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About: Gemsjen

Veteran freelance writer, award-winning pro blogger, instructor, ghost writer, popular relationship columnist. Board of Directors of Chicago Writers Association. Publishing credits include: Pro Blogger, Men With Pens, Write to Done, Lifehacker, Today's Black Woman Magazine, Date My Pet.

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CWA Honors Black History Month

February marks National Black History Month. A time to recognize, illuminate and honor the collective contributions of people of color. According to History.com: “Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History  Continue Reading »

9 Marketing Tools to Build a Social Media Presence

The ‘noise’ on social media has got marketers focused on increasing reach and engagement, and marketing tools form a critical part of that exercise. Marketing tools can provide insights into audience preferences and traffic generation that you can use to create better content and marketing strategy for social media. As 2018 arrives, social media feeds  Continue Reading »

CWA’S Holiday Gift Guide for 2017

“Tis the season to be jolly!” And there’s no better way to spread a little holiday cheer than through thoughtful gift giving over the upcoming weeks. With this in mind, here is our timely gift guide for creative writers and those who love them. Choose one or a combination of several, to end the year  Continue Reading »

Increase Your Odds for Success at NANOWRIMO

Whether you’re a neophyte or a seasoned scribe, NANOWRIMO can be a bit challenging to say the least. Completing 50,000 words in a month’s time requires discipline, diligence, time management and laser-like focus. To increase your odds for success, we’ve assembled some of the best how-tos online to optimize your efforts. Read what other participants  Continue Reading »

Share Literary Successes with Custom Printed Labels

Authors, have any of the following things ever happened to you after publishing your book? Your book receives a positive review from a prestigious source. Your book wins a literary award. You, or your book, are featured or mentioned on a talk show, YouTube channel, publication or blog. Oprah, Reese Witherspoon or another celebrity selects  Continue Reading »

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