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Creating Your Own Writing Space


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Are you thinking about joining the freelance writing world, whether you choose to publish and submit your completed work online or offline?  If so, begin by finding and creating a small office area, which will allow you to enter the magical world of freelance writing. You must develop several social media profiles like Facebook or Twitter to connect with other freelance writers, but be sure to listen to any tips or advice they give you as a new freelance writer.

First, you will need to set an office area with a sturdy desk or table, a desktop or laptop, and a good printer with paper. You will need a comfortable chair because you will be in it most of the day or night while writing. Additionally, you will need printer paper and notebook paper, as well as several pencils and pens in a cup. Pick out a decent reading lamp and then install an office program like Microsoft Office or Open Office. Make sure that you have enough space to work in since you will be taking many different reminder notes.

Second, look for a cup to keep pencils and pens in, which will allow you to save time by not looking for something to write with. Always keep a pencil sharpener and paper clips on your new desk, because you will use them daily. Be sure to leave enough room in your office for a small filing cabinet or some file boxes. You will be responsible for keeping records of your work, both online and offline for tax or business purposes.

Third, create a blog online with a blogging platform Blogger or WordPress, which will allow you to submit new blog post or articles. Pick out a special place to keep your references books like the dictionary or the tips for freelance writing book. As you pursue your freelance writing career, you will find that your career can stay on track, if you stay organized! Always back up files your work into the computer’s hard drive and a thumb drive, as well as sending them to OneDrive or another cloud program.

Fourth, Choosing your own writing space can be as simple as rearranging some furniture in your bedroom or in a quiet space in the house. Either way, you should choose a place that is away from all of the household distractions. Then, you can allow your creative juices flow, as you concentrate on creating a daily writing habit and building your client list by social networking with others.  Furthermore, you can adjust your writing space as you see fit, once your career begins to grow and expand.

Finally, you will need to establish a daily writing schedule, but you must pick a time that your creative juices will be flowing. Start, by setting some ground rules about your writing space with your family and friends. Ask each member to refrain from disturbing you, during your official writing time and turn your phone’s ringer off.  Now, sit down and let your mind enter the magical world of your own mind, so you can start writing about anything that comes to your mind.

Copyrighted by, Crystal S. Kauffman, 2018

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How to Build a Freelance Writing Career


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Are you a new and struggling freelance writer, who is looking for a way to make a living with your creative talent? Do you have a computer with a word processing program, a smart phone, and access to the internet? Have you already created a portfolio online and offline, in order to send to or show potential clients? Make sure that your portfolio has a current picture of you, a biography, and all the links or copies of the articles that has been published.

Include your best writing samples, in order to showcase your freelance work that has not been published online or offline. One way, to build your portfolio is to submit or pitch your articles to blog owners or website owners. You can also build a personal blog and publish your writing on your very own blogging platforms like WordPress, Weebly, or Blogger. There are websites that will allow you to join their website community and you may be able to find clients that need your freelance services.

Next, start searching the internet for freelance job listings or databases, which will allow you to register and apply for freelance work. Here are a couple websites to get you started on your freelancing journey, so check out www.upwork.com and www.freelancer.com. However, be sure to check out each new website that offers writing for cash with the Better Business Bureau first. This way, you can avoid being scammed by companies that charge you a monthly fee and never find you any work.

So, look into the community or database that you plan to join and avoid the frustration, which most young writers endure. But, you also visit the library or local bookstore, in order to find books that list the current freelance markets that are available. Additionally, there are blogs and websites that are devoted to listing information about magazines and blogs that are looking for current submissions. Before submitting anything, read each listing carefully and follow the websites guidelines or special needs of each editor.

Finally, submit an article to the local newspaper office or submit it online with a copy of your resume and several different writing samples. Submit articles that will capture an editor’s eye and his interest, so you will have a better chance of being selected for future assignments. Remember to connect with other writers and ask them ask about their favorite writing sites, in order to keep up with the growing profession of freelance writing.

Copyrighted by, Crystal S. Kauffman, 2018

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Book Review: The Path of the Child


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Book Review: The Path of the Child

Written by, Sojourner McConnell

The author Sojourner McConnell wrote a fantastic story about a girl named Melonie Easton. Throughout the story the author gives you a deeper glimpse into the child’s life. The child was a lonely child, who felt unloved and unwanted. As Melonie got older she began drowning herself into learning new things at school and through reading. As she becomes a teen, her life begins to change in many different ways. She makes a friend and they become close, during a period of new beginnings and tragic loss.

This story is well written and provokes deep emotions that allow you to connect with each of the characters in the story. This author has brought the story and its characters to life in this book. Ms. McConnell has done a fantastic job in making her characters memorable. I actually look forward to reading more books that are written by this author.

Take a moment to read this book yourself, because you won’t be disappointed!

Fantastic book.

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Get your copy today Path of the Child

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Hello Again…Updates


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I haven’t been writing lately, due to unforeseen circumstances in my life. I am back and writing when I can, between the many real life obligations I have. I hope everyone has been well and I pray that each person has experienced many blessings over the time I have been away. My latest blessing was given to me on June 1st, 2016, when I was able to rent to own my own place. I am so thankful to those special people who helped me during my transition. You know who you are!

Update on my Novel

My novel Ana’s Stand was supposed to be republished, however my computer got broke and I have not found someone to get the file off my computer. I am working on this situation and writing in my other books as well. I am doing reviews and starting to write articles again. Please take a moment to look at my new work and tell a friend. I am looking forward to earning my place in the writing world…one story at a time!

Update on Momma

My mom is doing well at her new home, but she needs prayer and so do I. She is getting used to the Rehabilitation center and is slowly gaining her strength back. She will be in the nursing home until she is able to fully care for herself again. My mom has been coloring and getting to know her new roommates, who are really nice as well. Her nurses love her and she seems to be flourishing, which warms my heart because it was tough to let her go.

Please keep us in your prayers,

Crystal K.

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Ways to Help Some Extraordinary Orphans in Kampala


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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The Real Life Orphanage is a place in Kampala, Uganda. The orphanage volunteers are trying to help the displaced children in their area. The orphanage needs help with donations or clothing, children toys, coloring items, sport items, and other things children love to do. The orphanage needs cash donations, in order to feed the children and to give the medical care. I have included the orphanages legal paperwork, but feel free to learn more about this special place that is mentoring children.

Sadly, these special children either have lost their parents to death or their parents just cannot care for them anymore. Fortunately, these children have a wonderful set of volunteers who have stepped in to care these amazing and resilient children. This orphanage is actually small and just starting out, so any help you can provide would help these volunteers care for these children. You can create shoe boxes full of personal hygiene items and maybe other things that may help the child thrive.

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Maybe, you could get your church or your co-workers involved, by donating your children’s old clothes and small toys. The children need unsung heroes and you could be that person for them, so take a moment to see how you can help these wonderful children and volunteers. You can also help spread the word, as well as find the Real Life Orphanage Home on Facebook. If you message them, someone will answer you, eventually when they get to the computer or phone that they use to communicate.

Just seeing the pictures of these kids will tug at your heart as it has done mine. Therefore, take a moment to share this blog or see how you can help make these special children’s life better. Thank you!

©2016, Crystal S. Kauffman

 

PS: LEGAL PAPERS

 

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Coming Home


By, Crystal S Kauffman, Staff Writer

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You’re the one I look to when my life falls apart,
You have had me in your hands from the start.
My life was bleak when I decided to move away,
So today, I come back home to you and here I will stay.

I know you will accept me, so I don’t feel an ounce of fear,
I am humbled, on my knees, and silently listening to hear.
Where do I go next as I choose to let you guide me,
You are the only the one in this world that can set me free.

Only you know where my life will ultimately lead,
I haven’t forgotten that I gave you my heart and its deed.
I have stumbled through life and looked for guidance from all,
Instead, I found a ton of strength the moment I took my fall.

I will continue to grow in the ways you choose for my life,
Despite the trials and tribulations that will cut like a knife.
Lord, I know you are in control of my life and my future,
Therefore, the peace will replace the temporary sutures.

©2012, Crystal S. Kauffman

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The Girl Who Holds My Heart


By, David Wahlstrom / Guest Blogger

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She is as pretty as can be and I bet she knows it,
I try to be her friend but I feel like I’m going to blow it.
When I see her smile it means a lot,
Sometimes it feels like she is all I got.

Her hair is beautiful and shines in the light,
The day I met her, I know I did something right.
I gave her my heart that day,
She said, “Yes” in her special way.

To watch her turn to go; would tear me apart,
She will always be a piece of my heart.
No matter where this road leads,
With her by my side; I will always succeed.

© 2015, David Wahlstrom

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To My Readers and Fans :

I am very proud mom, because my son wrote this poem. He is celebrating my birthday today with me and got a chance to watch him write this poem.  I think he may take after me! After he finished, I wanted to share his hard work with my friends and fans. Please enjoy!

Let him know what you think?

Happy New Year to All,

Author Crystal S. Kauffman

 

PS: Take a moment to let him how he is doing! Thanks.