Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash How inbound marketing techniques can bring new, qualified business to your doorstep. Whether your business is big or small, we have all seen our great content fall flat. It goes something like this… You have an idea for a great blog article. You do the research. You come up … Continue reading Is Your Blog Earning Its Keep?
8 Habits for Success as a Freelance Writer
Photo by Emma Matthews on Unsplash Living the writing life as a freelancer affords many benefits, not the least of which include flexibility in the schedule, the opportunity to practice one’s craft and the opportunity to make money on one’s own terms. The downside is that the writing life demands discipline to be successful. After … Continue reading 8 Habits for Success as a Freelance Writer
A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer
Ever wonder what Monday morning is like for the freelance writer? Here is a rundown of a typical day’s events in my life. 7:00am The alarm goes off. I shuffle downstairs for a hot cup of coffee followed by 15 minutes of prayer/meditation. I like the idea of centering myself before the bustle of the … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer
5 Reasons Writers Need a Posse of Support People
Photo by Matteus Ferreo on Unsplash Writing is a solitary pursuit. It is not something done in a group. It is long hours hunched over the keyboard or notepad. It’s writing, rewriting and fine tuning. But still, even for the most reclusive, having a posse of writers or friends that get you and your work … Continue reading 5 Reasons Writers Need a Posse of Support People
Do You Bleed for your Readers?
What good storytelling needs is a little cringe-factor Photo by Joanna Nix on Unsplash Earnest Hemmingway is famously quoted as saying that writing was not hard, “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” The man had a point. Good writing should stop us in our tracks- it should feel like we … Continue reading Do You Bleed for your Readers?
8 Habits for Successful Freelance Writers
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Living the writing life as a freelancer affords many benefits, not the least of which include flexibility in the schedule, the opportunity to practice one’s craft and the opportunity to make money on one’s own terms. The downside is that the writing life demands discipline to be successful. After … Continue reading 8 Habits for Successful Freelance Writers
What’s in Your Writing Space?
Photo by Jeanie Mayer Here’s what’s in mine… Like most writers, I have my little quirks. I have a hard time creating in chaos. I can’t cook dinner if the kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes. I can go to sleep of my room is a mess. If things in my immediate view are … Continue reading What’s in Your Writing Space?
Profile on March Industries
March Industries Puts Priority on Customer Service March Industries Staff Tucked away on Arrowhead Drive near the I-90 interchange is March Industries, a national supplier of innovative maintenance and industrial products that includes three main branches of business: Ooga Lights, which offers party lights, wedding and event lighting and accessories; the Floor Mat Shop which … Continue reading Profile on March Industries
Dreymiller & Kray
Dreymiller and Kray Dreymiller and Kray: Handcrafting Smoked Meats Since 1929 Hidden in plain sight along State Street is a storefront so humble, it is hard to imagine the bounty that lies within. Dreymiller and Kray is a specialty butcher shop that is a destination location for customers who travel from Chicago, Rockford, and many … Continue reading Dreymiller & Kray
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