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John Lemke

Is This Insidious Affliction Shrinking Your Freelance Writing Income? - 0 views

  • But learning how to be a successful freelance writer is a bottomless pit. There’s always more you *could* know that *might* help your freelance writing career.
  • creeping learning addiction that eats up all their time and prevents them from moving forward.
John Lemke

9 Ways to Promote Your Writing Without Being a Jerk | Positive Writer - 0 views

  • I found out the hard way that if you’re not going to self-promote your work, then you might as well not even write it for public consumption.
  • Did you know that Henry Ford created a full-scale motion picture department for the Ford Motor Company and that the department itself rivaled all of Hollywood’s studios at the time (1914)? The first movie produced by Mr. Ford’s movie department (Highland Park) was, “How Henry Ford Makes One Thousand Cars a Day.” Does that sound self-promotional to you?
John Lemke

How to Write Better: 7 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Writing - 0 views

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    I am one to write the first draft long. i feel this a good list to kill wordiness.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » Wanted: Grim Reaper As Writing Coach - 0 views

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    A very good perspective.
John Lemke

How to Defeat Writer's Block | Writing Forward - 0 views

  • Physical ailments:
  • Mental and emotional stress and distractions
  • Lazy days
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  • You’d just rather do anything in the world other than work on your writing project
  • Avoidance and procrastination: Sometimes we go out of our way to avoid a difficult writing challenge.
  • Eat well, exercise, and drink plenty of water. Schedule time for rest and relaxation. Don’t run yourself down.
  • A Few, Final Writing Tips for Combating Writer’s Block
  • if you have two projects going, you can rotate back and forth to maintain your interest in both.
  • Get advice from other writers. Often, they’ll see a solution where you see no way out.
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    While different things work for different writers, I think this is a great look at writer's block.
John Lemke

How Much Should You Charge for Your E-Book? Ask These X Questions - 0 views

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    Seven good question to help you decide on that ebook price.
John Lemke

Seven Ways Your Physical Environment Can Help or Hinder Your Writing | Writing Forward - 0 views

  • Are You Likely to be Interrupted?
  • What Can You Hear?
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?
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  • How Much Clutter Can You See?
  • What’s the Mood of Your Room Like?
  • Are Your Tools Good Ones?
  • Just imagine trying to write with a dried-up pen, where you have to keep stopping to go over too-faint words.
  • If your keyboard is fiddly to type on, if the software you’re using freezes or crashes, or if you’re struggling in some way against your tools, don’t put up with this: change it.
  • Are You Allowing Distractions In?
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    A good approach to looking at how your environment impacts your productivity. 
John Lemke

7 More Writing Blogs That Want Your Guest Posts - 0 views

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    I bet you that you find a few new resources on this list.
John Lemke

Color My World | The Word - 0 views

  • My trade magazine features can require up to dozen sources, which means many interviews and lots of quotes. Sometime early in my freelance life, I realized I needed a way to keep the sources and their material straight, especially during the cutting and pasting part of the editing process. The solution?  Type the notes from each interview in a different color.
  • The colors facilitate turning an overwhelming mishmash of perspectives, examples and quotes into a coherent article.
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    Some tips on how this author uses colors to keep her work straight.
John Lemke

Corroboratively vs. Collaboratively - 0 views

  • The verb corroborate means “to strengthen or confirm.”
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    One means to strengthen, the other involves working as part of a team.
John Lemke

5 Books Freelancers Should Read Now - 0 views

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    Five books for the freelancer. I added them to my list.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » How to Keep Writing? Break It Down. - 0 views

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    A published author shares their method to daily writing.  
John Lemke

Avoid Loser Writing Clients With This Quickie Checklist - 0 views

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    I made it a pledge to start be serious about my freelance work in January.  This list could have saved me a few courses at the school of hard knocks.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » Imagining Beyond One's Own Experience, or What the Fiction W... - 0 views

  • Imagining is the job of the fiction writer. This is what we do, every time we sit down in front of a blank page. It seems as if we’re working with no more than a keyboard or pen and paper, but that’s not true. We have at our disposal every person we’ve ever known, every experience we’ve ever had, seen, heard and felt. Our ingredients are the people who have ignored us and caused us to search our brains for reasons why, people whom we’ve admired, both intimately and from a distance, and people whom we’ve tried to emulate. People who love us despite our faults; people we can’t stand despite our efforts to be better people ourselves.
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    A great read on putting the writer in another's shoes. If you desire to do fiction, it is certainly worth the time to read.
John Lemke

9 Things I Did To Become A Full-Time Writer - 0 views

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    A great list!  9 great tips for any aspiring author.
John Lemke

Why Failure IS an Option for Writers | Positive Writer - 0 views

  • Stop making failure a negative thing and start writing. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and start creating. And if you do mess up, do your best to learn from it. Trust me, you’ll be much better off.
  • What if your first book was sold to a publisher quickly, but then each of your next 5 books were turned down? That exact scenario happened to none other than, Danielle Steel, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time.
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    Very true for writers but also applies to life in general.  "Nothing beats a failure except a try" is one of my favorite sayings.
John Lemke

17 Reasons to Write Something NOW - 0 views

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    A good list to remove lame excuses for not writing.
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