Habits by Amy M. O’Quinn

I’ve always been someone who gets things done—eventually. This happens despite all the twists, turns, rabbit trails, and disorganized methods I employ. You might say that I’ve been a ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ writer as well. I’ve usually met deadlines, but most often when they were pressing.

Freelance Writing


Ten Ways to Sabotage your Writing Goals in 2015 by Cathy Fyock

You want to write your book. You want to get it done in 2015. My guess is that even though you have every intention of writing your book, you may be unwittingly sabotaging your own best efforts. Explore this list and determine if you are getting in your own way.

Club Member Spotlight

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Club Member Donna Martin Announces Publication of a New Picture Book

Addie comes from a long line of readers, or “story catchers,” as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own, though, the words play tricks on her. Addie tries everything she can think of to corral those wiggly letters, but it

Romance Writing


Love in Exotic Locations by Wendy Dewar Hughes

I love to travel and have been a few places in my life, including living at an eighteenth-century estate in the South of France, spending a winter in a Swiss chalet in a tiny village on the side of an alp, touring Britain in a mini motorhome, and snorkelling in

Become a Writer – Getting Started


Tell Them How You Feel and Make Money Doing It! by Laura Kuschel

It was Mark Twain who said, “write what you know”. Safe advice for a novice writer and one of the best ways is writing essays. And it makes sense, especially for a writer hoping to get published quickly. The wonderful world of essay writing has no limits with subject matter,

Book Marketing

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Blogging Smart by Karen Cioffi

It’s a give-in that you need to blog to make connections, to gain readers, to increase visibility, to increase your authority, to increase ranking, and to become the go-to person in your niche. Whether you’re an author, a writer, or a business, you have to blog smart. But, how do

Memoir Writing


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



Writer and Journaler: Two Halves of a Whole by Mari L. McCarthy

Everyone knows that journal writing is a great way to keep your writing instincts in shape. Warming up to writing with 15 minutes of journaling has many benefits: • Energize your writing fingers, • Shake loose inhibitions and resistance, • Empty out emotions that are interfering with your intentions, •

Writing for Children

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Primary Sources According to Sandman (written by Sandman, cat and writing buddy of Nancy I. Sanders)

Everyone wants primary sources in their nonfiction and even references for facts in their fiction these days. What’s a cat gonna do? I tried hiding in a bag and never dealing with it, but then I got too hungry for tunafish tacos so I had to come out. So I

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


Write for Magazines: To Become a Working Writer, Break in with Fillers!

If you want to write for magazines you should be querying the magazines you wish to write for on a regular basis. But here’s a faster way to break in at some of your favorite markets. Write fillers to become a Working Writer. Fillers are those short pieces that

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