I've blogged about using a training budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other author's blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and other types of media) covering topics you're interested in, and prowling over social media networks. There are three … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training
I don't think there is anyone who would disagree that blogging on a regular basis is a must, but why? What is your purpose for blogging? If it's to make money, then you'll need to check out Problogger, follow his guidelines, and use as many of the resources he has on his web site as … Continue reading Blogging: Are You Wasting Your Time?
This week I found myself having nightmares about conspiracies and daydreaming about a long vacation at some remote beach. That's when I realized my life was once again out of balance. Who among us hasn't felt like they were running uphill at full speed for days on end? It's a common experience, especially if you're … Continue reading 5 Links For A More Balanced Writer’s Life
One thing I never really considered until recently was who I expected to read what I’ve written. It didn’t cross my mind even when I was doing the Problogger Challenge last year. I always wrote stories and articles I thought I would like to read. That’s not a horrible way to write, but it makes … Continue reading Reader Profiles: Ya Gotta Start Somewhere
As I work my way through Darren Rowse's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, I decided to take on his earlier challenge to write a post with seven links. Since this post was originally going to be about critiquing or editing, I went with seven links on that subject. Without further ado, here they … Continue reading 7 Links That Will Make Editing Your Work Easier
My Father has often said that, when you start having nightmares about your job, it's time to move on. I can't say I'm having nightmares, exactly, but I've certainly begun dreading doing anything remotely connected with being an Independent Author. However, I don't think it's time for me to "move on." It's time for me … Continue reading Rediscovering the Joy of Being an Independent Author
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