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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

Read Memoirs to Understand Character Motivation - 0 views

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    I think this is an excellent idea.   A great way to make characters more believable. 
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

A Useful Reminder About 'An' - 0 views

  • In modern usage, the form a is used in front of words that begin with a consonant sound; an is used in front of words that begin with a vowel sound.
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    I have seen the examples of misuse more often than I would care to admit.  Just this morning I was debating whether it should be "a Ottawa teen" or "an Ottawa teen" because my spelling and grammar checker told me right was wrong.  This article focuses on the confusion caused by "u".
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

Amnesty is Already a Verb - 0 views

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    Amnetize is not a word.
John Lemke

Which and That to Introduce Clauses - 0 views

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    This topic seems to confuse many.  It is a crowd which I am a member of.
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.  
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