Why and How I Save Money By Using YouNeedABudget

I don’t mean for this to sound like a commercial ad, but until I started using the online, budget-to-zero system and service, YouNeedABudget, I never handled my personal expenses as effectively as I do now. Because I work as a blogger, freelancer, and a part-time contractor,  I have to manage my income and expenses carefully in order…

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Why I No Longer Handwrite

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pens and Pencils.”   In the last say seven years, and especially since I started using the iPhone and iPad, I haven’t handwritten more than a few pages of writing. In many ways, I probably could be losing my handwriting skills, or at least the patience to write using pen…

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The Hardest Part Of Writing My Book

  The hardest part about writing my new book was the editing and proofreading. There’s no getting around that part of the process. You can’t automate it, you can’t do it in ten easy steps, and you’ll feel like the job is never done. Fortunately I had a few people help me with the proofreading– particularly…

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7 Reasons Why Most People Find Writing Hard to Do

As a professional freelance writer and former teacher of writing, I’m very familiar with how challenging writing can be. Most people don’t look forward to writing beyond Twitter or Facebook posts. Writing is a task and a job that many people put off doing until the last minute, or they hire a freelancer like myself…

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