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)
Category: 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)
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
Inspiration and Information: Your Link Collections!
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!
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?
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
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!
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!
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
Make Sure That Google & Co. Can Find Your Website
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
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
Grammar DOES matter? So, how do I use it?
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
Have you perfected the art … of using commas?
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
A Handy Guide to Punctuation Marks
Usually, I am rather confident about my grammar and spelling skills. But it seems, particularly as a bilingual writer, there is always - ALWAYS - something left for me to learn. And since I figure that I am not the only one: Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on freelancewritinggigs.com: I had… Continue reading A Handy Guide to Punctuation Marks
Another Sherlock-Holmes Anthology …
... has published one of my short stories, so I am very happy to announce that "In good Hands" can now be read as part of the current "Practical Handbook of Bee Culture". The Handbook (which is not REALLY about bees!) is a publication of the "Retired Beekeepers of Sussex", a Sherlock-Holmes group based in… Continue reading Another Sherlock-Holmes Anthology …
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
Schedule your (Blog) Content in Advance
I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect... ~~~ If you are anything like me, your blogging is filled with a certain amount of content (i.e. posts) and ... uhm... good intentions. You KNOW that your blog/website/Facebook page is a major… Continue reading Schedule your (Blog) Content in Advance
“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 …
“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 …
“How to write an award-winning bestselling first novel”
A TEDx Talk by Nathan Filer ... which reminds me: I DO have some writing to do 😉 So I guess I leave you with this for now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMQGa6grfeE