Category Archives: Making a living as a writer

Why I write!

A magnificent quote from Elizabeth A. Havey (Beth) “On any given day, writing is my escape, my amazing friend, my intellectual stimulation as I seek and often find the right word, the exact phrase–or dream about finding it. Either way I go … Continue reading

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Is it time to write a memoir?

This recent lunar eclipse feels like it’s pushing me to write a memoir. The next obvious question is a memoir of what?  How many years should I tackle at once? I don’t mind admitting the whole idea baffles me. Half … Continue reading

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The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour!

I just joined a great group of midlife writers in this tour.  All of them have something to say about the need to write and blog…

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How to be a writer:

“Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.”              — Dan Harmon                                         

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Bloggers: STOP marketing for others for FREE!

I was just approached by one of those new “influencing agencies” who expect bloggers to sell products for them by giving them a “gift basket.” To which I responded: “Nice Try!” Here is my full response about what is happening … Continue reading

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A unique way to get some great writing publicity!

I had an interesting and fun experience yesterday! I appeared on the Huff Post Third Metric explaining how getting fired for the first time in my life ten years ago, showed me the amazing value of listening to my own … Continue reading

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How to be a writer

Just found a GREAT and HILARIOUS piece about becoming a writer. Read and enjoy!

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