Calling all ‘egg-heads’ – you know who you are – this one is for you. No matter what scientific discipline you originally came from, you can make a steady wage writing publishable papers for pharmaceutical, medical, and various research scientists. The key to your success involve understanding both the topics you are expected to write […]
I had to explain to them that nobody really cared if they had just pooped on their boyfriends’ beds and they broke up with them (true story), nor their “scandal” is comparable to the Watergate or something huge like that. However, since I hate grumbling, I developed some techniques to help me avoid it:
Because I am a young, poor and hopeful amateur, I have been spreading my arms like a greedy octopus in all directions looking to build a solid portfolio.
I’m a self-employed writer and I’m a terrible boss to myself. It’s an act of God that I somehow never miss a deadline, because I definitely value quality over efficiency in my home office. Why can’t I ask myself for both?
Rates are an often overlooked part of the four “Ps” of marketing – Product (or service), Price, Promotion and Place (distribution). They are also a big part of positioning. It’s similar to buying a car. You can buy an economy deal for a paltry price, or you can buy a cushy BMW. Both will get […]
If you’ve been on the fence about writing a book, go for it. You’ll be glad you did. Landing a publishing contract is another story, but, the bottom line is that if you never try, you’ll never know. You don’t want to be sitting in the ‘ole retirement home at 90 thinking what might have been. You’re capable of doing more than you think. All it takes is some organization, both in your thinking and your productivity, and a story that your audience is interested in learning more about. Command of your language du jour is rather helpful, too.
I’ve been approached to write and collaborate on a book of someone’s life story. They’ve agreed to list me as the co-author, and asked what type of payment I desire. What should I charge?
Writing isn’t for wimps, or for those who are sensitive or thin skinned. It’s for writers who believe in themselves and their work, and realize that rejection is part of the business. Even with a thick skin, rejection hurts. Writers labor over their creations, and rewrite, trying to find that perfect word. Our manuscripts are like our babies. We send them out into the world, only to be rejected. Anyone who puts pen to paper knows the sting of rejection. It goes with the territory.
You can breathe a huge sigh of relief when you book so much work that you’re going to be busy for the next couple of months. This allows you to turn off your marketing machine instead to focus solely on client delivery.
What if I told you there was a great way to attract more readers to your blogs, books, status updates or other writings? What if I told you there was a way that goes beyond great SEO, or in-store book signings? What if I told you attracting more readers is as simple as coming up with a catchy title for your work?