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WordPress Basics: Running Your Own Business

Let’s get technical this week, shall we? A couple months ago, I attended one of Danny Iny’s “Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity” webinars. The webinar was a way for Danny to not only gain awareness for his Audience Building Masterclass, but

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Launch a Freelance Writing Career [LIVE Webinar Event!]

Hi, Everyone! I am thrilled to announce that Quistic has invited me to help instruct their “Launch a Freelance Writing Career” LIVE webinar event! Date: March 24 – 28th (5 days!) Start Time: 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST (1 hour each day!) What:

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People I Know: Lawrence Montaigne

Lawrence Montaigne is a retired actor, dancer, and “occasional” stuntman. He’s also a freelance writer and a great guy. Just don’t call him “Larry.” He hates that. How I Know Lawrence Back in 1999, my friend Nicole and I were

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How NOT to Treat a Fellow Freelance Writer

To quote one of my favorite movies: “You are violating my territorial bubble!” I’m always telling writers that one of the best things about “going freelance” is getting to be a part of the freelance writing community. In fact, in

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People I Know: Dana Sitar

If you’re a blogger or indie author, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with this month’s interviewee. Read on to find out how Dana Sitar — blogger, author, and publishing coach — got her start…and what she’s going to do

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Building Your Ghostwriting Portfolio When Most of Your Assignments are a Secret

Hey there! This week, instead of the usual LittleZotz Writing blog post, you’re in for a special treat! I was the featured guest on The Freelance Writer’s Academy podcast this week. It was an honor to be on the show. We

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“My Client Just…”

I’m trying a thing here. If you like it, I’ll do it again. I get a lot of questions (usually via e-mail) from readers. Sometimes I answer them as a blog post and sometimes I answer them as a video.

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5 Things Your Client Expects You to Know About Writing

I was going to put a quote about expectations in the blurb here, but I couldn’t find one I liked. We hear stories about clients with unreasonable expectations all the time. Even I have had the occasional complaint. I once

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Why You Should be a Hustler in 2014

One of my favorite movies is 1958’s King Creole starring Elvis Presley. In the movie, Danny Fisher (played by Elvis) tells his school principal, “I’m not a hoodlum, but I am a hustler.” When I first heard this quote, I instantly related to

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Happy Holidays from LittleZotz Writing! (2013)

Regular blog updates resume 1/8/14. In the meantime, check out my guest posts on: A Writer’s Bucket List  (New post 12/17/13!) Be A Freelance Blogger (New post on 12/26/13!) And keep sending me your questions for more Video Answers! See you

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