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Review -Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer

When The Writer Magazine called this book "An essential read for freelance writers" I thought it was a bit exaggerated only to find out after reading that it really is an essential read.  I can't recommend this one enough.  I really look for books that don't…

Patting myself on the back, just a smidge

I recently finished up a very large writing project, it was over 106,584 words. It was a project that stretched me in ways as a writer, which means at times it was uncomfortable in the way learning new exercises in the gym is uncomfortable.  In…
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An idle Brain is a rested brain

Lately I've been coming across articles that seem to line up with exactly the thinking and experiences I've been having recently the kismet is sometimes surprising even to my magical thinking. This article is a good example I think I've been in overdrive since the…
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New Writer Tools

Making the jump to being a full-time writer has been incredibly challenging, exhilarating, sometimes frustrating and completely worth it. There is a steep learning curve involved in actually making a living from writing.  I've put together a few of the things that have helped me…
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Gingersnaps

Fleeing velvet walls of pristine night.  The journey aided by the wailing baby’s cry.  Moving, gliding half-aware of prying eyes and misforgotten deeds.  I slide thorough this incarnation, a journey on the back of sea turtles and uprooted flowers.  You cannot see how real this…
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Travel article writing is hard and long

As part of my journey as a writer, I wanted to Ken-Saunders.com as a journal to capture some of the challenges as a relatively new professional writer that I experience.  As some of you may know I got a contract at the beginning of December…
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Times Shares and Travel writing

Things seem to have a funny way of coming up in my life.  As an example, I recently took on a new writing assignment.  I'm writing 250 smallish, 400-600 word articles on travel destinations with SEO keywords and at the same time, Lonnie and I…
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Long live the Oak King

Morning Star fallen Clouded Skys preventing Truth So many voices reminded by the evergreen That love and renewal is eternal Faith springs anew in the deepest woods Its Xmas time the longest night and shortest day The Oak King reigns once again.

Thoughtfulness Practices

When I was growing up, I was taught to be “mindful” and considerate of others around me. For me, it was just an obvious extension of the Golden Rule. You treat others as you would want to be treated, EVEN if they didn’t treat you…