Back in July (right around the time that my business partner broke up with me), I made a drastic change: I decided to finally take action on something I’d always wanted to do but had never prioritized. I decided to write romance novellas. And since I began writing those books, I’ve had a lot of questions about what my writing process is like! So I wanted to share my romance novel writing process with you today.

But first, a little background…

Why the interest in writing books?

Writing books has basically been my dream since I was a little kid.

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Perhaps you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, or maybe you’ve been trying to *make it* as a freelance writer for a while, but you just can’t figure out how to find freelance writing jobs.

You know you want to write for a living… but how do you go about LOOKING for the awesome freelance writing gigs you know are out there?

This article, excerpted from the super-affordable Monetize Your Blog With Freelance Writing e-course, will help you get started!

When it comes to finding awesome freelance writing jobs, you need to ask yourself a series of questions…
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Last week we looked at why you NEED a website for your freelance business… so this week, let’s explore how you can make one of the most important pages on your website, your About page, super awesome and compelling for potential clients! We’ve got 8 steps for how to write an About page for your freelance business.

Psst… in the Begin Your Biz Challenge, we have daily 15-minute action steps you can take to improve all kinds of things in your freelance business.  Click HERE to join the challenge for free!

Step 1 for how to write an about page: Identify your brand’s voice

The great thing about being a freelancer is that often,

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After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client. Grab your freelance writing project checklist and learn 5 things you need to do BEFORE you submit your freelance writing project to clients! It's okay to feel a little nervous about submitting a final draft to your client, but this blog post + checklist will help you to feel a little more confident (and ensure that your completed work is truly AWESOME). Click on over to get the goods now!

What if they don’t like it?

What if they HATE it?

What if my work is actually just garbage?

(It’s actually pretty funny that I still get a little nervous every time I submit a project to a client, because they nearly always come back to let me know that they love the work and it’s exactly what they wanted. This is very normal for a freelancers!)


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Putting together your freelance services webpage, but not sure what you should include on it? You need an awesome freelance services webpage if you want to get freelance clients and make money freelancing!

First things first: get a FREE worksheet on how to create your freelance services webpage by clicking HERE.

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Here are 10 things to include on your freelance services webpage! Don’t miss out on these basics:
1) Why your ideal client needs your freelance service


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One of my dear blog friends contacted me a last week to inquire if she could use my blog newsletter welcome email as a template for her own, because she loved it so much. Of course I said yes—and since I see questions ALL THE TIME about what to send your email subscribers, I figured I’d provide you with a handy template to use for your own blog newsletter welcome email! Get tips (plus a template!) for how to create a welcome email that WORKS for your new newsletter subscribers -- email marketing tips for bloggers, small business owners, freelancers & more. Click on over to get the blog newsletter welcome email tips & template now!

CLICK HERE to grab the free blog newsletter welcome email template >>

The welcome email is a great opportunity to email your new subscribers immediately after they sign up for your newsletter. 

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*Everyone* tells bloggers that they need to have a newsletter or some kind of email marketing* going on if they want to go pro with their blogs.

Get blog newsletter ideas in this article featuring tips on what to include in your blog newsletter! These blog newsletter tips will help you figure out what to send people once you've got them on your list. It's not enough to just collect email addresses -- you have to actually make use of them! Click on over for the blogging tips + email list tips now.

It makes sense—after all, once you have someone’s email address, you’ve been given access to connecting with them on a one-on-one basis (and if you pay attention to the analytics of your email marketing platform, you can also get a lot of insight into what they are most interested in, based on what they open and click on etc.).

Grab your cheat sheet for tips on putting together an email list >>

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In past years, I’ve chosen a word/phrase to live by for the year instead of a New Year’s resolution.

This year, however, I decided to implement a challenge for myself: to write 500 words a day, every day, for the whole year.

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It was residual, I think, of successfully completing National Novel Writing Month in November. Writing about 1,600 words/day was HARD, but I did it. In December, my book, The Business of Writing & Editing: Practical Tips &

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National Novel Writing Month has come and gone… next comes the rewriting, and more rewriting, and yet more rewriting, until at last it will be time to send books off to editors!

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But before you do that, here are some DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind if you are going to be working with a professional editor on your book:

  • DO understand what type of edit you’re looking for before connecting with an editor. Do you want help with the plot and character development,

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We are into Week 2 of NaNoWriMo! This is a time when the novelty might start to wear off for some writers. If you’ve been jumping around in your novel, like I have, instead of writing in a linear fashion, you might have already written your favourite scenes. Succeed at National Novel Writing Month with these writing tips! This article features 10 writing prompts for NaNoWriMo, or for any time you need a little extra boost for character development and story ideas. ~ NaNoWriMo ideas ~ best writing prompts ~ novel writing ideas ~ story writing prompts ~

…But you still have 2/3 of a novel to write!

That’s why NOW is the perfect time to engage in some writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing and meet that word count. Remember that National Novel Writing Month is about getting your novel on paper—it’s not about making it perfect or going back and polishing up everything that you write.

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