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35 Websites and Blogs Paying $100 per Article

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How To Write For the 21st Century Reader: 6 Tips to Modernize Your Prose

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The Secret Sauce for Indie Publishers: Attitude

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The Secret Sauce for Indie Publishers: Attitude by Nina Amir describes the four elements of successful author attitude and how to change your attitude to change your results as a writer.
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Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them?

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Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them? by Frances Caballo explains the recent changes to your Facebook news feed and what strategies you should use to gain the biggest impact for your Facebook ads.
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Free Scrivener White Paper Template

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The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it

They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running -- the tap does not shut off -- and, as a result, creative people show schizophrenic, borderline manic-depressive tendencies.

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No writer's toolbox is complete without some handy excuses.

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Christa Wojo's curator insight, May 6, 7:14 AM

Apparently, my precuneus is very obnoxious.

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Writing Freebies - No. 2 Pen

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We hope you find these FREE writing resources useful for the online marketing you do. Check back with us often to see what other writing freebies we’ve come up with lately.
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Free is good.

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9 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs

9 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
Freelance writers: where do you find jobs online? Use this handy list to add some new options to your bookmarks folder.
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The Shy Writer's Cocktail Party Survival Guide

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Confession: For me, the scariest part of a writer’s conference is the cocktail party. There’s no structure....

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Me, shy? Nah. Cheers!

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101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams

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What does it really take to build a writer platform? Learn the most important aspect to building your writer platform, and 101 quick ways to get started.
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Beginner’s Guide To Making An Audiobook

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Wouldn't you like to give your book added appeal? Well, how about creating an audiobook to accompany it?

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Keys to Understanding Amazon’s Algorithms

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Keys to Understanding Amazon’s Algorithms by Penny Sansevieri examines the importance of keywords, titles, page optimization, and more
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10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well

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The Internet is a big place. Fortunately for you, I've done the work of scouring this mighty big world wide web to bring you this list of the best resources for writers. These are sites I refer to ...

Via Sharon Bakar
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Not a bad starter list.

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Caren Cantrell's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:10 AM

Great resource!

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:05 PM

Great and useful resources!

The Digital Aviator's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:56 AM

Carefully crafted writing is often invisible, the reverse sticks out like the Mutt's Nuts.

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50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers

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Being an award-winning author will help you reach more readers and sell more self-published books. James Minter lists 50 awards that welcome indie authors.

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10 Non-icky Ways to Make Money Blogging

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If you want to make money blogging, there are 10 ways to do so that you may want to consider. P.S. These are the non-sleazy ways to make a living online.
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 22, 9:29 PM

Not much that's earth-shattering here, really; but a good starting place. And the message about having permission to earn is a good one.

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Write Better Web Copy by Understanding Your Customers (and Giving Them What They Want)

Write Better Web Copy by Understanding Your Customers (and Giving Them What They Want) | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
Here's how to craft website copy that converts readers into buyers.
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You can adapt these thoughts to other types of freelance writing.

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The ACX Author's Audiobook Checklist

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The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process

The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
A complete guide with step-by-step instructions for efficient and expert content curation.
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Free Target Market Worksheet for Freelance Writers | All Indie Writers

Free Target Market Worksheet for Freelance Writers | All Indie Writers | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
Have you ever struggled to pinpoint the target market for your freelance writing services? If so, I have a free tool that might help. I decided to overhaul my old target market worksheet, previously only available to those who purchased my Web Writer's Guide e-book which is no longer available. I'm releasing the updated version as a freebie. You'll be able to …
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Style Sheets---The Setup and the Benefits

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A style sheet is an easy way to manage consistency in a manuscript. Writer or editor, consider putting together a style sheet for every project.
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Self-Publishing An E-Book? Here Are 4 Ways To Leave Amazon's 30% Tax Behind

Self-Publishing An E-Book? Here Are 4 Ways To Leave Amazon's 30% Tax Behind | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
Kindle changed the game for authors by allowing them to self-publish. Problem was, they still had to pay a 30% tax to Amazon and never knew who was buying their books.
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Personally the most useful aspect of direct selling would be building that mailing list.

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Revising with Scrivener!

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I may need this VERY SOON...

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Successful Book Marketing Requires a Plan

Successful Book Marketing Requires a Plan | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
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Mary Tod provides a practical outline.

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The Save the Cat! Beat Sheet

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Useful for inspiration, but hit the link to the main article to see why you shouldn't follow the formula too slavishly.

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Is It Fair Use? 7 Questions to Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material

Is It Fair Use? 7 Questions to Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
Fair use allows you to use someone’s copyrighted work without permission. However, invoking fair use is not a straightforward matter.
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An excellent guide by attorney Brad Frazer

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