Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Professional Writer?

At some point, the average writer will make a decision: to continue writing for pleasure and occasional payment or to make it a career. Either is fine. Some of you may not want the stress of producing words to keep your finances in the green. It’s no easier than clocking into a shop or office […]

10 Uses for your Writing Tomato

Put Tomato in your header It’s day 2 of my WI takeover. I was hoping for hostages, but they all told me they had to use the restroom and I haven’t seen them since. However, in a half-hearted attempt to follow Super G’s instructions, I will post about tomatoes. Why tomatoes? I’m glad you asked. […]

How to Write a Good Bad Review

“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Mama’s advice serves well to keep us kind, but people don’t always need kind. We don’t even need polite all the time. Sometimes we need truth. Gina birthed the question on facebook: “Why do people post negative reviews?” Ron responded with a post about […]

ACFW and the Power of Connection

I started a tradition of summing up my ACFW conference experience in a word years ago. It’s been insightful and fun looking back over the years as God spoke one or two words specifically for me. Maybe with all the excitement and conference overload one or two simple words was all I could handle. Maybe in this […]

Platform Building 101

A long time ago (okay, maybe it was just four years ago…), I wrote a book in a month. I knew this book was genius. I knew it would be snapped up, salivated over, and sold worldwide. I found myself an agent. Because that’s all we have to do, right? Wrong. First, we have to […]

Re-creating missing receipts

Have you ever lost an important tax receipt? I accidentally deleted a folder in my inbox one day. You know the one… the one where I file all of my receipts from Amazon. Not a great move, considering I need all of those receipts for my taxes. Or how about the day when my lovely […]

Hobby Loss interpretation for writers

A lot of writers wonder if their writing business will be considered a hobby by the IRS. The IRS has specific guidelines for determining whether or not a business is for profit, but some of the rules can appear confusing, especially as they relate to writers. While the following list can’t replace sitting down with […]

Do I need to file taxes as a writer?

Tuesday are Tax Tips Tuesday here for the next month. Need more relavent information on writing and taxes? Click on the tag Tax Tips Tuesday or click HERE!     Do I need to file taxes as a writer? The simple answer is it depends. Here are a few considerations in deciding whether or not […]

Tax Tip Tuesday: Common Direct Expenses for Writers

Writers work in all different genres and write for a variety of media outlets.  Some of us are business writers, others create romance novels and many write articles for magazines or copy for web sites.  Putting words into print is our profession, but dealing with the financial aspects of our writing business can be challenging. […]

Tax Tip Tuesdays: Automobile Expenses and Deductions for Writers

With taxes about a month away, many writers are confused as to what expenses are tax deductible. When it comes to your automobile, here are some guidelines. Automobile Expenses for Writers Driving to the local office store to purchase writing supplies can generate a tax deduction with proper documentation. This is what you need to […]

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