1
Sep

Write An Ebook In 8 Hours Or Less 

Write An Ebook In 8 Hours Or Less

Write An Ebook In 8 Hours Or Less

Want to write an ebook in a day? You can. As you may know, I write a lot of books, usually for clients. I’ve got a process that I share with you in my Words into Cash: Write and Sell Your Ebook in Just 8 Hours program.

If you’re interested in writing fast and well, I encourage you to check out this program, because we’re withdrawing it on September 7. We’ve got many more programs scheduled for…

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1
Sep

Get Hired to Write: Skyword 

Get Hired to Write: Skyword

Looking for writing jobs? You may have heard of Skyword.

What’s It Like Writing for Skyword? Writers Tell All

 

“Writers who have worked through Skyword agree that rates are much better than content mills. Charles Costa, who previously wrote for clients such as IBM, Kaspersky Labs, and Angie’s List through Skyword, reports that he made as little as $40 per post, although most were $75 or $100.…

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1
Sep

Writing Journal 20: Planning Everything 

Writing Journal 20: Planning Everything

Writing Journal 20: Planning Everything

My writing journal for Monday, September 1, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

An early start, with fiction and nonfiction. Managed 2,000 words on the novella (it’s steaming right along), and 1,500 on the nonfiction book.

Honey’s breakfast, and email. Then my breakfast, while I read over a couple of short stories from students, and make notes, for the students, and for…

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31
Aug

Writing For Money: Your $250 Hourly Rate 

Writing For Money: Your $250 Hourly Rate

Writing For Money: Your $250 Hourly Rate

If you’re new to writing for money, you can get confused. All unknowing, you set a ceiling on your income. It never occurs to you than some writers are making ten times more than your pittance of $25 an hour.

Yes, you really can make $250 an hour. I’ve been pushing the “make more money writing” barrow for quite a few years now. If you’re a new writer, you may find it hard to believe that not…

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31
Aug

Writing Ebooks: Get Educated, It’s Your Money and Your Life 

Writing Ebooks: Get Educated, It’s Your Money and Your Life

Writing Ebooks: Get Educated, It's Your Money and Your Life

If you’re writing ebooks, you need to educate yourself about self publishing. It’s vital, because as I said in the title, it’s your money, and your life.

No one knows what will happen in publishing. Will books go the way of the CD? I have no idea. However, I do know this. Too many new authors imagine that getting a book contract from a major publishing house means something. It’s a validation –…

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31
Aug

Writing Journal 19: Edits and Sunday Blogging 

Writing Journal 19: Edits and Sunday Blogging

Writing Journal 19:  Edits and Sunday Blogging

My writing journal for Sunday, August 31, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Fiction focus today

I received novella #3 back from the editor last night, so I’ve decided to focus on fiction this morning. I’m on-track for the nonfiction book, so that’s fine.

I slept in this morning (horrors), so I need to get caught up. It won’t be a full working day because it’s Sunday, which…

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30
Aug

Professional Writing: 3 Programs to Have Fun, Make Money 

Professional Writing: 3 Programs to Have Fun, Make Money

Professional Writing: 3 Programs to Have Fun, Make Money

You’re developing a professional writing career. There’s a lot to learn. As you may know, we’re clearing the decks of our bestselling writing programs. We’ve got more coming, so we’re withdrawing all the programs which we’re not actively promoting.

This week, we have three more programs which are closing. They’re perfect for you, if you want to quit your day job and write for money as a…

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30
Aug

Writing Journal 18: Scrivener and Blogging 

Writing Journal 18: Scrivener and Blogging

Writing Journal 18:  Scrivener and Blogging

My writing journal for Saturday, August 30, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Firstly, thank you for the kind words, if you sent me a message, or called to say that you enjoy the journal entries, and that they inspire you when you see what writing for a living involves. That’s what I hoped the journal entries would do… :-)

Busy: fiction and nonfiction

After yesterday, I…

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30
Aug

Kindle Fiction Bonanza: Write Yourself a Kindle Christmas 

Kindle Fiction Bonanza: Write Yourself a Kindle Christmas

Kindle Fiction Bonanza: Write Yourself a Kindle Christmas

It’s almost September. If you’re writing Kindle fiction, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Actually, it’s time for all writers to be thinking about Christmas. Magazines are working on Christmas issues, companies are readying their Christmas sales, and within a month or so, Christmas goodies will start appearing in stores.

I wrote in my writing journal:

Writing fiction? Write your…

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29
Aug

Writing Journal 17: Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots 

Writing Journal 17: Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots

Writing Journal 17:  Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots

My writing journal for Friday, August 29, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Rush gig: Web pages for a copywriting client

No fiction or nonfiction this morning. Last night I received a message from a client. He needs a set of Web pages in a hurry. I got up, made coffee, and started working on them immediately.

Result? I feel vaguely disoriented. My mind expects me to open…

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