News & Updates

  • Promote Reading and Writing in the Horror Genre with Your Horror Selfies

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 7, 2014
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    We're taking a detour from our usual Tuesday Quick Tips series this week. Instead I want to highlight a campaign I'm a part of, and one I hope will be of interest to some of you. As you might know, I'm an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and I help out with the promotion and social media side of […]
  • It’s That Time Again: Writing Goals 3rd Quarter Check-in

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 4, 2014
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    October marks the start of my favorite time of year: when we hop from one holiday to the next. It kicks off with Halloween and continues straight through New Year's Day. There's decorating. Shopping. Family time. And a crazy work schedule. Fall and the beginning of winter are probably my most hectic time of the year as a freelance writer-blogger-publisher, […]
  • Have Writing Questions? Get Featured on the All Indie Writers Podcast

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 16, 2014
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    If you follow the news and updates in the writing forums, you might already know that I'm getting ready to finally launch my podcast series. The podcast, like the rest of the site, will explore issues related to freelance writing, blogging, and indie publishing (especially book marketing). Things are coming along beautifully. The intro and outro were recently completed, several […]
  • New Writing Challenges Added (Plus Free Tracking Charts)

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 6, 2014
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    Recently it was announced that changes would be made to the monthly writing challenges, making them open all the time over in the forums so you can tackle any challenge you want at any time you want. Today two more challenges were added. Visit their forum sections linked below to start your challenge progress threads (or register if you're not yet a […]
  • 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 […]