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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 […]

How to Find Your Story


You want to write. So, you start reading blogs and books about writing and get the same advice: Write about your life. Write what you know. You get so inspired reading story after story about famous writers who came from humble beginnings. But then reality sets in. Do you really know how to find your […]

The Best Time To Post on Facebook


Does your website or blog have its own Facebook page? When should you schedule Facebook posts for your page? The best time to post on Facebook is when YOUR audience is online. But how do you know when your audience is online? If You’re Just Getting Started It’s a good idea to start posting during […]

7 Life Lessons For My 7th-Grade Self


What advice would you give to your younger self? What would you tell a 12-year-old about working with others, having talent, and about life in general? As many kids head back to school this month, I’ve thought a lot about my own first-day-of-school experiences. Here’s some advice I wish the older me, or another adult, […]