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Now you can easily find time to write (and keep tabs on your progress)

~~~ Notes from Minnesota ~~~

Hey Freelancer,

Happy holidays! Wow. This year’s FLOWN by!

I’ll keep ‘er short today. However, I wanted you to know about a super cool resource you can use to keep track of all things freelancing in ‘18.

Read on for more info. Or check our my fancy dancy video here. Onward and upward,

Beth 🙂

P.S. Watch your in box for another fantastic resource heading your way very soon… 😛


Start 2018 with a bang and turbocharge your writing career!

I’ve always wanted a simple, uncomplicated calendar that would help me progress towards my goals. I couldn’t find one, so I figured, why not make it? So here ya go! Check out what it looks like in the short vid right here.

For a VERY limited time you can pick up the official Filbert Publishing Freelance Calendar. It’s terribly inexpensive, created by a long time freelancer for freelancers, and filled with tips to inspire…


Finding Time To Write
An Excerpt from Jumpstart Your Writing Career

Life is moving at a frantic pace – at least it seems that way at my house! And if you’re like me, you’ve always dreamed of becoming a writer. But how do you find the time in between family responsibilities, work pressure, and anything you may try to squeeze in between them?

Worse yet, what if you become ill? This happened to me in mid-2013 when I was diagnosed with cancer. My writing career took quite the hit when, along with the whole mental slam a diagnosis like that brings, I now got to try to my writing in amongst copious doc appointments. More on that later.

Needless to say, it’s overwhelming. When you’re in the middle of living a busy life, where are you going to find time to develop your writing skills?
Well, it’s not as hard as you think.

It just takes a bit of imagination… and writers have plenty of that.
It’s a good thing that just a little bit of writing each day will take you farther than you can imagine. And knowing a few tricks of the trade will advance your writing skills far beyond your competitors.

So, are you ready to get to work?

Here’s your first assignment:

Take a look at your typical (if there is such a thing) day. Where can you find a block of uninterrupted time to improve your writing skills?

Can you skip a television show? Can you squeeze some writing time in while you’re waiting for a bus, subway, or cab? Maybe you pick your kids up from school and have time to read or write while you’re waiting in the car.

Got a doc appointment? Get ready to wait… and have plenty of time to create something.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to steal some time away from your busy schedule so you can begin your writing career.

Get out your journal. Form a loose writing schedule. Decide when you’ll write. Then, just for the fun of it, document how you’ll feel when you begin to write on a regular basis. And I’ll see you next time.

(Pssst… want a handy tool to organize your days? Click here:


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