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6 Perfect Freelance Writing Opportunities

Welcome back to The Write Styles where today I give you 6 Perfect Freelance Writing Opportunities. I trust that these companies will suit your needs and if you missed my last article, don’t forget to check out 7 Great Companies Offering Freelance Writing Jobs.

6 Perfect Freelance Writing Opportunities

SHMOOP

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that aims to suck less of the joy of learning out of learning. Especially when it comes to finance. We’re looking for talented writers with vast experience in and a blatant love for money. Er, we mean finance.

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You may be dreaming of quitting your day job, becoming your own boss, and earning great money as a freelance writer.

Becoming a freelance writer – and I mean the kind of writer who earns enough money to quit their day job – is probably harder than you thought.

Whether you want to spend more time with your kids, take exotic vacations, or simply buy a bigger house in a better suburb, freelance writing can enable you to earn a solid income without answering to a boss, commuting to work, or being a slave to the clock.

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GENERATION 180

Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness through original, engaging content, digitally enabled campaigns, and an empowered volunteer network. If you care deeply about informing, educating, and empowering the public to engage in the transition to clean energy, we’d love to talk with you.

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ANDY THOMAS CAREERS NOW

We are seeking a part-time Resume Designer. The ideal candidate must have 1+ years resume design experience and a background in HR, Marketing, Business Development or Sales Consulting. We will train you to utilize our corporate template and you will be personally involved with interviewing each résumé client during the production process.

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Feel free to Contact Me if you would like to Guest Blog For Us and I do suggest that you check out an article of Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle.

Blessed Be

Julia xx

10 Top Companies Offering Freelance Writing Jobs

Hello and welcome back to the Write Styles where today I give you 10 Top Companies Offering Freelance Writing Jobs! I am sure that these jobs will keep you busy and motivated this weekend 🙂

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PERFUMES 4U

Perfumes 4 U is a family owned and operated perfume retail company that has been in business since 2001. Our team is looking for a remote, part-time Blogger to generate engaging, original content for our website and blog. The Blogger will research topics and develop exciting posts that will appeal to our target audience and promote the blog using social media, direct email, and other methods to alert and expand our readership.

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AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER

With five JCAHO-accredited facilities in New Jersey, Florida and California, Ambrosia Treatment Center has helped over 10,000 people recover from alcohol and other drugs. By combining the latest advancements in addiction medicine with concierge clinical care, lives are healed and families are restored. Ambrosia Treatment Center is in search of talented journalism/communications students who are interested in a freelance, strategic business writing position.

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MARTS & LUNDY

Marts & Lundy, one of the nation’s leading philanthropy and fundraising consulting firms, is seeking a part-time Affiliate Writer to join our team. Our goals are ambitious—we try to help each of our clients reach and sustain their philanthropic potential and thereby fulfill their missions

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MANTELLIGENCE

Love the content that you read on Mantelligence, and want to contribute? Great, because we’re always looking for great writers (with or without experience) to contribute to the site! We love writers with a friendly/relatable voice, who are concise while still being clear/easy to understand, and who are able to easily sell the value of an idea/product.

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631MARKETING

631Marketing is a New York-based digital marketing agency. We are looking for an experienced content writer and editor with a proven track record. This is part-time at first but will turn into a full-time position if it’s a mutual fit.

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NULL BYTE

Are you an information security expert with some free time and a passion for teaching? Null Byte is the largest white hat hacker community for beginners. We’re searching for InfoSec experts to write tutorials and expand our coverage in new and exciting directions.

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FIRED UP DIGITAL

Fired Up Digital is a DC and Cambridge-based digital marketing agency with staff members in the US and Europe working for clients selling in the US helping them sell their products and services. We specialize in digital marketing with our big focus serving small and medium businesses. But we need your help. We’re looking for a writer who can work with the client to develop content for their business with guidance from the CEO.

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DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE

Davis Wright Tremaine’s family business practice group is looking for a content writer to aid in creating weekly content to post on its Family Business Resource Center. We are seeking a law student to write content for the family business resource center to then be reviewed and edited by attorneys in the group before posting.

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PLUS ONE

Plus One is now an Optum company, known internally as Optum On-Site Services. On-Site Services ignites employee activation in health ownership and drives engagement in health and wellness programs. We are currently seeking a full-time Copywriter/Proofreader to work out of our Corporate Headquarters office located in lower Manhattan in New York City, but the position is flexible to maintain a remote working arrangement via telecommuting.

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FIT FATHER PROJECT

Designed exclusively for busy fathers over 40 who
want to destroy stubborn belly fat, build lean muscle,
and get healthy for the second half of life. We are searching for an organized and accurate individual with experience in writing content for fitness blogs, magazines, newspapers or the like, to serve as a technical content writer for our fast-growing fitness company.

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I trust that these jobs will suit your needs. If you missed my last article, don’t forget to check out where I Reunite with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle.

Blessed Be

Julia xx

Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle

Hello everyone, today we are Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling author Michele Barrow-Belisle! Michele, thank you for this wonderful opportunity and welcome back to The Write Styles! 🙂The Write Styles

Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle

TWS: Since your previous interview,  I have been following your success stories. One headline really needs to be addressed, your book Fire and Ice is becoming a movie! We at The Write Styles congratulate you on this remarkable achievement, congratulations! Please, can you update our readers on what they can now expect from Fire and Ice? And of course, how you feel about this dream come true?

Michele: Hi Julia, thank you so much for your good wishes, and for the opportunity to share more of my story! It’s been a fascinating journey so far…the movie deal is the cherry on a really yummy sundae. I don’t have many details that I’m permitted to share about the movie at this point. I can say it’s a lengthy process, and things are moving forward, which is exciting. It’s been fun to hear details about the budget they’ve set for the film, and brainstorming directors, screenwriters, and cast, as well as discussing potential filming locations.

I’ve been granted a rare behind the scenes access to the much of the process, for which I’m extremely grateful and excited. It’s like getting a personal tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, lol. I’m loving every minute. I can share that the film production company has optioned the first book, and has intentions of producing films for every book in the series. And speaking to that, as you may know, the Faerie Song series was originally intended to be a trilogy. But it very quickly became apparent to me that three books weren’t going to be enough to tell the story I wanted to tell. Or the story the characters wanted told. (they can be rather demanding, lol) So now it’s called the Faerie Song Saga, and it will include a minimum of six books in the series. And potentially, four films.

TWS: What inspired fire and ice?

Michele: I guess it’s deeply rooted in my love of all things fantasy. That combined with an interest in magic and faerie lore. When I first started writing Fire and Ice, it was with the intention of writing for a younger age group. I wrote the first draft and then set it aside, not sure what was missing, but certain it lacked something fundamental.

Subsequently, I finished the first draft around the time the Twilight books had come out. It pretty opened the door wide open for the “YA (young adult) and teen/adult genre crossover. Suddenly I knew what needed to change. I went back and revise the entire story, aging up the characters to fit the YA genre and adding in a stronger romance element.

From there it took on a life of its own. It makes me laugh when I look back. At the time I only planned to write this one book and nothing else. Now, I can’t seem to stop writing, lol. I’m addicted!

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TWS: How long did it take you to write your books and where did you find the time to write?

Michele: Fire and Ice took the longest. Technically it was a six-year process when you combine the time I started it, the years I set it aside and the time I rewrote the final draft. The rest of my books, fortunately, haven’t taken anywhere near as long. I can write a first draft in about 4 or 5 months.

Drafting goes fairly quickly. It’s the editing and rewrites that take the most time. And since most of my books are on the longer side, I typically release a book a year. My readers and fans especially wish I could write faster, and so do I, but I struggle with maintaining quality while writing quickly. I’m getting a little quicker though.

For me, finding the time to write is like finding the time to eat. When its something you have to do (because it feeds your soul) you automatically make the time. There are some days when I don’t write at all, and others, I’ll write for ten hours at a time or more. It varies, and I try not to get too caught up in structuring time for my writing If it doesn’t happen one day for some reason or another—because of you know…life—I know that if I just wait it out I’ll get back into it again.

I think a big part of that is giving yourself permission to devote the time and letting whatever amount of time you can commit to, be okay. If I write for five minutes, that counts. If I write for an hour that counts. And if I write for twelve hours, that counts too.

Every word on the page adds to your total word count, so they matter. Of course, I’m partial to the days when I can write uninterrupted for hours on end, but that’s certainly not an everyday occurrence.

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TWS: Michele, it is very easy to lose one’s passion once success is achieved. What has kept your passion of writing alive? 

Michele: That’s an interesting question. I think for most creative people, they don’t lose their passion, they just channel it in a different direction. My writing is kept alive, because it really has a life of its own. I adore stories and have been making them up in my head for as long as I can remember.

When I’m standing in line at the grocery store, or people-watching at the mall, I’m drafting mini scenes in my head. Making up explanations for why that guy said what he did to the girl next to him, what might have come before and what could possibly come after.

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So, part of the passion that fuels me, is that there’s literally no end to the possibilities. It became a little more challenging after I was first published. Before that, my writing was just for me. I always intended to share it with the world, but there’s nothing at stake really when you’re writing just for you.

It took some course-correcting to get used to the idea that I was writing for the world. And what I had to and still have to hold on to, is knowing that even though my work is being seen and judged, I’m still just writing for myself. I write what I love to read, what entertains me, and I write the stories the characters want told.

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TWS: Did you ever have those days of writer’s block? What did you do to overcome those days?

Michele: I’m not sure that I have actually. Somedays I don’t know what to write, and it’s during those times that I’ll jump to another story or start something new entirely. But I’ve never experienced a block. There are just so many ways to overcome not know what to write.

Another great cure for writer’s block is reading. Without fail, diving into a fabulous novel inevitably leaves me itching to start writing again. Or playing the just imagine. Imagine if your character had only three days to live. What would they do? How would they react. It doesn’t matter if that’s part of the plot or not, it just helps to get the creative juices flowing again. And sometimes taking a break entirely for a few days is what’s needed.

I do that from time to time, and I never label it as being “blocked.” It’s just a change. I’ll binge watch some Netflix or go to the theater to see a movie…two things I love but don’t have much time for. Again, it’s more about giving yourself permission, and not getting caught in the cycle of frustration of not being able to come up with anything to write.

Letting go and relaxing is often the best cure. Just not for too long. Take a break, then dive back in. It’s not always easy, and yes, writing can be hard. Publishing…even harder sometimes. But it’s so rewarding to push through the tough parts and come out victoriously on the other side. Passion and tenacity definitely help.

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Melt
TWS: Can we expect another book?

Michele: Definitely! I’m addicted, remember, lol. I actually have a new release that came out at the end of February. Melt is the fourth book in the Faerie Song Saga. The reading order is Fire And Ice, Bittersweet, Freeze, Melt, Burn, and Darkest Light. The last two are on the coming soon list. And, you’re the first one to hear this, but there will be a Faerie Song nomenclature/compendium, with illustrations, and additional stories and lore from the Nevermore. No idea when it will be finished, but it’s in the works.

Additionally, I’m working on an entirely new series with witches, called Written In Red. Also a standalone novel, a reverse fairytale retelling of Cinderella set in a post-apocalyptic world, called Cinder And Ash. And lastly, I’m working on the second book in my children’s picture book series, Pirate Wishes 1-2-3. The first one, Fairy Wishes 1-2-3 (if I Could Be you and You Could Be Me) was released last year.

That pretty much sums up what’s on my plate at the moment, but you never know when that might change, lol. Honestly, I’m just following my muse and seeing what unfolds.

Thank you so much, Julia, for inviting me to share my writing journey, it’s been a pleasure!

Michele Barrow-Belisle

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Thank you for your time Michele!

If you missed last weeks article, don’t forget to go check out 16 Amazing New Work From Home Writing Jobs!

Blessed Be,

Julia xx

16 Amazing New Work From Home Writing Jobs

Hello and welcome back to the Write Styles where today I give you 16 Amazing New Work From Home Writing Jobs!  If you missed last weeks article, do not forget to check out how Attila Blága Shares How Writers Can Benefit From the Magic of Tarot.

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ELITE DAILY

Are you an entertainment junkie who’s obsessed with the Kardashians, Meghan Markle, and Chrissy Teigen’s tweets? Do you know the name of every Kylie Jenner lip kit and dream about Selena Gomez’s relationship with Justin Bieber in your sleep? Then Elite Daily’s celebrity writer position is for you. Writers should have extensive knowledge of celebrity culture, strong news judgment, a fun and witty voice, and the ability to write quickly and cleanly.

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DOLCE VITA

Seeking a freelance copywriter to help bring to life our brand voice with clear, consistent and engaging messaging.

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COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDREN

We work with parents, educators, and local leaders to make sure our region’s children have the learning opportunities they need to succeed.

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KINDRED BRAVELY

Kindred Bravely is an online clothing retailer for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. We are a fast-growing team based all over the world. The perfect candidate for this job is a self-starter that LOVES copywriting, is a great storyteller, a grammar guru, and has experience with managing other writers or project management skills.

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CLARIVATE ANALYTICS

We’re an independent owned company with a rich heritage and a bold entrepreneurial mission. If you’re excited by the thought of helping people and organizations go from new ideas to life-changing innovations faster, we’re excited to consider you for a position at Clarivate.

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BYTHON

Bython Media is a digital media and marketing agency focused on information technology. We are currently hiring multiple technical SEO writers who have a deep understanding of and proficiency in writing in the following categories: marketing, finance, human resources, media, and information technology.

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TRAVELISTA CLUB

We are looking for people all over the world to work for us as freelance Travel Writers. You do not need to be traveling – you can write travel guides about the place you live. We have various levels of pay-per-article and the sign-up process is very simple.

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WRKSHP

We need a writer capable of creating short, powerful content that connects with people. Your words will be the voice of Beat Fever and touch the lives of millions.

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WEST ED

WestEd is committed to the belief that all students should succeed in our schools and that all learners — from infants to adults — should thrive in our communities, despite the circumstances they were born into.

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SHADOW MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

We are your ultimate career portal offering career advancement services such as Professional Resume Writing Services, Social Media Branding, Cover Letter Services, and Interview Coaching. Will train and mentor.

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RAISON

Are you an independent technical writer with your own clients but are looking for regular work from an agency that you can bank on? Let’s talk. We are a small shop that often needs to get big in a hurry. That’s where you come in. We need experienced technical writers that can step in and help us generate content outside of our standard expertise or when we need some extra muscle.

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HANDY

We are seeking several Freelance Copywriters to help us write copy for hundreds of landing pages, blog posts, and press releases. This is not a full-time role, and will be project-based and freelance only. You will mostly work remotely, and on occasion come by the Handy office or participate in video chats for periodic check ins.

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FILMLESS

Based in San Francisco, FILMLESS is a network of extremely talented producers, video editors, voice over artists, cinematographers, writers, graphic artists, and on-screen talent
who specialize in bringing ideas to life.

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OUTSYSTEMS

Write fresh content based on research and brainstorming or by self-education then by following instructions provided for each type of document. Ensure that web page content is edited properly and matches company tone to increase on-screen readability.

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SUN LIFE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

Sun Life Family Health Center is a not-for-profit federally qualified health center located in Arizona’s golden corridor. Our employees truly care about our patients, the organization, our fellow employees, as well as our community.

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SHOPR AUSTRALIA

Fashion Shopr are looking for bright, motivated people interested in Fashion & Accessories to join our team of freelance writers and social media marketers. Beauty Shopr are looking for bright, motivated people interested in Beauty to join our team of freelance writers and social media marketers. Sports & Fitness Shopr are looking for bright, motivated people interested in Sports & Fitness to join our team of freelance writers and social media marketers. No experience necessary, full training & support for beginners!

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Julia xx

Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West

As writers, many of you may sit at your keyboards hacking away forever to either reach your deadline or finish just one more paragraph. However, what do these seated hours do to your body physically? How is our circulation affected and is there a fix-it? Today we look at how to Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West.  I am pleased to have Stuttgart based,  personal trainer, Carla West assist us with some writer-friendly ideas on how to overcome the physical torments of writing.

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Carla, I must also compliment you on your very informative website, your videos and tutorials are simply wonderful!

As you are clearly a very busy lady, I especially thank you so much for taking the time to share your message, so I will bounce right in.

Philosophy

TWS: Having gone through your site, I simply love your ideas and outlooks. How would you summarize your philosophy about fitness and health?

Carla: Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments! I am very honoured to be interviewed by someone like yourself.

My philosophy is very simple: Do what you enjoy.

Whatever form of training you enjoy, do it. You are never going to stick to an exercise routine that you hate. It might take some time for you to find what you like. I love doing a combination of things and pushing myself to the next level in every form of exercise I do.

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That being said, there is value in every form of training. Whether you do yoga, Pilates, running, boxing or weight training. Whatever it is that you enjoy – just make sure you stick to it. Be consistent. Do it multiple times a week. Set goals. Soon enough exercise will become a habit and something you even look forward to, not a chore. And of course support your training with good nutrition; fuel yourself so that you can perform at your best. Stretch, use a foam roller. Give yourself days off to let your body repair and recover.

Basically, just take care of yourself.

Circulation

TWS: Do you have any ideas on how we can perhaps increase our circulation while writing? It would be great to get our articles out and work out! Heaven knows, with the hours we put in, we too could look great! This may be a long-shot, but is it possible?

Carla: Of course it is possible! Luckily short bouts of aerobics, strength exercises, and stretching in between emails and writing can help improve fitness levels and heart health.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Always take the stairs –  take two at a time for a real leg burn.
  2. The Seated Leg Raiser – While seated, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds. Then lower the leg(s) back to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor. Repeat (alternating legs if raising them separately) for 15 reps.
  3. Perfect your posture – perfect posture is a must for long days at the desk. Adjust the chair height to make sure the feet, hips, and arms are at 90-degree angles to the floor. Engage the core to keep the back straight throughout the day. No slouching allowed!
  4. Shoulder blade squeezes – For improving hunched posture, squeeze your shoulder blades together for 10 seconds, release, and repeat.
  5.  Wrist stretch. Stretch your arm out in front of you with the palm up. With your other hand, grab your fingers and lightly pull them down to stretch your forearm.
  6. Back twist. Sit up straight in your chair and place your right arm behind your right hip. Twist to the right and hold. Alternate sides.
  7.  Neck rotations. Drop your chin and roll your neck. Raise your chin up and bend your neck to each side.

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15 min Workout

TWS: Many writers, myself included, discipline ourselves to take 15 – 20 min break from our PCs every so couple of hours. Could you suggest a workout that one could do in such a short time?

Carla: Yes! The most beneficial workouts would be a quick 15-20 min High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session, because honestly that’s all the time you need. A few benefits of HIIT include: Increased energy, boosted metabolism, muscle tone improvement, reduced body fat.

For a quick hard HIIT session I would suggest choosing 4 exercises. Existing out of one for lower body, one upper body, one for abs, and one that’s a bit more cardio related and gets your heart rate up. For example: Squats, push-ups, crunches, and Burpees. Do each exercise for 1 minute and only take a 10 sec break between the exercises. You get a 1 minute break after the 4 exercises and then you start the circuit over again. In 20 min you should’ve been able to do 3-4 Rounds and you will be sweating.  🙂 Those are very basic examples of exercises; please feel free to switch it up and add your own.

Writers Diet

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TWS: When visiting your site, I was especially intrigued by your thoughts on diet remains essential. Can you advise which foods writers should focus more on? Foods to assist with concentration, foods that will fuel us, but not hang around forever? Can you think of a ‘writer-friendly’ diet?

Carla: The habit I suggest all my clients is planning ahead, buying healthy snacks in advance and having them at your desk will keep you satisfied and stop those afternoon sugar cravings to kick in that will hinder your concentration as well. Good examples of snacks to have at your desk would be:

  • Fruit or Dried Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Protein Bar, Fruit & Nut Bar, or Energy Bar
  • Yogurt
  • Granola

And foods that will improve your focus:

  • Blueberries
  • Green tea
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Water
  • Dark chocolate
  • Flax seeds

Message for Writers

TWS: Lastly, and once again thank you for your time and sharing all this exciting information, but what would your ‘mantra’ be for writers?

Carla:I am responsible for my own destiny.”

This might not be specific to only writers but anything you do in life, everything you put your heart and soul in will be successful. I love knowing and reassuring myself that I am in control of my own life, my happiness, success, body, fitness, food, mental health and state of mind. It’s all up to you to make the decision and to take action.

As previously mentioned, I must stress that you visit her powerfully insightful site, its loaded with amazing tools that we can use on a day-to-day basis. What I find different about Carla, is she is real.

Write and Stay Healthy with Carla WestCarla specializes in body conditioning, body fat and weight loss. You can reach Carla at any of the following.

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I so enjoy Carla’s style, her outlook and her manner of simplifying matters. I know I am going to get started with my workout as of this very moment!

Do you have any ideas you would like to share? Please feel free to leave comments or contact me. Remember, I am always interested in posting Guest’s Blogs, so if you have anything insightful to share, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

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Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author

Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author

Zora Marie, author of Free of Asenten (Zelia the Phoenix of Hope Book 1), might be new to the author scene but she definitely takes off with a bang! As many authors compete against one another, Zora shares a unique perspective. She chooses to embrace other authors believing that authors stand a better chance together than apart. I found myself compelled to find out more about Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author. I trust you will find her diversity and outlook as compelling as I do!

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What does writing do for you?

Writing has done quite a few things for me. It’s given me a place to spill my guts and let my imagination run wild. Since I’ve been living with my family down south it has given me someplace to direct my pent up social energy. I suppose I should go out and make friends, but I’m a bit of an introvert. Even doing things like this can be a feat in of itself, but I’m getting better at it.

 

What inspires your writing?

Now, as far as what inspires my writing, that’s a whole other story. I have a love of Norse and Greek mythology, among a long list of others, and that definitely shows in my writing. While I love the original myths, I do have a little brother so I’ve been sure to write in a way that my work is age appropriate for children of young ages while also being deep enough to be an engaging read for the older generations.

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Another thing that you’ll notice about my writing is that my other hobbies, current and past, have a tendency to bleed into my writing. I won’t go into too much detail as I could be here for a while if I did, but I have experience tanning hides, processing my own food, making my own yarn, and a ton of other things that has given me a unique perspective about many things that most people my age haven’t the slightest perception of how it works.

Why did you take to writing?

Quite skimpily put, the story of Zelia had been bugging me for years. Finally, it demanded to be put down on paper.  I already had most of the world built and several of the characters fleshed out. In February I may have only started putting her world on paper.

I really didn’t have time to write, I made time. Cutting all television and most movie watching gave me the time to write between college assignments.  I love writing and would love to do it for a living, but I rather choose to write a compelling story than write to pay my bills.

How does writing help you?

Funny that you should ask. I’ve actually always been utterly horrible at spelling and grammar. However, as I’ve written and edited my work multiple times my spelling and grammar has improved. Not only that, but I’ve noticed that my research paper writing abilities have improved. Which is good, seeing as how I’ve been writing a lot of them this summer.

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Do you have days when you can’t write?

Certainly, I have actually just hit a wall with the first draft of book 3. I know where the story is going but I’m not sure how it’s going to get there. The characters are taking their sweet time decided where they want to go next.

What did you do to overcome these days?

I’ve found that editing other parts of the work or even earlier books in the series to be extremely helpful. It helps me get back into the character’s heads and stirs the kettle up a bit. If that doesn’t work I’ll step back and read a book. I have a few books on my shelf that are waiting to be read and a few works of Indy authors that are on my wish list.

When I read I delve into another author’s world and learn their writing style and when I come out I can look at my own work with a whole new light. Sometimes it’s almost as if I received an upgrade. When I learn something new or find something in someone else’s writing that bothers me, it opens my eyes to all kinds of things.

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What inspires you?

As of late, the most inspiring thing has been the willingness of authors to help each other. I know that I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for the advice and encouragement of both authors I have met in person and those I have met through social media. It’s my interactions with these people that make me want to strive to be a better person, one that is there and willing to lend a helping hand.

Zora Marie is truly a fascinating person and author, and yes, she most certainly has many unusual pastimes! You can find out more about her at her book launch – July 28th!

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Zora Marie will be posting her exciting happenings as they unfold on her website in the weeks after the event so be sure to come poke around and support her at https://zoramarie.weebly.com and catch her exciting newsfeed onTwitter @AuthorZoraMarie

Thanks for having me!

Thanking Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author, for sharing her precious time, her energy and her passion with us all! If you wish to guest blog here and showcase your work on all my social networks, please don’t hesitate to contact me… I will do all I can to assist you!The Write Styles is her for YOU.

Blessed Be,

Sancheo


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