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Why I’m Breaking Food Photography Rules

| February 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
Why I’m Breaking Food Photography Rules

After nearly 10 years of food blogging, I am choosing to break food photography rules. Find out what I am focusing on instead. For the last seven years, I have shot food photos with a DSLR camera. I’ve invested in lenses. I’ve taken lessons, practiced, bought equipment to improve my skill and learned to manipulate […]

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Freelance Writing Goals: How to Achieve Yours

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Freelance Writing Goals: How to Achieve Yours

Do you dream of being a freelance writer, writing from coffee shops and making your own schedule? While that can be part of a freelance writing career, it is also a lot of hard work. You need to treat your work like a business, and plan well — including setting goals. Goals are an important […]

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Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

| May 19, 2014 | 2 Comments
Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

There are so many great things about being a freelance writer. But sometimes, freelance writing can begin to feel stale making it hard to write (hello, writer’s block!). What should you do? Walk away. No, really, I mean it. A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch editing a piece I’d written for […]

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Freelance Writing: Taking Leaps of Faith

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Freelance Writing: Taking Leaps of Faith

“Take some chances.” A friend said that to me recently. Though the context had nothing to do with freelance writing, the words are as applicable in life as they are in a writing career. Just like in life, if you stick to safe writing topics, things are bound to get dull and boring pretty fast. […]

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Free Printable: Blog Post Planner

| March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Free Printable: Blog Post Planner

As a writer, I rely on organization to ensure that every bit of research and planning I do advances whatever I am working on. That means remembering a small notebook whenever I am researching new destinations, snapping photos with my iPhone or my DSLR camera and keeping detailed lists of the things that need to […]

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Freelance Writing: How I Track Monthly Income

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Freelance Writing: How I Track Monthly Income

In early 2013, I made a big change to how I do business. For a few years, I’d been noting when I expected to be paid for assignment on a few pages in the back of my planner. As it would come in, I would check it off. It was simple and to-the-point. The casual […]

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3 Lessons from my Self-Publishing Adventure

| July 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
3 Lessons from my Self-Publishing Adventure

In April, I self-published my first book as an e-book available exclusively for the Kindle. Self-publishing has been a big learning experience, and one that caused me to slow down and rethink how I will launch my second e-book. Writing books has always been part of my personal life plan. It’s something I have worked […]

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How to Find Inexpensive Linens for Food Photography

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
How to Find Inexpensive Linens for Food Photography

Do you take photos of food? Then you’ll want to check out this quick tip on how to find inexpensive linens for food photography.

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Blogging 101: Are You Making It Hard to Share?

| April 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Blogging 101: Are You Making It Hard to Share?

So you’re writing this blog. It’s going well, and people respond to your cool projects, inspired photos and interesting stories. Search engine traffic is coming in (yay!) and your stats are on the rise. Still, for some reason you don’t see that many people sharing your stuff on social media. Why not? Could you be […]

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Introducing … Better Blog Writing: How to Improve Your Writing to Keep Readers Coming Back for More

| April 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
Introducing … Better Blog Writing: How to Improve Your Writing to Keep Readers Coming Back for More

Introducing … (This makes me so excited. I am literally giddy with excitement.) My new e-book: Better Blog Writing: How to Improve Your Writing to Keep Readers Coming Back for More Available exclusively for the Kindle (and Kindle apps), Better Blog Writing is a short guide to improving your writing, finding inspiration for your blog […]

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