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Lesson 1312 - My cup of tea

It can be difficult work being a writer. There are good times when the work seems to come in a regular flow and there are tough times when you have no idea from where your next assignment will arrive. 368 more words

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Dad, Are You a Famous Writer?

Dad, Are You a Famous Writer?

by Jake Poinier

When my son Nick was about 5 years old, he stared up at me with his big, round, blue eyes and asked, “Dad, what’s Pluto?” 414 more words

Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion

Back...Bearing Gifts!

Greetings, IvyLockeWrites readers!! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog but with great reason! On a mission to employ much more of this awesome knowledge I’ve been imparting, I wanted to test out a few sources, find a slew of new ones, and emerge with a whole new list of free resources and motivation for writers. 104 more words

Five things I learnt while running my own business

At the advertising agency where I work, I have been a partner for the last 8 years, which is like a pretty long time. During this period, I have gone through a transition from employee mindset to business owner’s mindset. 400 more words

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Friends and Family Anonymous

Friends and Family Anonymous

by Jake Poinier

As a general rule, I don’t do paid work for friends and family. My experience is that they expect too much for too little, and emotions play too much of a role – i.e., they’re generally lousy clients. 363 more words

Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion

Appearance at 42nd Midwest Writers Workshop

Looking forward to my repeat visit to the 42nd Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University in Muncie, IN to talk about the “business side of writing.”  I will be giving classroom lectures on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.  75 more words

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On the National Writers Union's New Website and Solidarity Among Writers

Originally, I planned to begin this post about the National Writers Union’s new website by saying that, though I have been an NWU member since 2001, I continue to pay my dues out of union solidarity and because I want to be a part of the labor movement. 792 more words

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