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How Ironman Training Is Helping My Freelance Writing

About three weeks ago, I made a split second decision. I was going to compete in an Ironman. Why not? I run a freelance writing business; I have the time to train. At least, that's my thought. What Is an Ironman? If you don't know what an Ironman competition is, let me break it down. It's a race encompassing three disciplines: swimming, biking, and running. The race is 140.6 miles long and racers have 16 hours to cross the finish line. It's broken down into a: 2.4-mile swim 112-mile bike [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|1 Comment

10 Useful Resources for Writers

When you're a writer, the Internet is your best friend and the bane of your existence. It can either swallow your time with social media, funny comics, and news or it can help you research, learn, and grow more than you thought possible. It's all about how you spend your time online. Let's be brutally honest for a second. Getting distracted by the Internet is probably more likely. It's just so easy. But, when you know where to go, it's a resource like no other. I've compiled my 10 favorite resources [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|2 Comments

World Building 101

There's nothing more fun than world building when writing a story. To be able to create a new world that no one has ever seen or entered before is beyond exciting. There are countless elements that go into world building—some of them easy and some of them difficult. It's when all those elements and pieces come together that you finally have a viable world. So where should you start when world building? Genre Let's be honest, the genre of your story is going to greatly affect your world building. If [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

How To Write a Story: Finding Your Story

In my blog How To Write a Story: An Overview I briefly and generically covered the difficulty of finding a story you can and should write. Since this is one of the areas where writers struggle the most, the following blog breaks it down further. Discovering Your Story Type The first step to finding your story is discovering the type of story you want to tell; this is a multifaceted process. The type of story you decide to write will inform the length, content, research, and style. There are endless types of stories, [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|1 Comment