How to Write a Blog Post in an Hour or Less

I open up the site administration area, and start a new blog post. The first thing I do when I get in there is set the feature image, then I write the article using my list and notes. I don’t worry too much about spelling and whatnot at this point, I simply need to get the words typed. Continue Reading

Why I Wrote for Examiner.com

While my main goal is to be earning a full living from my writing at some point, money is not the only reason I write. I also write to help others. By getting information out to people who may need it, I feel like I’m contributing to a greater good. Continue Reading

Top 10 Posts of 2015 on LTFL

I don’t know how many of the goals you set for yourself last year were realized, but I’m overjoyed that so many of my own were. I hope you had a similar experience, because it sure feels nice. Good things are happening. The blog has a combined subscriber/follower number of Continue Reading

Top 10 Posts of 2014

Wow! People from 87 countries read this blog in 2014. I am impressed. The United States, Canada, and the UK brought the bulk of visitors to the blog, but I enjoyed learning that people elsewhere are reading what I post. Thank you all! The places that sent the most people Continue Reading

20 Thanksgiving Writing and Photography Prompts

Embed from Getty Images Autumn brings Thanksgiving. A wonderful day to reflect on what we are each thankful for. It also brings autumn decorations, crisp air, and beautiful scenery. All these things bring to mind many writing and photography outlets for the freelancer. These ideas will get you started, and Continue Reading

Helium Publishing 360 no Longer Publishing Articles, Deadline to Claim Your Money and Articles

The Helium Publishing 360 sites have announced that: They are no longer publishing articles. The site is up for read-only purposes until December 15, 2014. You will want to claim your payments as soon as you can. You can still accrue money so you might meet the minimum threshold. And, Continue Reading

How to Live the Freelance Life is on Facebook!

I have had this page for a few years now, but only started adding a good amount of content over the past year. I was learning how to use the tool, and have come a long way. There is still much for me to learn. The Facebook page for How Continue Reading

Autumn Writing Ideas for the Non Fiction Writer

  Non fiction writers still have time to write for the autumn season. Whether writing blog posts, articles, or short ebooks, the ideas below will get you into the writing mood.   Take a walk, photographing nature’s beauty this time of year. Once home, upload these photographs to your computer. Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 4!

Last year was a big year for me, in many ways. I am very pleased with my accomplishments, that have set me up for a great Year 4 🙂 This year I start off being used to working with the two factors listed in the Year 3 Wrap Up post, Continue Reading

What to do with Old Articles

Do you have old articles that can be reused? Ones that no one else holds rights to? If you do, then you can recycle them. Here are some ideas for using them: Perform a quick edit of them and group them into categories. Create special reports or ebooks from these. Continue Reading