A Fool And Her Money

The saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." I've lived that saying for a long time, unfortunately, so when I saw The Money Book by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese I wondered what sage (unusable) advice I would find between the covers. I wondered if it was going to be another Rich Dad, … Continue reading A Fool And Her Money

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7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

 Maybe it seems a little early to start thinking about doing your taxes, but it's been my experience that the sooner you get on it, the less stressful it can be. Thankfully there are people and web sites out there to help us slot all those numbers in the correct places on the correct forms … Continue reading 7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

Dropping The Safety Net And Following The Dream

I've been thinking about moving into a full-time freelance/independent author career a lot recently. The question that keeps coming up, though, is, "am I willing to give my all?" Being self-employed means independence -- at a price. That price can be financial security. Being your own boss can be great, but unless you're ready to … Continue reading Dropping The Safety Net And Following The Dream

Deciding On Freelancing A Scary Thought

As I was researching information for this post, (which is supposed to be on Financial Tips for Indie Authors) I found myself lacking inspiration. There are soooo many financial web sites out there that are targeted to just about anyone, though a quick Google search for "Financial Tips for Independent Authors" gains nothing of real … Continue reading Deciding On Freelancing A Scary Thought

Believing In The Dream

It's probably every writer's dream, secretly or otherwise, to make a living as a freelancer. Unfortunately, the reality seldom meets the dream and most of us either suffer until we die or, more likely, until we get a "real job." Enter the idea of self-publishing. Many Independent Authors plunge into self-publishing as a way to … Continue reading Believing In The Dream

Writing in the Face of Fear

In his book The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes tells us that every writer worth his or her salt has a fear of writing.  It's not just a fear of being rejected by a traditional publisher, although fear of rejection often causes the would-be author to become what Ralph calls a "trunk writer" (someone who … Continue reading Writing in the Face of Fear