Author: Jennifer Mattern

Jennifer Mattern
  • 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 3rd Edition Released, Save 35% Through Cyber Monday

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 23, 2015
    The third edition of my e-book, The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers, is now available. This edition has minor updates detailed below and is free to those who purchased the e-book previously. For anyone who hasn't received a copy of this e-book yet, now is a great time to grab one. I'm running a special from today through Cyber […]
  • How to Boost Your Writing Income Before the End of the Year

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 13, 2015
    We're already in the year-end holiday season in the U.S., and with Black Friday coming later this month we'll see the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. That's great for retailers. But did you know it can also be great for you as a writer? Even though the New Year will be here before you know it, you still […]
  • What’s Your NaNoWriMo Plan?

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 2, 2015
    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began yesterday. NaNoWriMo is the annual month-long challenge to write a 50,000 word first draft of a novel. I've only taken part during two years so far, and I've managed to reach my goal both times. I'm hoping to make this year my third. I'm approaching this NaNoWriMo a bit differently than previous years. My […]
  • Productive Writing During NaNoWriMo (Infographic)

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 23, 2015
    Writing 50,000 words in a month would be a chore for many writers. Yet each November authors sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where their goal is to do just that. Have you ever wondered how those writers reach that 50,000 word goal? A new infographic from Stop Procrastinating offers some insight. The folks at Stop Procrastinating surveyed […]
  • Updates on the All Indie Writers Podcast

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 22, 2015
    Update: I've decided to hold off on the podcast's relaunch until early in the New Year so it wouldn't go through a start-stop phase right away due to my already-scheduled vacation time in November and December. It will return in January.   If you were a regular listener of the All Indie Writers podcast, you've probably noticed that the show has […]
  • Calculate Your Ideal Freelance Writing Rates (and Give Yourself a Raise)

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 20, 2015
    The freelance writing rate calculator here at All Indie Writers was designed to help freelancers calculate their base rates. These would be the minimum rates you need to charge to cover the bare basics. Then you would figure out a premium based on your credentials and experience. There's another way you can use this free tool however. And it can […]
  • Quick Tip: Don’t Wait Until November to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 13, 2015
    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a little over two weeks away. But if you plan to take part in it this year, you shouldn't wait until November 1st to think about your new manuscript. Instead, use the rest of October for planning and outlining. Then, when NaNoWriMo begins, you'll be ready to jump into your story. How I'm […]
  • Mindly: A Simple, Beautiful Mind Mapping App

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 16, 2015
    I've always loved the concept of mind mapping, but it's not something I've done regularly. It's something I'd prefer to use software for rather than one of my white boards but, quite frankly, I found every solution I came across to be ugly. Petty, I know, but if I'll be looking at an organizational tool a lot, I prefer it […]
  • Find an Extra Hour Every Day With a 5-Minute List

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 15, 2015
    There are days when 24 hours just isn't enough. I'm sure you've experienced at least a few of those. Wouldn't it be great if you could find an extra hour without having to sacrifice sleep or something else you love to do? Finding that extra hour a day might be easier than  you think. The trick? Create a "5-minute list." What is […]
  • Cut Down on Wrist Pain with a Vertical Mouse

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 9, 2015
    When I share resources for writers here, they're usually along the lines of e-books or other downloads. But today I want to recommend something different -- a new mouse that's ideal for those long hours we writers can spend in front of our computers. More specifically, let's look at vertical mice. I didn't even know what a vertical mouse was […]