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How to Start Freelance Writing at 40 – and Make Money 2

These tips on how to start a freelance writing career at 40 are screaming to get out of me! Why? Because I’m taking this epic Artist’s Way writing course, and the facilitator told us it’s never too late to start writing. Even at 40, or at 50, or 60. That was the good news. Yes, it’s awesome to know about […]

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Inspiration for Women Writers 5

Do you need inspiration to write? The five most important things women writers need are faith, energy, time, discipline, and freedom. Here’s a quick shot of each, to motivate and inspire you. If you struggle to write every day, read Writing Habit Mastery: How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and Forever Cure Writer’s Block by S.J. Scott. You’ll learn how […]

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Learning to Write Without Fear and Trembling 2

Here’s why you shouldn’t learn how to write from popular bestselling authors such as Stephen King and Anne Lamott. You’ll learn more about writing if you search for lesser known authors such as Tara Moss and Neil Gaiman (maybe not the best examples because they’re quite popular, but work with me). If you want to learn how to write more […]

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How to Become a Photojournalist 2

These five tips for becoming a photojournalist (or a travel writer, truth be told) are inspired by the parable of the Tiger and Strawberries, and based on an article called “10 Tips for Selling Your Travel Writing.” There is no way any article can teach you everything you need to know about how to become a photojournalist. I recommend Photojournalism: […]

How to Become a Photojournalist

7 Tips for Writers Jealous of Other Writers 4

How do you deal with the jealousy you feel when you listen to authors at writers’ conferences or read Pulitzer-prize winning magazine articles in the New York Times? If you’re not a writer jealous of other writers, I need your advice. One surefire tip for dealing with jealousy is to get deeper into your own writing. Use the exercises in […]

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How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Writing 9

One of my readers wants to be a writer; her problem is that she keeps making excuses. She wants to start writing, but can’t motivate herself. Many writers – including me – have found Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages to be the best way to stay focused and disciplined to write — read The Artist’s Way. It’s excellent because it’s both […]

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20 Writing Quotes From Famous Authors – From Hemingway to Jong 16

These quotations about writing will inspire you to write more – they’re from famous authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Erica Jong, John Updike, Julia Cameron, Walt Whitman, and more. To kick things off, here’s one my favorite writing quotes from Annie Dillard: “I don’t do housework. Life is too short and I’m too much of a Puritan. If […]

Writing Quotes From Famous Authors