Parenting

Do Work at Home Moms Need to Arrange Childcare?

As a freelance writer, I chose to put my elder daughter into nursery when she was about 18 months old. I didn’t have to for my work. Not really. It wasn’t like I couldn’t work with her around. There were lots of factors that made us decide that nursery was right for our daughter. Work […]

Parenting

Juggling Writing and a Newborn: Effective Tips to Help

Juggling a newborn with your writing isn’t going to be easy. I remember the first time I had to do it, and while she wasn’t a newborn when I went back to work, I did have to rearrange a few things to make it all work. This time, my daughter will only be a few […]

Blogging

How to Use Your Negativity to Help Your Writing Career

Who would have thought negativity could help you? I’ve often blogged about how negativity damages your writing career, but it’s often difficult to stop those whispers in your head. How many times have you had that little voice telling you that you’ll never get a client no matter how many people you email? How often […]

Parenting

Returning to Work After a Long Break

I’ll soon be thinking about returning to work after taking a long break. My maternity leave will be over and I’ll need to build up my work load again. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to do this. I did it back in 2013 after having my first child. I was blessed to be […]

Parenting

Finding the Time to Write With New Babies Around

I’ll have a new baby in the house any day now. I’m not officially due until January 16, but my c-section is booked for January 11. It’s now the countdown. With a toddler already in the house, I know some people who have questioned how I’ll find the time to write. Yes, I’ll be taking […]

Blogging

Should You Write Over the Holiday Season?

It’s coming up to the holiday season. Your friends and family members will likely be taking time off work, but what about you? As a freelancer, it is often a scary prospect. I personally take the time off. This year, I definitely am because I’m currently 8 months pregnant and looking to scale back the […]

Blogging

Wikinut Closes Doors on Revenue Share Model: Why It’s Time to Leave

While I do enjoy some revenue share sites, I know that having my own blog is a good financial decision. It’s why I have multiple blogs of my own. That being said, some people prefer to stick with revenue share models. If you’re one of those and are on Wikinut, you’ve likely seen the update […]

Reviews

Guardian Liberty Voice Scam: Why You Should Stay Away as a Freelance Writer

I wrote in the past about the Guardian Liberty Voice scam. At the time I said it wasn’t one, and at the time it wasn’t. Things have changed over the years. As of the middle of May 2015, I completely stopped writing for the site. I’d cut back considerably since February 2015, when I stopped […]

Blogging

How NOT to Comment on Articles and Blog Posts

Whether you’re a writer or not commenting on other people’s blog posts and articles may be a common occurrence. You may want to offer some extra information, debate a topic, or just congratulate a writer on a job well done. However, before you start writing, it’s important to think about what your comments will really […]

Lifestyle

Become a More Productive Writer By Getting Up Earlier

Many writers want to be more productive. There are all sorts of tips available, and I know I’ve offered them in the past. Right now, I’m going to focus on just one tip to become a more productive writer. It’s one that I use now and then, especially when I know I have a lot […]

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