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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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15 days to better writing

Become an Exceptional Writer

Writers come to me all the time who want to learn what it takes to make a living blogging, writing for magazines, or even working on assignment for a variety of educational book publishers and packagers. The problem is, many of these writers struggle with writing a simple nonfiction article.

Writer's Workshops

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

Register now for this exciting and informative writer’s workshop that will be presented LIVE later this month by children’s author and 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,

Getting Motivated

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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

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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

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The Writer’s Life: Give Yourself Grace by Amy M. O’Quinn

Have you ever experienced a season of discouragement in your writing life when nothing seems to go right, and no matter what you do, you keep messing up? Did you make a commitment to yourself to write consistently for three hours each afternoon, but you fizzled out after three weeks?

Freelance Writing

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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.

Writing Prompts

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Creative Writing Prompts

by  Peggy Dallmann Here are some longer prompts to help you get a little creative writing done.   1. Tracy had made arrangements to return the dog to his rightful owner after finding him wandering near her home. She was surprised when the owner appeared, however, and she realized that

Club Member Spotlight

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Raiders and Horse Thieves by Jackie Ellis Stewart

Working Writer’s Club member Jackie Ellis Stewart has sold Raiders and Horse Thieves, Memoir of a Central Texas Baby Boomer to Texas Review Press. The book is due for release in November 2015. This will be Jackie’s first published book. About the Book Raiders and Horse Thieves is the story

Romance Writing

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Working with an Editor

by Wendy Dewar Hughes When you’ve taken the time, sometimes months (or even years!) to complete your first novel, you experience a range of emotions—pride, elation, joy. You are often also pretty impressed with yourself for doing the big job you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Good for

Become a Writer – Getting Started

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Writers’ Conferences: A Getaway with Benefits by Laura Kuschel

As an aspiring writer or a published author, it’s always in your best interests to attend a writers’ conference. This is where you learn, network and maybe even get published. But how do you choose the right one to attend? Or how do you prepare for one? And why should

Book Marketing

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Article Marketing Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Optimize Your Efforts (Fixes Included) by Karen Cioffi

Article marketing is an excellent tool for a number of reasons, but many writers seem to be missing the ‘optimized’ mark. For those who aren’t sure what article marketing is, it’s using posts, articles, and other content to attract visitors. This includes the posts on your own website. Here are

Memoir Writing

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3 Top Things I Learned While Writing My Memoir by Dorit Sasson

Where-to-find.cwk-WP While I was writing the final draft of my memoir, Accidental Soldier: What My Service in the Israel Defense Forces Taught Me about Faith, Courage and Love, I was consumed by my writing. There was a sense of urgency each time I got an email from my editor

Journaling

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Journal Writing Exercises to Get Past Writer’s Block by Mari L. McCarthy

A blank page is a writer’s worst enemy. You stare it down, search blindly for the right words to fill it and come up empty-handed. Or you start to write but find yourself scratching out or deleting every word as soon as you put it down. Writer’s block afflicts all

Writing for Children

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Writing Alone

by Melissa Abramovitz Being a writer is, by its very nature, a solitary profession. Although some writers work in busy newspaper or magazine offices, most sit in a home office or somewhere else in the house, facing a computer, surrounded by reference books and other tools of the trade, alone

Jobs for Writers

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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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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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