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How much is your writing worth?

What is your writing worth_Sarah Lentz

How do we decide what our writing is worth?What should a freelance writer charge? I usually dread this question. Let's begin by pointing out the obvious: pricing depends, in part, on the following: skills & experiencewriting style (this does matter)what we're writing (lifestyle blog posts, white papers, etc.)how much your client trusts you and your writing abilityI'll be upfront, though, and tell you I'm ashamed of my previous answer to the question of how a freelance writer should decide what to charge. I'm...

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer_HypothyroidWriter.com_Sarah Lentz

Udemy SchoolSince picking up that one course I mentioned in a previous post -- Writing with Flair 2.0 with Shani Raja -- I've bought twelve more writing courses. And here they all are, in order of purchase:Writing with Flair 2.0 -- Shani RajaCopywriting White Papers: An All-levels Strategy -- Len SmithSEO Beginners: How I get 1,000 visitors a day with SEO -- Len SmithCopywriting: Become a freelance copywriter, your own boss -- Len Smith Copywriting Secrets: How to write copy that sells -- Len SmithHow...

A new Udemy course and plans for 2018

HypothyroidWriter.com new Udemy course 2018 goals post_Sarah Lentz

A new Udemy course for a new yearI took advantage of a New Year's sale for Udemy and a $5 credit they sent me by email to nab a brand new course I bookmarked and almost bought during the Black Friday sale. The full price (i.e. when Udemy isn't having one of its fantastic sales) is $200. I paid $5.99. What is this course, you ask? Writing with Flair 2.0: How to Become an Exceptional Writer with Shani Raja (Ex-Wall Street Journal Editor). So...

When your fears about your writing come true…

HypothyroidWriter.com writing fears blog post Sarah Lentz

Naming the fearsThe other day, I was looking over a mind-map I'd created for my first book and reading the bits about the fears I had with regard to writing and self-publishing it. These (some of them, at least) will no doubt sound familiar: the fear that I'll put months into writing this book only to realize that no one cares to read it -- much less spend money on itthe fear that no matter how much time and effort I put...

Logic and Writing (Part One): Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning and valid vs. sound arguments

HypothyroidWriter.com logic in writing part one blog post Sarah Lentz

Logic in Writing: Part OneDeductive vs. Inductive ReasoningThose who know me best won't be surprised to read that I prefer deductive reasoning to inductive. I've never been a fan of making general statements about a group of people, based on a few specific examples. This is how we get statements like "you get what you pay for" and "anyone who voted for him/her is my enemy / an idiot / going to he**."We can do better.This series of posts has to...

From idea to brain dump to outline to writing your first book

HypothyroidWriter.com book outline blog post Sarah Lentz

In the beginning...Every book starts with an idea. Then we take that idea and build on it -- breaking it down into sub-ideas -- often by creating an outline. Often that outline starts out as a list or a mind-map -- a visual brain-dump. From there, we flesh it out. We take the big ideas that sprang from that first idea and expand on them, seeing where each one takes us and making connections as we go. We turn those big ideas into...