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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’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 »

3 Key Reasons Your Blog Needs a Media Kit

“Can you tell me how much it costs to take out an ad at your site?” asked a publisher in Arizona back in April. Unfortunately, like many bloggers who blog as a labor of love, I never gave serious consideration to earning pay for my say. Not until then. To make a long story short,  Continue Reading »

Presenters Needed for November Education Boot Camp

The theme for the November 11th boot camp will be changed to Personal Branding for Writers. The topics for this workshop should benefit writers in all genres. While all proposals will be considered, it would be great to have hands-on presentations for this education session.   Vision for Boot Camp Four people will present one-hour  Continue Reading »

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