Coaching and Consulting

Staying at Home and Making Money (Part 3)

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)

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Coaching and Consulting, Self-Development, Writing and the Writer

Making Money from Home (Part 2)

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)

Make money from home - dollar bills
Coaching and Consulting, Self-Development, Writing and the Writer

How to Make Money from Home (Part 1)

"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)

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

7 Newsletters for Freelance Writers

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

Coaching and Consulting, Mental Health and Wellness

Yep. This is one of those days…

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…

Coaching and Consulting

Hey, let’s CONNECT… right?

"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?

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

How Do You Become a Freelance Writer?

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?

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

New Freelance Writers Coaching Program

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

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

30-Day-Coaching Program: Get Ready to Land Your First Freelance Writing Gig!

(*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!

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp

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

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise

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

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Ghostwriter gefunden – was man jetzt beachten sollte

Wie engagiert man eigentlich einen Ghostwriter? Natürlich, es gibt dafür Agenturen. Aber immer häufiger läuft das Suchen und Finden heutzutage über das Internet ab. Professionelle Ghostwriter verfügen schließlich in der Regel über mindestens eine Internetpräsenz (Webseite, Blog etc.), so dass die Nutzung der gängigen Suchmaschinen zumindest schon einmal eine erste Übersicht liefert. Auch Ratgeber-Foren, Anzeigenseiten… Continue reading Ghostwriter gefunden – was man jetzt beachten sollte

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

“Would a Publisher be interested in the Subject of my Manuscript?” Well, let’s have a look …

If one works as a ghostwriter or writing mentor (like yours truly), you often get to hear a question - something along the lines of: "I want to tell a story/write about [insert writing topic here] - but would a publisher be interested in that? And if yes: Which publisher?" Ghostwriting and the Search for… Continue reading “Would a Publisher be interested in the Subject of my Manuscript?” Well, let’s have a look …

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

“Würde sich ein Verlag für mein Thema interessieren?” Schaun mer doch mal nach …

Thema Verlagssuche/Buchmarkt: Arbeitet man - wie ich - als Ghostwriter, wird man immer wieder mit dieser Frage (oder irgendeiner entsprechenden Abwandlung) konfrontiert: "Ich habe eine Geschichte zu erzählen bzw. möchte die Geschichte schreiben lassen. Hat so etwas bei einem Verlag Erfolg? Und wenn ja: bei welchen Verlagen?" Ghostwriting und Verlagssuche Obwohl die Fragestellung natürlich total… Continue reading “Würde sich ein Verlag für mein Thema interessieren?” Schaun mer doch mal nach …

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Autoren: Hören eure Dialoge sich natürlich an?

Einen tollen Dialog zu schreiben, ist manchmal gar nicht so einfach! Ich bin mir noch nicht mal sicher, ob es dafür eine richtige Methode gibt (im Sinne einer lernbaren Formel). Klar, es gibt schon ein paar Fähigkeiten in Bezug auf das Schreiben (Grammatik, Struktur ...), die man mit Hilfe von Büchern und Kursen lernen kann.… Continue reading Autoren: Hören eure Dialoge sich natürlich an?

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Writers: Do your Dialogues sound natural?

Writing a great dialogue is not that easy! I am not even sure if there is a method (as in a formula one could learn) of how to do this. Granted, there are quite a few writing-related skills and qualities (grammar, structure, plotting devices ...) you can learn from books and courses. But I think,… Continue reading Writers: Do your Dialogues sound natural?

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Was ist eigentlich ein Texter/eine Texterin?

Der Beruf Texters/Texterin deckt ein weites Feld ab - theoretisch alle Arten von zu erstellenden Texten. Man spricht beispielsweise von "Songtextern" bzw. "Liedtextern" oder auch "Comic-Textern", doch klassischerweise bezieht sich der Begriff "Texter" in erster Linie auf die Werbebranche. International ist in dem Fall auch von einem "Copywriter" die Rede. Die klassischen Werbetexter Texte für… Continue reading Was ist eigentlich ein Texter/eine Texterin?

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Ghostwriting – was ist das eigentlich?

Bei einem Ghostwriter handelt es sich um einen Autoren bzw. eine Autorin, der/die gegen Honorar für einen Auftraggeber einen Text verfasst ("ghostet"). Hierbei kann es sich um Romane und Sachbücher, aber auch um andere Text- und Publikationsformen handeln. Auch die Autoren von Reden, die dann von anderen Personen (beispielsweise Politikern) gehalten werden, fallen im weiteren… Continue reading Ghostwriting – was ist das eigentlich?