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Welcome to Writing Etc.!


Thanks for subscribing to Writing, Etc.  You will receive it two, three… maybe even four times a month.  And yes, it’s free.  Totally free.

We will not give your e-mail address to anybody.  Ever. Period.

I always welcome your questions or comments. Just e-mail me at filbertpublishing(a) and somebody will read your question.  Sometimes we’ll even have time to reply.  Sometimes your question will be used in the “Q&A” section of Writing Etc. – but we’ll never use your name unless you give us permission.

You’re in for an exciting ride! Be prepared to read a lot. Get ready to learn. And best of all, get ready to watch your freelance income ratchet up.

So, please allow me to introduce myself.

I’m Beth Erickson, the publisher and editor of Writing Etc.

I live in Central Minnesota.  Yes, I’m an actual working writer. I’m the author of ten books and I write ad copy for businesses, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.  I’ve written hundreds of articles for newspapers, newsletters, e-mags, and nationally distributed magazines.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Sociology.  I even attended Sorbonne University in Paris. (Boy, what other profession will let you run off to France just to experience life!)

Filbert Publishing is dedicated to helping you make a great living as a writer. To that end, we not only offer Writing Etc. the free e-mag for writers. We’re also a traditional non-fee charging (ever) publishing company. So far our author list includes writers such as Rusty Fischer, Billie A. Williams, Roscoe Barnes III, Shery Ma Belle Arrieta, and Robert W. Bly.

So here’s my point.  If I can live in the middle of nowhere and live the freelancer life, there’s no reason why you can’t.  All it takes is a little know-how and practice.  And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Writing Etc.

So roll up your sleeves.  Get ready to write.  Get ready to have fun.  And thanks for subscribing.  You can read your first issue by clicking this link:

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