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A House in Waste

You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you are clothed, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put into a bag with holes. Thus says the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. […]

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Top 10 Motivational Quotes to Keep You Encouraged

Keeping a list of motivational quotes can be vital to filling up a fuel tank with encouragement. A life encouraged walks boldly into purpose despite the circumstances or the storms. But the circumstances and the storms are constantly at work to drain the encouragement and stall the purpose. Growing up a life in courage (one […]

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Exposing the Truth about the Myths for Writers

I stood in front of the group to share the importance of building relationships for creating a successful writing career. The lady introducing me explained that she brought me to speak because writers are notoriously loners, hidden away in our writing dungeons. My husband – and faithful roadie at these events – had stepped away […]

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Organized to Write

“You are so organized.” The lady at church noticed my notebook. It has tabs for each class that I attend. It has a section for the church service. It even has a nice little pocket to hold my bible (which was purchased because it was thin and would fit in the pocket). My notebook IS […]

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Becoming a Working Writer

I am a writer – or I like to tell everyone that I am a writer. I sit down at my computer on a fairly regular basis and I pound out a few words. I make character folders and create story outlines. I attend writing workshops and conferences to talk with other writers and “maybe” […]

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Making the Most of Your Tax Refund

It is that time. Tax refunds will soon be pouring into bank accounts all around. It is always nice when the government decides you can have your own money back. It is YOUR money. If you have any doubts about that, watch a self-employed person write out that quarterly tax check. It is painful to […]

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The Twists Make the Difference

It is all in the perspective. Building a successful writing career has required me to look at things from some very unique point of views. I no longer wait in the doctor’s office, but I have a moment to compile ideas form print publications (or I look through magazines to spark post ideas). A little […]

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Taking Charge of Your Freelance Writing Journey

Freelance writing must be more than just words. It is a business – and that business is me. I am selling myself. I am selling my ability to string together words to create an emotional response. I am selling a trust to the clients in my talents and skills. I am my freelance writing product […]