Laurie

I live in Vancouver, BC with my husband Bruce, my dog Georgie, and my cat Nunki. We can't have kids, and we've made peace with it. I'm an introverted writer and morning lark! I love school, wine, animals, God, and my Quips and Tips blogs.

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How Do I Earn Income by Writing Articles for Online Markets?

Written by on September 15, 2012 in Online or Web Writing with 23 Comments

Q: I would love to write articles online as a supplemental income while I’m in school. I would appreciate any info on how to get started. Thank you very much! Writing for Online Markets to Earn Extra Money A: The most important thing to remember is that writing online and earning money isn’t easy. You […]

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How Do I Stop Making Excuses and Start Writing?

Written by on September 7, 2012 in Inspiration & Creativity, Writing Tips with 9 Comments

Q: “I recently wrote a first draft of my novel and then an unillustrated children’s book. I have tons of ideas for more than ten novels. These characters and stories speak through me every day and my biggest thing is I make excuses and do not honor my gift and in a way that affects […]

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The Writing Technique in 12 Easy Steps – From a Writer’s Workshop

The Writing Technique in 12 Easy Steps – From a Writer’s Workshop

Written by on July 22, 2012 in Fiction Writing, Writing Tips with 7 Comments

These steps to making writing easy are from a writer’s workshop given by Michael Gartner. A reader shared these tips on the writing technique in the comments section of one of my articles; they’re too good to waste away at the end of an article! This post was contributed by Katie, at the end of […]

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6 Tips for Writing Articles That Editors Will Buy and Publish

How many articles do you have circulating? That’s the first tip for writing articles that editors will buy and publish! If you don’t know what it means to have “articles circulating”, check this out: “C. Hope Clark has a great rule of thumb to keep her submissions in the hands of editors and not on […]

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How to Find Guest Bloggers to Write Good Articles for Your Blog

How to Find Guest Bloggers to Write Good Articles for Your Blog

Written by on December 6, 2011 in Blogging Tips, Blogs and Websites, Online or Web Writing with 27 Comments

I’m hiring editors to run Quips and Tips, and want to help them find guest writers. So, I gathered the best ways to attract good-quality guest writers and articles – ranging from MyBlogGuest to digging up your past sources. “The whole idea of guest blogging or guest posting is to get high-value backlinks pointing to […]

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How to Get Your Poetry Published – 5 Tips for Poets

How to Get Your Poetry Published – 5 Tips for Poets

Written by on December 5, 2011 in Fiction Writing, Publishing Tips with 7 Comments

These tips on getting your poetry into magazines, anthologies, or your own book of poems are from John C. Goodman. Not only has he published two collections of poetry, he wrote a non-fiction book called Poetry: Tools & Techniques. Here, Goodman describes the chances of getting your poetry published, and offers tips on breaking into the poetry […]

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Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

I need to hire a managing editor (or 7!) for my Quips and Tips blogs, but I don’t know how much to pay. I’m thinking payment per 100 page views, but I’d love your feedback… Here’s the scoop: For the past four years, I’ve been writing and blogging full-time — I started the Quips and […]

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Want to Make Money Writing? Build Relationships With Editors

Want to Make Money Writing? Build Relationships With Editors

Written by on October 20, 2011 in Freelance Writing, Magazine Writing Tips with 8 Comments

Getting published isn’t about good writing, it’s about good relationships. If you want to make money writing, check out these tips for building strong relationships with editors. I’m telling ya, relationships are the key to a steady income! I make money as a writer (I hope to earn more than $50,000 this year). The majority […]

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How to Manage an Unpredictable Cash Flow – Tips for Freelancers

How to Manage an Unpredictable Cash Flow – Tips for Freelancers

The worst part of freelancing (or any self-employed home-based business) is managing an unpredictable cash flow. These tips for freelancers are from a financial expert (not me) and an experienced freelance writer (me!). First, here’s a cool quip from a writer: “Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money,” said Irish American author J. P. […]

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The #1 Reason You Haven’t Written the Book You Want to Write

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Written the Book You Want to Write

Why haven’t you written the book you want to write – the book you’re meant to write? Maybe you’ll find out here – the number one reason many writers are blocked, frustrated, and disappointed. A couple days ago, I posted an article by publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant; it described how and why writers should never […]

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