Book Writing

  • Planning a Mini Writer’s Retreat

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 7, 2013
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    Sometimes everyday life gets in the way of writing (and sometimes writing is that everyday life). But in the former case, one of my favorite things to do is go somewhere else -- plan a mini writer's retreat of sorts. I'm doing that with my husband this weekend. We're heading to a B&B called Sayre Mansion, about an hour from where we […]
  • Should You Turn Your Blog Into a Book?

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 29, 2011
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    Are you interested in publishing a nonfiction book? Do you already have a blog in that niche? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, you might be a prime candidate for turning your blog into a book. This is largely what I'm doing with my own nonfiction book, The Query-Free Freelancer. I used my freelance writing blog to […]
  • Managing Multiple Publishing Projects

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 8, 2011
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    Can you handle more than one publishing project at a time, or do you have to be completely focused on one thing? I fall into the former group, actually thriving when other people might feel overwhelmed. And there's no reason to push yourself to that overwhelmed status in order to handle multiple projects. You just have to know how to […]
  • Two Free Word Count Trackers for Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 4, 2011
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    Do you like to keep track of your writing progress with word count trackers? Then I have two you might want to check out. These were contracted for my freelance writing site a while back, but they're equally valuable to indie authors. Whether you're working on your next great novel or a nonfiction e-book to promote your business, these tools […]