I am the owner and operator of several blogs including WriterSanctuary.com. As a freelance writer since 2012, I have covered a range of topics and completed over 8,000 projects for clients. Follow me @WriterSanctuary on Twitter.
Benefits of Having an Author Blog When Self-Publishing
A blog can be an invaluable tool whether you’re a self-published or traditional author. Especially since everything today runs on the Internet. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed not to find an official or fan site of any popular author.
Why I Create 2-hour Blocks of Time for Writing My Next Book
As I have a lot of brands I am trying to build up, my time is at a premium. Not only am I working for myself, but I'm also the Content Marketing Team Lead of a web hosting company. Needless to say, I really don't have a lot of free time for everything I'm trying to accomplish. Regardless of how busy I am, though, setting up blocks of time to write my book has other benefits.
Best Content Types: Every Blog is Different
What kind of content should you write on a blog? It really depends on what works the best for the specific audience. Sure, you can read a few "expert" articles about the top-performing content types. But statistics these experts throw around are always based on averages across multiple industries.
How Much Time Do You Waste in a Day Working from Home?
On any given day, I am managing a lot of different online brands for both myself and my clients. And there are times when I feel completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work I often take on. While there are days when I think I've bitten off more than I can chew, I also realize that I do wind up wasting a lot of time in the day.
Treating Myself as the Client
There is no doubt that I put far more effort and time into client projects than my own. After all, they're the ones who are paying my mortgage. Without my clients, I wouldn't be where I am today. However, I also have a ton of projects on my plate that are purely for my own interests. And I just can't seem to pull together the same energy when it comes to my own projects as I do with that of client work.
Week 3 of My 12-Week Fitness Challenge: Not Doing Good
Here I am, a quarter of the way through my 12-week fitness challenge and I've only lost 6 pounds thus far. And this past week was terrible in terms of eating and physical activity. The silly thing is that I know what my problem is, but I just can't seem to stay focused for longer than 12 hours at a time.
I Am a Hurtin' Unit Today: Playing the Kinect
I am a fan of gamifying fitness in any regard. This means finding something you discover that is fun and that you can see yourself doing 12 months from now. And the Xbox Kinect is one such device that really does it for me. In fact, the majority of the last 80 pounds I've lost was thanks to the Kinect.
Why I'm Not Convinced the Oculus is Great for Exercise
One of the things I'm excited to try this year is seeing just how much of a workout I can get using the Oculus Quest 2. And although I haven't bought a game that really works up a sweat yet, I'm a bit on the fence on whether I should. This is coming from what I've done using the device thus far.
Definitely, Bit Off More Than I Can Chew
There's no doubt that I have a lot on my plate. At times, it feels like I ran through the line at Golden Corral piling on a bit of everything in the hopes I can choke it all down. Well, without the violent uprising from a lack of steak. And recently, I think I definitely defined my maximum capacity. Still, I refuse to let anything die off simply because of my inability to give up, even when it's clear that I should.
50,000 Words in 38 Days?
I have a self-imposed deadline of May 1st for my next book. It'll actually be the first fictional tale I self-publish, and I want to make it something grand. But can I crank out 50,000 words in 38 days given the sheer amount of stuff I have to do every day?
Ways in Which Freelancing is More Difficult Than a Traditional Job
I've been a full-time freelancer since February of 2013. And over the years, I've come to the realization that being a freelance writer working from home is quite a bit more difficult than having a traditional 9-to-5 job. In order to succeed, it takes a special kind of mindset as you are responsible for a lot more than what you might realize.
How Long Does it Take to Write a 90,000-Word Book?
Too many people are keen to make a quick buck on platforms like Amazon. This is why low-content books are so popular right now. It's all about getting as much as possible on the platform to rake in the cash. But it doesn't always work out that way. Some of us put more effort into actually writing longer books to entertain the masses.