Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

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Lessons Learned From 5 Years As An Author Entrepreneur

Five years ago, in September 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur.

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8 Smart Ways to Supplement Your Fiction-Writing Income

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that most authors don’t make a living off their writing. According to a 2014 survey, 54 percent of traditionally published authors and almost 80 percent of self-published authors make less than $1,000 per year, says The Guardian.

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Oh, Snap! 18 Websites That Pay Writers for LGBTQ Content

That’s the response I usually got from family and friends when I talked about leaving my day job to become a full-time freelancer. So I put it off. But after thee years as a smoking cessation counselor and researcher at Harvard Medical Center, I knew I needed to leave academia.

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Feeling Disorganized? How One Freelance Writer Uses Trello to Track Her Ideas

During college, I wrote for free. I didn’t realize I could be compensated so early on in my writing career. Once I graduated last summer, I committed to getting paid for my writing. That’s when I officially started my career as a freelance writer.

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How I Have Iterated And Optimized My Author Business In The Last Year

You have to be a change junkie to be successful as an indie author, because the self-publishing and entrepreneurial space moves so fast. Every book we write changes us, and every year that passes, we alter the way we do things. This makes it an exciting time to be an author, and I love it