The need for making money while staying at home is one thing that probably unites most of us right now, and my goal is to help you do exactly that: Make money while staying at home.(That being said, huge KUDOS and RESPECT to those people who are currently out there in order to perform the… Continue reading Staying at Home and Making Money (Part 3)
This is Part 2 of "How to make money from home". I hope these posts might give a bit of information, inspiration and perhaps even instruction for those who need to start making money from home. If you haven't done so yet, please have a look at Part 1 so you'll have the context. The… Continue reading Making Money from Home (Part 2)
"How to make money from home..." - No, this is NOT about any "getting-rich-quickly" scheme. This is simply about making money (at least some) without having to leave your house. Maybe you need to stay at home because you need to take care of your loved ones. Maybe your physical or psychological condition makes it… Continue reading How to Make Money from Home (Part 1)
One of the main questions my freelance writing coaching clients ask me is: "Where can I find writing jobs?" There are several answers to this, of course. But one of the simplest? "Subscribe to newsletters!" They can be a great source of job listings and information on writing contests, and often they also provide tutorials,… Continue reading 7 Newsletters for Freelance Writers
Nope. I am not doing too well today. And I shouldn"t be writing this. Or should I? I have an ear infection. I am upset about something that happened yesterday. I have had a nightmare and am still trying to shake it. I am feeling old and bloated and sluggish from overeating the wrong stuff.… Continue reading Yep. This is one of those days…
"Connecting" on Social Media - a huuuuge deal these days. I mean, this seems to be what social media is all about. Or is it? Don't worry, this is NOT one of those posts about the use of social media vs actually meeting people in. real. life! No, I really want to talk about connecting… Continue reading Hey, let’s CONNECT… right?
Are you in need of some fresh writing inspiration? It might already be waiting for you - right there in your browser's bookmarks! The writing inspiration in your bookmarks I usually surf the www, and I find interesting sites (blog posts, articles, tutorials). I bookmark them... and bookmark another one... and bookmark something else to… Continue reading Inspiration and Information: Your Link Collections!
You may have already been told that you have a knack for expressing yourself, and you probably already have a certain amount of writing experience. Maybe you even blog or have already had some of your writing published otherwise. In other words, let's assume you are familiar with the basics of writing. So, you want… Continue reading How Do You Become a Freelance Writer?
I guess we all are somewhat aware of a certain difference between writing and speaking - or, to be more precise, between the written and the spoken word. Speechwriters need to give that fact special attention, because there is also a difference between writing and speaking, and writing for the purpose of a speach. Difference… Continue reading Why You Should not Write a Speech Like an Essay
You can write – but you don’t know how to turn this into a business? I’ve got you! In other words: Join my 1:1 online coaching program! A package of 8 lessons + additional mentoring to get you ready for your first freelance writing gig – and beyond! Learn more about how to position… Continue reading New Freelance Writers Coaching Program
(*cue dramatic, rousing, optimistic, exciting musical jingle-thingy for the...*) Special Deal - 10 spots available till December 22nd, 2018 New Coaching Program for New Freelance Writers to start a freelance writing business in the New Year Hey! This program has not even officially been launched yet - but WHY NOT do a little warm-up before… Continue reading 30-Day-Coaching Program: Get Ready to Land Your First Freelance Writing Gig!
Sunflowers... I remember taking this picture, ages ago, with what was probably my very first digital camera. Digital photography was new and exciting for me, and I was perhaps simply thinking they'd make a pretty picture. Thinking about it now - maybe I also wanted to preserve a little bit of "sunshine" for a rainy… Continue reading A Sunflower for Rainy Days (World Mental Health Day 2018)
Okay, granted: This post does contain affiliate links, but the subject as such is something I would have written about anyway because it is SO VERY relevant to me: English grammar, spelling, and all that jazz. Grammar? Spelling? So what's the problem? I am a professional writer [duh!], so language is my working tool. The… Continue reading Linguistically Empowered!
It is another hot (surprise!!) summer day here in Florida - but this particular blog post is less about perspiration and more about organizing. Self-organization, to be exact. Self-Organization: "Priorities" and "The Big Picture" vs. "Sweating the Small Stuff" (?) When it comes to organizing (be it yourself or something/someone else), setting priorities and recognizing… Continue reading This Week, I’ve been Sweating (… the Small Stuff!)
Hast du mal eben fünf Minuten Zeit? Wunderbar! Dann habe ich nämlich einen Schreib-Tipp für dich! Fünf Minuten - mehr Zeit brauchst du für diese Schreib-Übung nicht Fünf Minuten, um das Schreiben anzuregen bzw. zu trainieren Eine Schreib-Übung, um neue Ideen zu entwickeln Um schnell ein paar Gedanken aufzuschreiben, aus denen sich vielleicht irgendwann eine… Continue reading Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp
...if you want to dip your toes into the subjects of online learning and continuing education. After all, one of the qualities of a good writer is to keep reading and learning... and apart form that, "getting informed and inspired" sounds much better than "procrastinating"... so here's one possible place to go... 😉 Online Learning… Continue reading TED-Ed: 11 Online Lessons To Check Out…
Search Engine Optimization for Writers. Is that important for, let's say, a novelist ... a poet ... or an author of cook books? Well, YES! Search Engine Optimization for your Website I mean, you are a (professional or aspiring) writer, right? Then you probably have a blog, homepage or some sort social media profile. (If… Continue reading Make Sure That Google & Co. Can Find Your Website
Can you spare five minutes? Great! Five minutes a day, that is what this exercise requires. Five minutes to help you with your writing. To help developing new ideas. To jot down a fleeting thought that someday might grow to become a plot. To help overcoming the menacing ... (*whispers*) Writer's Block. Productivity for Writers… Continue reading The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise
I love me some TED-Ed, and obviously I can use some brushing up of my grammar skills, so therefore ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn_eBrIDUuc
You haven't? Well, neither have I, especially when it comes to English. So, here's another Ted-Ed video, one of a series of Ted-Ed lessons on how to "Perfect your punctuation". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnl1O3NGJk