The Importance of Being Different for Writers

Being different can sometimes be a liability–something that sets a person apart from others and may even result in ridicule or exclusion. However, being different or unique is really a strength for most freelance writers. Being Different in Where to … More »

How to Rock a Writer’s Conference

In a couple weeks, I’ll be speaking at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. It will mark my sixth appearance at a Writer’s Digest Conference, and they’re always so much fun and filled with success stories. In … More »

Blogs From GSWC Participants

Somewhere in the beginning to middle of January, I asked for blog URLs from participants in the the 2014 Get Started Write Challenge. I received quite a few immediately, but I’ve still been receiving new URLs in February. Here’s the … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 20

For today’s task, write another blog post. The biggest “trick” to blogging isn’t even a trick: It’s taking the time to roll up your sleeves and blog at least once a week (preferably the same day of the week). Consistency … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 16

Today’s task is to participate in a Twitter chat. The first chat will start around 4 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time). If you don’t have a Twitter account, then an additional assignment is to create a Twitter account. They’re free to … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 15

For today’s task, join at least one more social media site. Unless you’re already a member of every social network, this is a good task to see the strengths and weaknesses of various sites–and to see if one suits you … More »