Posted in Books, Freelance Writer, Indie Author, Life Experience, marketing, Poetry

More Than A Writer

IMG_20180905_191932I named this the “Life As A Writer” blog because this website focuses mostly on my career as a freelance writer – but that’s not all I do. I am more than a poet. I am more than an author. I am more than a freelance writer. I am more than someone who puts creativity into stories, and more than someone who turns the written word into art.

I am an artist. I am a crafter. I am a creative soul.

This year I have slowly, and progressively, been launching The Art Of Dreams And Divination. This is a small business that combines my love for arts and crafts with my passion for divination and spirituality. I do dream interpretations, make dream catchers, and handmake divination items… and so much more!

I have a few items up in my Etsy shop, sold a good amount of items at the Indie Flea Market in October (a local Grand Rapids event that hosts local artists and crafters), and I signed a lease for a 6 month spot at a new shop opening up early 2019 in Hudsonville, MI. I plan to do more… but it takes time.

book_coverNot only do I work with numerous clients each day, but I also have to find time to work on my books and my crafts. This means organizing my time and giving into the creativity bug when it bites!

I love to write – but I also love all things creative. No matter how many times I’ve tried to only be a writer, I always find myself lost in other creative pursuits as well.

Welcome to the life of a creative entrepreneur!

Posted in Freelance Writer, Indie Author

How To Be A Writer – Curated Tips

Are you writing? Do you want to be a writer? Do you want to start earning a living as a freelance writer or start publishing your own books? These are all things that you can do – I do them.

I make a living as a freelance writer. I don’t have a job outside of the home. I write, edit, and review in order to pay my bills. It takes a lot of dedication though and isn’t a career for someone that doesn’t have ambition, drive, and a thick skin.

In the coming weeks and months, I will share places you should and shouldn’t consider publishing your books and your articles. I will share links to the best places to look for writing gigs. I’ll give you vital tips on writing, editing, and more. I have over 18 years of experience as a professional writer and over three decades of experience in writing in general.

To get you started, here are links to some articles I’ve written on the topic of writing, promoting your writing, and more.

How to Find Focus as a Writer

Don’t Just Write What You Know

Five Steps To More Effective Article Writing

How To Become A Full-Time Freelance Writer

How To Write A Better Product Review

5 Things You Need Before You Start Applying to Writing Gigs

Writing 101: Are You Turning In Clean Copy?

Five Ways to Make Your Writing More Interesting

The Importance of Goodreads and Amazon for Indie Authors

5 Reasons Your Book Needs to Be Available in Both Print and eBook Format

5 Things Self-Publishing Authors Need to Know

Are You Sharing Too Much of Your Book Online?

THIS Book Will Help You Finish Your Novel

Three Places You May Not Have Thought To Sell Your Self-Published Book Offline

Finding Focus as a Creative

How To Better Promote Yourself And Your Artistic Business

Tips for Using Social Media to Promote Your Creative Business and Products