Book Reviews: 3 Simple Ways Writers Can Start Reviewing Books

January 26, 2012

I wouldn’t say writing book reviews is a lucrative business, by any means (well, unless you’re employed by a major magazine or newspaper and book reviews are like, your job – which could totally happen). However, they are great ways to get published, a chance to do two of your favorite things (reading and writing!), […]

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Ask Alicia: When Should I Present My Contract?

January 24, 2012

QUESTION: Hi Alicia! I love your Ask Alicia posts. So I have one for you 🙂 I have my first face-to-face prospective meeting coming up. Should I have a contract for them to sign? Or are verbal agreements the way to go. If I should have them sign a contract, what should it indicate? Thanks […]

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Creative Writers: 5 Ways To Create An Online Presence

January 17, 2012

Under the Day 2: Creating An Online Presence lesson of my Free Tools For Freelance Writers mini course, reader Dave asked if the same kinds of tools I listed for creating an online presence for freelance writers apply to creative writers as well. If you don’t remember, for freelance writers I suggested using tools like […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 6 Ways To Stick With Writing Goals

December 29, 2011

Hiya Sparklings! This is the last time you’ll hear from me in 2011, and by now you should know I’m just cliche practical enough to do a post about New Year’s resolutions. Only, I’m not going to TELL you what your resolutions should be or give you examples of New Year’s resolutions for writers. There […]

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Top 10 WritingSpark.com Posts Of 2011

December 22, 2011

Oh, come on! You HAD to know you were getting a “Top Posts of 2011” post! 10. Free Tools For Freelance Writers: Creating An Online Presence: Tips on creating a blog, building a website, and even getting your work out there with neither of those things. 9. When Fiction Meets Nonfiction: Wise Words From Albus […]

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Ask Alicia: How Can Freelancers Stay Productive During Slow Times?

December 20, 2011

QUESTION: Alicia, January will make three years since I started freelance writing. During the holiday season of the first year, things got pretty slow, but I just thought I was going through a “famine.” When it happened again the second year, I grew suspicious, and now that it’s happening again, I’m pretty sure I’m seeing […]

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