Avoiding Dragons With a Training Budget

How often have you overspent on a "deal" that was guaranteed to help increase your income, but left you broke instead? How many times have you lacked the funds necessary to buy that eBook that could teach you ways to improve your marketing strategy? If you're like most Independent Authors, myself included, the times for … Continue reading Avoiding Dragons With a Training Budget

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

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

Game Called On Account of Computer Crash

I don't know if Major League games actually end due to rain, but I know Little League games do -- or used to. (It's been awhile. :)) It seems that sometimes our writing time does to, though it's usually not because it's raining outside. Last Friday afternoon was on of those days for me. I … Continue reading Game Called On Account of Computer Crash

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