Tag: The Writer’s Thread

Three Surprising Reasons Regular Website Maintenance is Essential

Modern businesses need a functional website to remain competitive. Unfortunately, most business owners don’t fully understand that regular website maintenance, management and upkeep are as important as its functionality and design. Websites, just like cars, houses and electronic gadgets, aren’t just set and forgotten. They need TLC to remain effective, efficient and engaging. They look […]

The Inspiration Behind A White Belt in Art by John Vorhaus

John Vorhaus

In the spring of 2016, I had come to the end of a certain road. After forty years of a productive and reasonably successful writing life, I had to admit that my enduring passion for writing books was not being matched in any meaningful way by the market’s passion for buying them. Having just released […]

The Inspirations Behind Psi-Tech: An Interview with Jacey Bedford

Jacey Novacon

Question #1:  What (or possibly who, if any) inspired the character of Ben Benjamin in your Psi-Tech Universe? There are three books in the Psi-Tech trilogy: EMPIRE OF DUST / CROSSWAYS / NIMBUS. With the release of NIMBUS on 3rd October 2017, the trilogy is complete. Reska (Ben) Benjamin is one of two main characters. He’s […]

How Expensive is your Needle? Pricing Out Your Freelance Work

Pricing Out Your Freelance Work

So you’ve gotten started in the freelance world.  Great!  You’ve started to apply for jobs.  Wonderful!  You’ve decided on how much you will charge for your services.  Wait.  You haven’t?   Well, it’s time to fix that. Many new freelancers operate under the assumption that what they get paid is dependent on what the customer […]

Finding the Needle: How to Use Classified Ads and Aggregate Sites for Freelance Work

Finding the Needle How to Use Classified Ads and Aggregate Sites for Freelance Work

When you first start looking for freelance work, it can be difficult to know exactly where to look.  There are quite a few options out there, and finding ones that fit your needs can be a hassle.  As I said in last week’s post, which you can find here, I do have a few favorites […]

Finding the Needle: A Freelance Guide to Finding and Landing the Job

Finding the Needle: A Freelance Guide to Finding and Landing the Job

So you’ve decided to take the plunge, huh? Well then, welcome to freelancing!  It’s a wild, sometimes frustrating, always competitive, and occasionally nerve-wracking, but if you’re anything like me, the idea of going back to the 9-5 job won’t be considered.  This life isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, you’ll know pretty quickly- […]

Five Things I Wish I Had Known About Marketing Before I Published My First Book

Five Things I Wish I Had Known About Marketing Before I Published My First Book

By Andrea Hintz Through every process in life, we all have those, “I wish I had known” moments. We wish we had known how to do things better and how to be more effective. For this series, I chose the topic of five things I wished I had known about marketing before I published my […]

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

By Tony Knighton 1. You don’t need to ask permission. I’ve always been a reader. I thought about writing something of my own, most often while reading stories or books that were poorly written, but for decades I didn’t. Once I got around to it, I realized I’d been waiting for someone or something to […]

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