News & Updates

  • Vote to Decide August’s Monthly Writing Challenge

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 25, 2014
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    As you might know, we kicked off monthly writing challenges here this month. July's challenge was a productivity challenge where participants would use a time tracker or a word count tracker to see where their time was really going (such as "wasting" thousands of words a week on emails -- guilty here). The idea was to find out where we're […]
  • Melissa Breau on Writing and Editing

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 14, 2014
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    I was recently contacted by fellow writer, Melissa Breau. She was in the process of making some changes in her business, and as a result she no longer wanted to publish some of the content on her professional blog. Melissa made the suggestion of archiving her old content, written mostly for authors, here at All Indie Writers. I took her […]
  • Freelance Freedom – Get My 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp – Save 40% July 4-5

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 4, 2014
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    Don't put off pursuing your freelance freedom from the 9-5 grind. Start building the foundation of the freelance career you've been dreaming about. In light of the July 4th, Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., I'm offering a special two-day deal on my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers e-book. Through Friday and Saturday (July 4 -5th only), […]
  • Quick Tip: Make Time for a Mid-Year Writing Goals Evaluation

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 1, 2014
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    Can you believe it's July already? I know we say the same thing every year, but time really does seem to fly by. As of today, we kick off the second half of the year. And that is a perfect time for a mid-year check-in on our writing careers. What does a mid-year check-in involve? The idea is to review […]
  • July Writing Challenge: Write More, Earn More, Increase Your Productivity

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 30, 2014
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    Do you ever feel like you've worked hard all day but have very little to show for it? Do you feel like no matter how many hours of work you put in, you'll never reach your word count goals as an author? Have you ever gotten through a week of freelance writing only to wonder where all your billable hours […]
  • Help Decide Featured Writer’s Market Additions Through June

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 30, 2014
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    From now through June I'm adding more new markets than usual to the writer's market directory. Normally I try to add at least five new markets per week. Through this period I'll add 10-20 each week, and every week will have it's own theme. This week's theme is Pets & Animals. Those new markets were added last night. You can […]
  • Maintenance in Progress

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 20, 2014
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    Just a quick heads up. If you've noticed any weirdness on the site over the last two days, that's a result of some emergency maintenance being done. Unfortunately fixing the initial issues broke some other features of the site, so you might continue to run into problems while they're sorted out. Most notably, you'll find shortcodes displaying as code on […]
  • Subscribe for the Latest Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2014
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    As you might know, I overhauled this site's marketplace and job board during the rebranding. Due to a move to a new marketplace platform, there was no easy way for you to access the latest job postings without visiting the job board directly. Today that changed. I was able to set up a custom feed for our latest freelance writing […]
  • Do You Have Questions About Your Writing Career? Ask Them Here

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2014
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    Your questions have always been welcome on this blog, in all of its incarnations. But starting this week I'm making that open invitation a little more formal. If you missed the news over on the writing forum, I just launched a new free Reader Q&A feature. I set up a special submission form for questions you might have about freelancing, book […]
  • 2014 Freelance Writing and Publishing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2013
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    This week is my last work week of 2013. That means it's time to take a look back at my progress this year -- both my successes and failures. And it's time to think about goals and resolutions for 2014. You can find mine below, and I hope you'll share some of your own in the comments. Let's start with […]