Amazon Kindle has their own built-in ad platform,and it’s super effective but since they pay authors 2 months later for sales and they require a $100 commitment,you need to either set very short ad run times or risk that $100 that you might not see back for a while. On the brighter side,[...]
Today I officially published my first actual book. With my name on it. I can’t even count how many ebooks and physical books I’ve ghost-written over the past few years. I was always surprised by how much actual work goes into them and watching my work rise on the sales charts with someone else’s name [...]
My writing adventures were stalled for a while because I thought life would be better working outside of the home. For a while,I was right. Writing from home had become a little bit of a drag for a while because I wondered if I could even make it in a “real”job. I felt [...]
OK,so in the past my solution to working from home in spite of the fact that I have children was to lock myself in the bedroom and beg,bribe or otherwise encourage (mostly begging) them to leave me alone until this one task is complete. There’s never been a soundproof room in any of [...]
Is it ethical to use my own website to complain about people who might be readers? I say “Yes,as long as it’s constructive.”I also think I might have just quoted myself in real-time for the first time ever. Do people do that? I guess I do. So here’s the thing:
Stop Wasting [...]
I keep a page with this title on each one of my sites,saved as a draft or password protected. I use it as a general “things to do next”and a place to document the invisible work I’ve done on the site. It’s amazing that I can remember what each of my six kids [...]
On writer’s message boards,occasionally someone new will ask seasoned writers about our process. What steps do we go through in the writing process,to write fast web copy that (hopefully) doesn’t suck?
The process that works for me is so different from what I’m being asked to do in school (did I mention I’m [...]
I mentioned this spreadsheet the other day in a post called “If you’ve been writing online for over a year,do this NOW.”
BUT…your life as a web writer would be so much easier if you didn’t wait until you’ve been writing a year to use this form.
Imagine…you publish a mere 1 [...]