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How an Old Blog Post Healed Old Wounds


It’s hard to see the big picture when you’re writing for an online audience. As online writers, we usually focus more on what’s going on here and now, rather than the past or future. But it’s still important to think about the future and write about lessons learned, even when you’re writing for online readers. […]

How to Backup Your Writing and Protect Your Work


A writer, at any level, can quickly end up with a lot of work stored on a computer. You’ve got some nice work here. It’d be a shame if something were to happen to it. No, seriously. That would suck. As a writer, how do you backup your writing? Here are a few ways to […]

How to Share Your Story: My Interview With Author Natalie Brenner


I recently wrote a post on this blog about how to find your story. I also asked one writer, Natalie Brenner, about how she did this with her new book, “This Undeserved Life.” “This Undeserved Life” is about how Natalie and her husband, Loren, coped with different professional and personal setbacks and losses. Her book […]

Check Out My Guest Post for Author Frank McKinley!


How do writers find freelance writing jobs? My guest article, Find Freelance Writing Jobs: 7 Simple Ways to Get More Writing Gigs, recently posted on author Frank McKinley’s writing blog. Please share this post if you know any writers who need to find work. And feel free to leave comments and/or questions on the website. Frank […]

3 Great Posts on Writing and Blogging


When I see great blog posts that help and inspire me, I have to share them. This roundup includes a post from a popular blogger about making Facebook work for your blog/website. The second post focuses on improving your older blog posts. The third post is an inspirational story about a group called The Writers […]