"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Introducing the 3R'S Series

 

Welcome back, readers!
It's a pleasure to have you re-join me, as I return from my break early (surprise), renewed and raring to go. (At least for now).

I hope that you have been enjoying a great summer, filled with fun and interesting writing projects.
Speaking of writing projects...
I'm happy to share with you today that my work is being featured in a book published by Adams Media entitled: "The Ultimate Freelancer's Guidebook."
Along with six other freelancers, written by Yuwanda Black. And I am stoked!
I am recognized as a "branding expert."
Read more info here:
http://inkwelleditorial.com/how-to-freelance-advice-from-7-successful-freelancers

Now on to today's post...

Just like the 3Rs are essential to a well-rounded education in academia (reading, writing, ‘rithmetic), this new monthly feature underscores my overall mission here at Pen & Prosper since its inception: to help you learn more, earn more, and provide necessary tools for your success.

In keeping…

HERE’S WHAT THE 3RS SERIES WILL INCLUDE

RESOURCES  (Products for writers, cool contests, publishing opportunities)

RECOMMENDATIONS (Interesting reads around the Web, useful online courses and creative services, E-books, or delectable chocolate discoveries to add to your stash)

REVIEWS (TV programs that offer beneficial viewing for writers, music to create by, online promotional offers I’ve tried, books on cooking, etc.)

So, if you’re on board, let’s explore!




RECOMMENDATIONS
 
INTERESTING READS AROUND THE WEB

I DON’T WANT A PLATFORM!
http://www.inpursuitofloud.com/2016/05/the-best-advice-boss-ever-gave-me.html
 
10 FREE INTERNET MARKETING TOOLS
 
http://www.freelancewriteronline.com/10-free-internet-marketing-tools/

HOW TO GO FREELANCE FULL-TIME FROM 7 SUCCESSFUL WRITERS
http://inkwelleditorial.com/how-to-freelance-advice-from-7-successful-freelancers

RESOURCES:
BOOKS OF THE MONTH

 
By far, one of the most comprehensive, detailed manuals on how to create a variety of interesting blog posts to combat blogger’s block and build greater traffic. 
Learn more at
Marciewrites.com.



I have a chapter as a contributing author on "branding." The book will not be available until September, but you can pre-order it through Amazon.com.  Pre-orders receive a bonus gift.

 

COURSES

Coffeehouseforwriters.com
Provides monthly, quality online classes for writers of all levels and genres.
Classes range from 2-day workshops to four-week classes. Learn at your pace, in your space.
Be sure to check out my popular course, “Don’t Query, Be Happy!” if you’d like to make more and pitch less. 
 

CONTEST

$3000.00 Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/3000-grand-prize-real-simples-life-lessons-essay-contest/

 

REVIEW
LABELLE CUISINE



If you’ve been a follower of this blog for a reasonable length of time, you know that there are a few things of which I’m extremely passionate: writing, reading, music, helping others, and cooking and the culinary arts. In fact, in previous posts here, I have shown the many parallels between creativity in the kitchen and creativity at the keyboard.

Which is why I was so excited, (a few weeks ago) to score a “hot” cookbook at a local yard sale. Some of you may be familiar with the popular singer Patti Labelle, who has won numerous awards, and has been featured in countless movie roles, books, celebrity projects, etc.

But did you know that this songstress is also a “diva” who has authored several Soul cookbooks as well? (Now that’s something that truly makes my heart sing)!

What I love about this book (in addition to the great price I paid of only $1.00), is that the recipes are diverse and simple to follow. You’ll find everything from homemade biscuits, to bread pudding, to party menu meals. And to make things “sweeter” the book includes personal photos, stories from her worldly travels, and warm family memories.
Whether your goal is to impress guests, or simply become a better cook, you’ll want to add this book to your “must-read“ list before the big holidays arrive. 
 
 
Okay readers… "Here's your mission, if you choose to accept it."

Leave a comment to let me know if you like the idea of the 3R’S series. Or simply share a recommended link or resource of your own in the spirit of reciprocity. Deal?


14 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Appreciate the links and other info. Looking forward to future posts in this series. :)

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    1. I love that you took the time to let me know!
      Thanks, Karen. :-)

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  2. I'm so honored to be mentioned among such resources. Thank you Jennifer! And thank you for your contribution to my book. You gave first-hand insight to what was discussed in the branding section of the book.

    You made me look soooo goood! :)

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  3. Yuwanda,

    My pleasure. Thanks for being so easy to work with. Do keep me in mind for future projects. Success looks good on you:-)

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  4. Wow, Jennifer, thanks for all the links and a huge congrats on a chapter in the new book! You rock. Can't wait to dig into some of this stuff. What a boon you are to writers.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. You are such a blessing. You keep me motivated here. This hug's for you! :-)

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    2. This just in via E-mail from Maribel in Australia,

      "Hi Jen,

      I love the new series!"



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    3. Greetings, Maribel,

      Great to hear from you today. Thanks for chiming in. Hope all is well. :-)

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  5. Jennifer, thanks for recommending my book to your readers. I'm happy to be included on your listing of resources. This is a great idea.

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    1. You're welcome, Marcie. Thanks for adding to the mix today.

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  6. Jen, you are a creative genius, and your brain must always be zooming. Congratulations on your latest contribution/pub and oh my goodness thank you for all the links. Your new series is going to be such a hit. I aspire to be like you.

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    1. Lin,

      You're as sweet as cotton candy. Your words humble me and keep me going. Keep 'em coming.
      :-)

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    2. P.S. Youre right; my mind is always "zooming." I wish that the mental "exercise" could count towards burning calories. :-)

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    3. Oops, I forgot the apostrophe. That should say "you're."

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