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13 Mistakes To Avoid While Writing Your Bio By Devyani Borade

13 Mistakes To Avoid While Writing Your Bio By Devyani Borade

Biographies are invaluable to a writer. A strong bio makes a strong impression and is a powerful tool to advertise and sell the writer’s writing skills. A good bio can lead to repeat business with editors whose attention is captured, a loyal readership whose interest is retained and new clientele whose imagination is piqued, which is great for your business and credentials. And writing a good bio should be a piece of cake for a wordsmith. Yet writers often stumble at this important task.

How To Edit Your Book Before You Submit To A Publisher By Rickey E. Pittman, Bard of the South

How To Edit Your Book Before You Submit To A Publisher By Rickey E. Pittman, Bard of the South

Ernest Hemingway said that it is in the editing process that most writers break down. Hemingway was ruthless in editing his own work. One biographer I read said Hemingway edited everything he wrote up to thirty times. I have taught freshman composition for many years. I tell my students that good writing is rewriting, refining, and finding those little demon typos and errors that can damage the quality of what is written. Don’t be discouraged or surprised if your POD publisher encourages you to hire an editor.

Writing Without Your Office By Melissa Mayntz

Every writer has certain tools they rely on daily, from reference books to cached webpages, to stacks of notes, to file templates. When those tools are unavailable, productivity can plummet, and with it, a writer’s income, unless you take careful steps for the time you must spend away from your office. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, for just a few days, or a longer trip, it is possible to keep working no matter how far away your office is…

Price Yourself Into New Business By Amy Lorenzo

A price sheet – a list of specific projects and their costs – is a handy tool for any writer. Creating one prepares you to give “back of the napkin” estimates. And, any experienced freelancer knows that when a prospect calls about a 400-word blog article, you can often win the business by providing an immediate answer when she asks “What’s it going to cost?”
That’s great when reacting to inquiries, but did you know that a price sheet can be highly effective for proactive marketing? Here’s how…