Writing Life (Finding Time, Writing Groups, Getting Organized, Etc.)

10 Themes for Writing Your Life Story

By Emilee Newman Bowles Want to write your life story but don’t know where to start? You’ve learned a lot of lessons in life, and you’ve had experiences you’d like to share with others, whether with family, friends, colleagues, or even complete strangers. But as you’re musing on all the experiences you’ve had, you begin to wonder…

Taxes for Writers

by Lindsay Flanagan and Precision Editing Guest Contributors Josi S. Kilpack and Heather Moore Taxes. What a fun subject, right? Not? Well, doing your taxes (or paying them) may not be fun, but going to Italy to research your new novel—and writing off a lot of the trip—might be! As a professional writer, you can…

Co-Authoring: Heaven or Hell?

by Heather B. Moore Publishing and promotion—building your platform—can be a lot of work and can sometimes take much longer than you’d hoped. But there may be options for speeding that process along that you haven’t considered. Ever thought about co-authoring (or even just cross- and co-promotion)? Cases in which co-authoring might be a good…

When Is Fair Use Fair?

by Michele Preisendorf with Angela Eschler Writers love quotes. What word-nerd doesn’t? We tape them on our mirrors, dashboards, and walls and post them to our websites. We like them to set the tone for our novels, start our nonfiction chapters off with inspiration and insight, and add authority to our own ideas. But many…

Reading like a Writer

by Sabine Berlin If you’re a writer, chances are you have probably asked the age-old question: What is the best thing I can do for my writing? The answer is almost always the same: write and read—sometimes in that order, sometimes not, but if you want to become a writer you should always do these two…