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Hello? Is Anybody Out there?

Every writer feels the pain of a post, a tweet, or an article that isn’t given much love no matter how much work you’ve put into creating it. #thestruggleisreal

This article from The Blog HeraldWhy Aren’t Your Visitors Sharing Your Post on Social Media (Read the post  Here), shares a few old—and maybe a few new—tips on getting your post viewed and/or shared more.

We all know that every little bit helps. Continue reading

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Freelance, Books

My Birthday, A Freelance Contest & Great Articles

When your family and friends know you love to write about witches and magic, you get cool stuff like this for your birthday to feed a magical muse!

Don’t judge when you see me rocking my new witch t-shirt and spell book wristlet. You know you want to add some magic into your life.

If you are at all interested in Freelance Writing, then I’ve got a way to add some magic into making that interest a reality!

Don’t Delay! Enter this Freelance Giveaway Today!

You might know that in addition to writing fiction, I’m also a Freelance Writer. For many of you, that term might be unfamiliar, as it used to be for me. I spent a lot of time reading information on the web- but the best investment I made was taking Gina Horkey’s Freelance course.

Gina provides easy to understand information, and the basic steps to get started. If you have any interest-she has a spectacular giveaway going on right now that ends today (9/16) and I’ve also listed her newest course below, and one she has available for free to get you started (like I did).  Continue reading

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Biking, Birthdays & Bunches of Bodacious Resources

 

 

It’s been a busy week peeps, so I thought I’d catch you up before I shared some great resources for this week. 

Biking

Some of you may know that I’m a ‘back seat biker’ (aka: the hubs maneuvers the giant beast of a motorcycle and I cling on the back and am free to enjoy the ride.) 

biker, motorcycleI do enjoy a nice motorcycle ride, and love me a tattooed biker, which is why I often incorporate them into my stories. 

So this week I began writing as a regular contributor for GothRider magazine. You might want to check it out. Lots of cool stuff  (besides my posts, of course 😉 )

Things that Go Bump in the Night 

Now that we’ve rolled into September, everyone (okay, lots of people, including me!) is starting to think about Fall and Halloween. My post at Paranormal Romantics this week was about some true ghost stories—with a dash of humor, of course. Check out Things that Go Bump in the Night—Or at Least Like to Change Your Favorite Television Show.  

My humorous ghosts from a few years ago

My humorous ghosts from a few years ago

My Babies Birthday

img_4437But, before we closed out on August last week, and started the new school year, we celebrated my babies birthday. Fifteen years old! Where does the time go? 

 

 

 

 

Book Stuff

Before you move down to check out the resources for this week—remember when you helped shape the cover for Moon, Mist & Magic with your fabulous input? Right here. (Or on Facebook)

Moon, Mist & MagicWell, Moon, Mist & Magic is in a Cover Contest. Go vote right here for that cover you helped create!  

 

Writing Resources

Cool Stuff I Found This Week 

As promised, here are some great resources, and tips, that I’ve gathered from all my hopping around in cyberspace this week. Because I know how fast time goes, and how valuable it is, so let me save you some time by sharing my favorites.

HubSpot

When I become aware of a phrase, or a word, I, or someone else, uses consistently it stands out like a beacon in conversation and can drive me crazy. I don’t know if these tips will help, but they’re interesting and something I can apply.

How to Permanently Stop Saying “Um” and Other Filler Words

How to Blog a Book

Don’t let the title fool you for what I’m sharing, this is about blogs- although you could use it for a book. Ironically, I was just planning out to start organizing my blogging in larger batches.

Make Your Blogging Time More Efficient by Batching Posts

Freelance Morning Coffee

Calling all Freelancers- this is one of my favorite free resources for discovering new freelance writing opportunities.

Freelance Morning Coffee Newsletter Job Updates

Speaking of Freelancing- Gina Horkey is reopening sign up’s for the course I took that got me started. She’s updated things, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s new. I highly recommend it—and not just because I’m an affiliate. I’m an affiliate because I love it.

Here it is if you want to check it out.

Until next time— Have a Magical Week! 

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