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Writers Resources for 2015: Make a Living as a Writer With These Sweet Courses

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Want to make a living as a writer?

Maybe you’re simply looking to improve your craft. Maybe you want to self-publish a book, or you want to learn more about publishing. Perhaps you've got a side-hustle, and you want to turn it into a full-time business. Maybe you're working on a book proposal but you're stuck!

Either way, there's a LOT to learn in the world of writing.

If you're a writer, author, or want to begin publishing — then I've got something you won’t want to miss. Every once in a while, I get to participate in the creation of really cool products and offerings. Today, I'm part of an amazing round-up of resources made especially for writers:

The Writer’s Bundle.

My friends at The Write Life put together a package of nine ebooks and courses on freelancing, self-publishing, marketing, productivity and more.

You might recognize many of the names of the creators of these products, including Joel Friedlander, James Chartrand, Charlie Gilkey and Alexis Grant. Plus, if you look closely — one of my main courses is included as well. (Woohoo!) If you've been eyeing Content Strategy for Thought Leaders, then this will be a no-brainer: the entire bundle retails for less than the price of my class.

A lot less, actually.

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I feel obligated to say this in writing: if you purchased each of these resources individually, they would run you nearly $1,100.

Through this bundle, you can grab the entire package for just $99.

So if you've been wanting to join us in Content Strategy for Thought Leaders, which retails at $300, then you can do so today — for $99. And get eight additional classes as part of it.

What’s the catch? Because this is such a good deal, my friends over at The Write Life are offering it for THREE DAYS ONLY. That means if you want it, you should grab it now.

Download The Writer’s Bundle Here.

Want more details? Here’s what you get when you download The Writer’s Bundle:

  • Kindle Launch Plan: $1,400 in 30 Days & an Amazon Bestseller, from Nick Loper (retails for $99)
  • Content Strategy for Thought Leaders, from your truly! (retails for $300)
  • Learn Scrivener Fast, from Joseph Michael (retails for $179)
  • Book Proposal & Manuscript Template, from Joel Friedlander (retails for $27)
  • The Momentum Kickstarter Kit, from Charlie Gilkey (retails for $47)
  • Authority: A Step-By-Step Guide to Self-Publishing, from Nathan Barry (retails for $39)
  • Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Business, from Alexis Grant (retails for $47)
  • Video Idiot Boot Camp, from Katie Davis (retails for $297)
  • Write for the Web, from James Chartrand (retails for $23)

Remember: It’s only available until Wednesday, March 11th, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Get your hands on this amazing offer while you can!

P.S. Here’s the link once more: Download The Writer’s Bundle.

Ten Ways to Use Storytelling to Improve Your Ability to Connect and Communicate.

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Is making a blog really worthwhile?

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A 30-day writing challenge, a brand new class, and a book giveaway.

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The beauty in complaining

My head buzzes when I am around people who start to complain too much. It’s like an electric current goes through my head, starts building, and then my frazzled mind-space begins to implode under all of the pressure. I like solving problems, and can be known to interrupt or interject with “Yeah, sure, okay, but — howContinue Reading

How to Create an Online Home You Love: a one-night live event in NYC with Holstee, my hubby & me.

How’s your internet home treating you? Are you loving it, hating it, indifferent towards it, or … not making it? If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog, write an e-book, or create your own online home powerhouse to showcase your creative ideas, then it’s time to make it happen. I’m thrilled to announce aContinue Reading

When you fall down, break your routine, or stop writing: notes on re-starting.

The rhythm breaks. The routine falters. You write, so diligently, and then a week slips by. Getting back into the structure of things — writing — is even more challenging when traveling, moving, changing. I can make a million excuses; writing and making time for writing is and always seems so hard. It’s easier when I’mContinue Reading

You don’t have to do it alone. [an epic resource + event + spiritual program guide.] All my favorite programs for you, right now.

Many of us want similar things in life. Freedom. Love. Money. Safety. Security. Happiness. Depending on where you are in Maslow’s theoretical hierarchy of needs, your next immediate problem might either be finding a meal to satiate your hunger—or it might be reaching out to new meetup groups to make more friends. It might be heading out onContinue Reading

Why are stories so important?

The world is overcrowded with information. We’re wired to tell stories because it’s how we make sense of the world around us. Stories let us distill large, complex ideas and important messages into sticky, memorable pieces that we can carry forward with us in our minds. In the absence of a person or a phenomenon,Continue Reading

Pandering — and 9 other things great writers refuse to do.

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. — Mark Twain I don’t often publish guest posts here on It Starts With, but occasionally I meet a fellow writer with a story and a message that matches our audience. Today, I’m delighted to share the work of Isaiah Hankel. Isaiah isContinue Reading