𝓕𝓲𝓭𝓭𝓵𝓮𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓼 & 𝓕𝓵𝓸𝓼𝓼 𝓦𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓢𝓮𝓻𝓿𝓲𝓬𝓮𝓼

Tomorrow is moving day.

It’s been a long hard road these last 6–7 months. I don’t know where I’d be right now without the support of my mother, who kindly…


Breaking up in 2020 is hard to do; but you can sur-thrive this catastrophe.

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This year will be entered in the history books of my life as the year of darkness. No, no one has died, but I’ve lost nearly everything. But you know what they say about darkness. A light shines brightest in the darkness.

If you are here, reading this, it is likely you have just been through a big break up, right in the middle of a pandemic. Or, you know one is on the horizon and you can feel that growing sense of fear and dread. Breaking up is hard, really hard. …


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New Year’s resolutions got their start some 4000 years ago. But what ancient peoples used as a promise to their gods in hopes to gain favor for the new year, is a lot different these days.

Today, we celebrate the conclusion of a year. We honor our losses for the previous year and place our hopes in a better tomorrow. Today, we bargain with ourselves. We make New Year’s resolutions — promises in hopes of self-betterment and good fortune. Not by the cosmic hands of Babylonian gods, but by way of our own making and perhaps a little luck. …


Time to take marketing to the next level.

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Are you thinking of upping your social media marketing for your writing business? Well, me too. After a wild #2020, I’m ready for a little intelligent planning. This year’s been so up and down! It’s time to take the wheel here and start the year right.

Do You Have a Social Media Marketing Plan?

It’s been a few weeks since I implemented a new “card-based” method of organizing article and project ideas. I could not be more pleased with the outcomes of this time-saving method. Now, it’s time to take it to my marketing plan. Yes, as writers, we need a marketing plan.

Perhaps you are doing the same thing I am right now. Reviewing your numbers for the year. Looking for ways to optimize your time. Making plans for the new year to do better, be more diligent, publish more, make more money? Yes and more yes. Marketing is an integral part of our business and I aim to improve all aspects of my social media marketing for #2021. …


A bit about this writer’s app, what you can do with it, and the new name coming soon.

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Some time ago I covered 12 really creative ways you can share your work, self-promote, and drum up fans for your writing and your poetry. Mirakee was one of those suggestions.

Use smaller sites like Mirakee and Flipboard
Mirakee is a great place for poetry snippets and quotes — a very visual site with a younger following. Flipboard allows you to post your articles like a collection of online magazines that people can follow. (Quote from article.)

It has long been a smaller community I wanted to tap into and look for avid readers of poetry and lovers of the written word. (It is still on my to-be-explored list)I received an email today regarding an update for the app, which I downloaded, along with a new piece of info: a name change. …


We have new submissions guidelines and more news!

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This newsletter pertains to:

  • ANYONE who writes for The POM
  • ANYONE who WANTS to write for The POM

Samantha Lazar and I have been hard at work behind the scenes to make sure The POM runs smoothly. We are a growing family and it is too hard to keep reminding people not to overstep editorial boundaries — people keep approving articles and poems that are not their own. The easiest solution is to centralize and move all non-editors that have editorial status over to writer-only status. If you HAD editorial status and you had submitted a draft in the last few days, but for some reason had not published (was leaving it to the editors to do) then you must check to be sure your draft is still pending for The POM. …


And other editorial tidbits you will need to be a part of the POMfam

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Hello POMfam! I encourage you to read this post in its entirety and follow The POM newsletter so you can be an integral part of our group.

Current New Writer Application Status: Open to new writers.

On June 23, 2019, I decided quite on a whim to create a Facebook group dedicated solely to the support of poets who write on the Medium platform. What developed was far beyond the hopes I had for the group. If you are one of our charter members, you have experienced this beautiful family unfolding firsthand. It has become a “home” for many of the poets here on Medium. A place to truly belong. …


I set a huge goal for my freelance writing business (Fiddleheads & Floss Writing Services) this month; to double my income. Instead, I have already more than tripled it this…


FREELANCE

A few tips and strategies you can use to grow your freelance business — from the start.

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The old adage “time is money” certainly applies to freelance businesses. It is crucial at every stage of business development, but especially in the beginning when you are mapping out your business strategies and implementing new software, getting your organization in place, and setting yourself up for success. With online services on the rise, now is the time to build that side hustle into dependable income. What fulfills a part time interest today could be the soil for a full time writing career (or other entrepreneurial opportunity) to grow and flourish in the future.

Early Freelancing Success Is Possible

I launched a full time writing business in July of 2020 after not having worked a “real job” in over 5 years due to some health issues. In July, I decided the time was right. The time was now. My expectations, though low, have been exceeded by the early success I am seeing for Fiddleheads & Floss Writing Services. Whatever freelance business you are dreaming of, there are a few things you can do to elicit early success for your business. I’ll cover those here along with some tips and strategies for finding early success in your freelance or solopreneur business. …

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