While 2009 has been a great year in terms of realizing my goals to freelance and spend more time with my family, I’m ready to put these 365 days behind me. The last few months, I’ve been developing plans for both my copywriting business and my creative non-fiction writing. It’s time for me to refocus and grow, both professionally and personally.
Before we kiss 2009 good-bye, I want to thank you for reading a.k.a writer. I especially appreciate your support and comments—both online and off. If there are topics you’d like to see covered or something you’d like to read more (or less) of, don’t be shy. Share your suggestions in the comments below.
To close out the year, here are nine of the top a.k.a writer posts from 2009:
The first post about using your theatre degree Build Your Own Stage: How to Put Your Theater Degree to Work for You focuses on what people have done to parlay their greasepaint talents into new professional arenas, including corporate gigs. The second post The Business of My Degree focuses on how majoring in drama studies has influenced—and helped—my writing and my copywriting business.
One of the benefits of spending so much more time with my many nieces and nephews this year has been learning just how hard it can be to hold kids’ attention. So when a movie kept five active kids and two adults spellbound, I took notes: What Coraline and Kids Taught Me About Storytelling.
Writing tools—whether you write for yourself or write for others (including publications and corporate gigs), these have been readers’ favorite posts for tips to strengthen your skills. These posts include help for writing as well as marketing tips to help you land work—and how to handle feedback when things don’t go as planned.
- Developing Your Writer’s Voice
- Discovering Your Writer’s Voice
- On Your Mark: Aim Your Letters
- Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Trilogy
- When Clients Care to Give Writers the Very Best: Feedback
While this Thoughtful, No-Cost Gifts for the Writer, Freelancer and Entrepreneur post was inspired by the holidays, I’m including it here because it’s been popular—and these ideas are not seasonal. You can thank a writer, freelancer and/or entrepreneur with these ideas any time of the year.
The floor is yours. If there are topics you’d like to see covered or something you’d like to read more (or less) of, don’t be shy. Share your suggestions in the comments below.