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Writing for pay? Think tax deductions

March 23, 2017

If you’re an indie or freelance writer, you probably don’t spring for many three-martini lunches, so that tab as a business expense likely never crosses your mind. Such lunches aside, however, you may have other writing expenses that are tax-deductible. Before you think about tax deductions, however, you need to make sure you have two Read More

Guest blog: Five Ways to Improve Your Writing and Produce More

March 2, 2017

J.R. Roper is the author of the Morus Chronicles. Among other awards, his work recently received a 2016 Moonbeam for best series, and his essay Over the Edge was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. For more tidings and to sign up for his newsletter, visit http://joerroper.com. Time is a great teacher and most of what Read More

Guest blog: The Smelling Committee

February 16, 2017

  D.E. Johnson D.E. (Dan)Johnson’s literary debut, a historical mystery titled The Detroit Electric Scheme, was published by St. Martin ‘s Minotaur in September 2010. The sequel, Motor City Shakedown, was published by Minotaur in September 2011. These were followed by Detroit Breakdown and Detroit Shuffle. Dan is a history buff who has been writing Read More

Guest blog: Beer, Bikes & a Bible Licker

February 9, 2017

Laura Holmes is co-owner of FineLine Creative, a communications and advertising boutique based in Spring Lake, Michigan. She’s also a person who can’t sit still. Laura is always on the go looking for the next big idea. Author, adventure traveler, volleyballer, hiker, biker…she enjoys life NOT on the couch! In her spare time, Laura published Read More

Have a Nike® moment. Write.

February 6, 2017

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out all the wrong words. Mark Twain I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker Just do it. Nike® Writing comes with built-in demotivators. People who don’t write generally don’t see it as work. Writing is likely one more thing you have to squeeze Read More

Writing classes? Yes/no? Online/in class?

January 28, 2017

Years after your last English or composition class you’ve decided to write a novel or a short story or a magazine article or a blog or something. You know what you want to write, and you’re certain you can write it in clearly understandable, grammatically correct, coherent style. Well, maybe not certain.   Perhaps you’re Read More

No need to go it alone. Get help reaching your writing goals

January 13, 2017

While writing is a solitary task, countless others share your writing passion and can help you reach your writing goals. Whether face to face, from a book, online, or wherever writers gather, you can find help and inspiration from people who understand what you do, have been where you are, and have ideas that can Read More

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