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How to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities


Do you want more people to read your writing? Do you want to find more writing clients? If so, try writing a guest post for another blog or website. I recently shared one way to find guest post opportunities. Also, my most recent guest post, for author Frank McKinley’s blog is one of his blog’s […]

Writers’ Roundup: Helpful and Inspiring Posts on Writing and Blogging


It’s time to take a look at a few great recent blog posts and news articles that will help and inspire you! This month’s roundup includes: how to find guest blogging gigs and how to write an amazing bio to introduce yourself to your readers. I also included an inspirational story about a woman’s journey to […]

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 […]