Why You Should Just Stop Processing Your Inbox

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Here's a phrase I hear from a lot of Internet/business/marketing guru-types: "To be more productive, choose one hour per day where you'll process your inbox." Or: "To process your inbox quickly, respond to every email in five sentences or less." These are very smart businesspeople, and many of them take pride in how accessible they are and how ...

The One Phrase Freelance Writers Need to Stop Using Now

By Jennifer Lawler I can always tell when a writer isn't going to make it as a freelancer. The secret is easy. I just listen for the phrase "churning it out" -- as in "I'm churning out a lot of work today" or "I churned out two articles over the weekend." I hear that phrase, and ...

Could a Robot Do Your Job? Here’s Why You Should Write Like You Freaking Mean It

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When I started my Write for Magazines e-course around 10 years ago, I had one student who emailed me to ask if I would take a quick look at a query she had written. I did, and told her, "This part is wrong, and I would change this other part, and no way should you ...

On Trying Really Hard

I recently read a post by one of my favorite marketers, Naomi Dunford of Ittybiz, called "What If You Tried Really Hard?" This concept of trying hard immediately resonated with me as the owner of a business that helps writers. I'm always getting emails from writers who tell me they're having trouble making it work even ...

Write for Magazines Is Back – Plus a Free Gift!

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Many of my readers have expressed interest in my next Write for Magazines e-course -- the query writing class that has helped students break into GRIT, Spirituality & Health, Cottage Living, Woman's Day, Washington Parent, Pizza Today, and more. (BTW, if you want to read a prospectus I wrote on the history of the ...