Issue #20: A Growing Family, And Growing Your Business

Over time, families change. They grow. A son gets married. A daughter has her first, third, or sixth baby. Someone adopts a child. There are many ways a family might grow.

Families enjoy their time together, and writers can grow by writing in different ways.

Perhaps a mother will publish the stories she tells her children. Maybe Grandpa will publish articles for other grandparents, about life lived away from grandchildren and how to cope and try to stay in contact regularly. Maybe a bride-to-be will decide to publish a blog about planning a wedding on a budget. There are so many options.

Writers careers sometimes change even without an event taking place. A blogger might decide to write an ebook, or an article writer tries her hand at creating an ecourse to teach others about her craft. The possibilities are endless.

Myself? I am going to be a grandmother any day now, and I’m writing an ebook for my blog How to Live the Freelance Life.


Sit down with a pen and paper. Think about how your life has changed, both personally and business wise. Brainstorm ways you can switch up your writing a bit. Choose one project and make it happen!

Quick Writing Tip

Summer is here! Write that new story while enjoying the sun,

Writing Prompts

  1. Write about your last vacation, and submit your article and choose a few photographs to go with it.
  2. Write a how to article about a craft you have done with your children.
  3. Create a blog of healthy recipes your children help you to create.
  4. Put together an ebook on a topic that you cover on your blog.
  5. Write a special report to giveaway on your site.


Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

~ James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenney


51P6nkg9E-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects t

hat will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 Pages. eBook. $9.99 on Kindle.

Copyright 2015 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

(Photo by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014)

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