This past week, we covered: ebooks, digital publishing, self-promotion, copywriting and more.
By the way, I've started a writing and reading scrapbook on Tumblr -- enjoy it. It contains stuff I find useful, and motivating, as well as stuff which makes me smile. Enjoy. :-)
You’re a writer. You write. However, chances are that although you’ll happily write about everything from celebrity gossip to garden snails, you’re far from comfortable writing about yourself.
Over 200 thousand ebooks were published on Amazon this year. If you’re considering publishing an ebook, this might seem like a lot of competition. On the contrary — this merely shows you an active marketplace, in which there’s room for you.
I hope you’re making the most of Google’s constant updates. They’re good news for writers, because sites now need GOOD content. You can write that content.
Want to write and sell Kindle ebooks? When I’m working with my students, one of their biggest challenges is time. They don’t have a productive workflow; this means they’re exhausted by the time the finish book #1.
Judging by what some of my students (not all) are saying, publishing ebooks freaks them out. If you’re suffering from an attack of nerves, self-publishing isn’t the only option.
Are you talking yourself out of your success? Sadly this is what many of my writing students do. They take any obstacle as a signal that they’re moving in the wrong direction. So, instead of moving forward confidently, they spin and change direction. Or they stop moving completely.
Just another week and a half of 2012, then it’s onward to 2013 — a brand new you. In honor of 2013, let’s look at 13 ways to get writing jobs in 2013.
This week, I received several questions about how much copywriters charge. I used to joke: “Pick the number you first thought of, and triple it. Then add $100 for housekeeping chores.” This is a way of saying that most new copywriters set their fees much too low. Then, they keep them low. Sooner or later, they burn out, because writing copy takes time and energy.