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A Step By Step Guide To Get Started Making Money Writing Online

Getting Started Bang2writers often write to me, asking how they get started writing online articles for money. Such articles are often called ‘content writing’.  These can be a great way for writers to start their writing careers because … Writers have to pitch their ideas for articles (like they would screenplays & novels) They have to consider target audience (‘WHO is this for? WHAT am I trying to say?’) They make useful contacts who can connect them to other useful people Writers add to their online reach (so agents, producers and publishers will see their writing) It’s a good way… Read More »A Step By Step Guide To Get Started Making Money Writing Online

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5 Simple Tips For Balancing Kids And Writing

Writing And Kids Kids are great. We need them to carry on/fix the planet. They also give purpose and meaning to life for a lot of people, me included. Obviously not everyone wants or even likes kids, but I do and I cannot imagine my life without my beloved spawn. But kids are also the absolute worst, because they take up loads of time you could be writing. Arf, seriously like I said … I lovelovelove my kids, I would literally die for them. But they’re also annoying and selfish and loud and oh, just like me. What a surprise. NOT!… Read More »5 Simple Tips For Balancing Kids And Writing

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How To Be A Successful Writer – Tips From Joanna Penn

Be A Successful Writer – meet Joanna Penn! B2W always says it’s worth asking those who DO the job you want … So I cracked open my little black book and contacted successful ‘authorpreneur’, Joanna Penn. Joanna is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under ‘J.F.Penn’, she also writes non-fiction for authors. She’s also a podcaster and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 101 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest. What I love about Joanna’s advice here is it’s just as applicable for screenwriters as it is… Read More »How To Be A Successful Writer – Tips From Joanna Penn

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Writers, Everyone Hates Us On Social Media. Here’s Why …

Social Media Hate If you spend a lot of time on social media like I do, you’ll have noticed a LOT of writers blotting their copybooks lately with their potential friends and followers. Here’s what’s happened to me lately, in just the past 2 or 3 weeks: Facebook Fiends. Writers may send me Friend requests. That’s obviously fine, but within SECONDS of accepting their request, they may send another asking me to LIKE their page. (Plus the really persistent ones will send a private message as well). Facebook Fiends #2. Writers on Facebook may ‘tag’ me from their timeline, especially into… Read More »Writers, Everyone Hates Us On Social Media. Here’s Why …

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How To Get Writing Done, According To 20 Famous Authors

Strategy One thing I hear all the time is, ‘I really don’t know how you get it all done!’  It’s true: I write books, blogs and screenplays; I edit and read scripts; I do copious amounts of research and reading; I run workshops and do talks and organise events; I do networking, social media outreach and content marketing (Oh and raise kids, cook and travel and all that other pesky life stuff, too). But my secret is not time travel, magic or making small elves write all my books. In fact, my secret is actually something ANYONE can do –… Read More »How To Get Writing Done, According To 20 Famous Authors

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How To Stop Wasting Writing Time Procrastinating Online

A new year must be round the corner, because Bang2writers KEEP asking me about goal setting, productivity and ensuring writing gets done! 😉 One of the biggest problems B2Wers seem to have is procrastinating online – they tell me they spend waaaay too long chatting or watching cat videos or funny memes and gifs. So when Bernadine suggested this post, I was only too happy to hear her ideas — and I hope you are, too! Don’t forget to add your tips to the comments section, too. Enjoy … It’s easy to procrastinate online. Dilly-dallying is never difficult, especially when… Read More »How To Stop Wasting Writing Time Procrastinating Online

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Top 5 Accessories And Apps For Writing On The Go

Do you love to write or take notes? Taking notes or writing on paper can turn into a disorganised mess. The pages might get mixed up, spoiled or you might lose the pages. But with the advancement in technology, you now have plenty of solutions to this problem! You just have to pick what works best for you. Take a look at the list of best Android tablets accessory apps that make it easy to write. Best Accessories A great accessory for Android tablets is the case with keyboard. There are many manufacturers that offer such cases for your tablet.… Read More »Top 5 Accessories And Apps For Writing On The Go

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4 Easy Ways To Track Your Online Buzz

We’ve all done it before. Come on, be honest! You see that little rectangle box and all you have to do is type your name and you can see how many times you come up. It’s a little narcissistic, but it’s also human … … I’m speaking, of course, of Googling yourself. Whether you admit it or not, it’s perfectly natural to want to know who’s talking about you online! This is even more true with authors. If someone wrote a blog about your book, you want to know so you can see if it did anything for your sales. Or… Read More »4 Easy Ways To Track Your Online Buzz

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5 Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Blog

If you write for a living, you have a career that many others envy. You pick your own hours; you pick your own location; you pick the type of writing you want to do – so long as someone is willing to pay for it, that is! Being a freelancer means constant hustling; you will always have to market yourself to potential new employers, marketplaces, agents, publishers and filmmakers. And one of the best ways to do that is to have a blog, creating a following and platform for your work. Here are five things you will get out of… Read More »5 Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Blog

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5 Ways To Write Faster

Professional writers are intimately familiar with the horror that is the blank page. It is paralyzing stuff and sometimes leaves us feeling powerless and utterly stupid. Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. There are some tricks that you can use to maximize your productivity and make sure you are managing your writing time effectively. So, if you want to write quality stuff, and you want to write it as fast as possible, make sure to check out our writing tips: 1) Collect all your research in a separate document Research comes into play in every piece of… Read More »5 Ways To Write Faster

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