Archive for December, 2012

21 Days to Making More From Your Writing

This year has been an amazing year for Writer’s Living. In fact, this month marks the first anniversary of this blog! Writer’s Living started in December 2011 with another name, as my original intent was to combine two things I love: the business of writing with thoughtful commentary on life and pop culture. After a […]

Write the Vision and Make It Plain

I absolutely believe in the power we have to create our own lives. Now, I’m not going to go into some weird explanation about manifestation and explaining that all we have to do is think something to make it reality. Although I do believe our thoughts create reality. Instead, I will  do something way simpler: […]

10 Ways to Generate Buzz and Market Your Business

I wrote a post the other day about the best way to market your book, writing career, or business. I said the best way to market your work is the way you will actually use. The thing you will actually do. It doesn’t matter if others give you a ton of other ideas for things […]

Everyone Has a Story to Tell … But Do You Have a Story to Sell?

Sure, we all have stories. Stories of highs and lows, drama and the mundane. And we’d all like to think each of us has a story to sell. But it’s not true. I know. I am an editor and a ghostwriter. I’ve worked on clients’ stories that needed just a bit of fine-tuning to make […]

The Single Best Way to Market Your Books, Writing Business, and Anything Else

Freelance writers and others who run writing businesses often ask me about the best way they can get business. They want to know how they can market themselves and their work and land new deals, clients, gigs, etc. I can’t give them one answer. Because there isn’t one. But I can give them the best […]

How to Use Your Blog to Get Clients

A blog can be the foundation of your marketing strategy for your business. A blog can showcase your work, highlight your expertise, and connect you to your audience. If you are an author, freelance writer, or other content creator, then a blog is essential. For the longest, I resisted the idea of adding a blog […]

Champion Wrestler Robles, Born With One Leg, Is ‘Unstoppable’

Born with one leg, Anthony Robles became an elite athlete and accomplished an amazing feat: He became the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion! The former Arizona State University athlete has won many other honors and awards, including the 2011 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. He was a 2012 inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of […]

What a Tennis Match Can Teach You About Being a Successful Writer

My husband and I went to play tennis recently after weeks of being away from the court. If we get a few consistent days of play in, I can do pretty OK. But if there is a gap, it’s a tough road. This past time when we returned to the court after a gap, it […]

Bruce Holland Rogers Successfully Sells Short Stories

Award-winning writer Bruce Holland Rogers has done what many short story writers aspire to do — make money selling short stories. Rogers has lived in Europe and the U.S., sharing his creative works with fans all over the world, including the U.S., the Netherlands, India, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, and China. His honors include the […]

13 Nifty Moves for Writers Who Want to Succeed in 2013

It might be a little hard to see past the singing, partying, gifting, and celebrating of the holiday season. But see past it, you must. If you’re a writer who wants to be successful in the coming year, it’s time to do a wee bit o’ planning to help make next year start off a […]