Issue #26: Writing Outside

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright October 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Oh, the joys of being your own boss. You can work where you want! And it is the time of year that I love to work outside. Unfortunately, last year was too breezy to work outside much. I deal in paper... it's what I do. Rather than chasing papers around everywhere, most of my time was spent working inside. But there were a few occasions when the breeze was so light it didn't matter.

Issue #25: Need Inspiration? Look to Your Pet

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, April 19, 2010. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

At one point, Skye, Zowie, and I had eight cats living in our home. Six belonged to us, and two were the bestests. Too many cats, for the space we had. But we loved them all! When you can't think of what to write about, look to your pets. Or other animals in the area.

Issue #24: Write About What Concerns You

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright May 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Many people like to write for a cause. Perhaps you're a foodie who wants to help people with little money to eat healthier. Maybe you blog about animal rights. Or perhaps you want to write about environmental concerns.

Issue #23: Expand Your Writing Career – Fiction

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2015. http://livethefreelancelife.com

I love writing. Doing so is an amazing form of expression. But writing nonfiction is only part of what I want to be doing. Fiction is another important form of expression for me.

Issue #22: Starting Anew

With 2015 coming to a close, many projects have been completed. Freelancers are now looking to 2016 as a fresh start, maybe even a new beginning. I know I am. I love to start things fresh. Though there are still a couple of projects I haven’t completed, I’m not beating myself up over them. I’m … Continue reading Issue #22: Starting Anew

Issue #17: Online Teaching

Do you have something you want to teach having to do with the industry you write for? Perhaps an email marketing course? Maybe a course on getting started as a freelance writer? As freelance writers, we are in an ideal position to teach less experienced writers the ropes. There are different ways you might go … Continue reading Issue #17: Online Teaching

Issue #16: An Opinion Blog

Go ahead. Be controversial. People will read about your opinions whether they like what you have to say or not. People simply cannot help it. Writing on an opinion blog is like gossip. People love it. They crave it. Even if they hate your opinion. You will certainly attract an audience. There are a number … Continue reading Issue #16: An Opinion Blog

Issue #14: Fiction Writing

I have finished one, and am working on two, books of short stories. Each book has its’ own theme. Any stories that I write that do not go along with one of these themes are put away for later use. I do not know why, but I like working within specific themes when writing short … Continue reading Issue #14: Fiction Writing

Issue #12: Mood

I write best when relaxed, and on sunny days. The sun motivates me 🙂 I sleep only a few hours at night, so I will generally nap try to nap for a couple hours in the morning before I begin. I am best at writing when I am feeling happiness, joy. When the world seems … Continue reading Issue #12: Mood