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Simone Da Costa is a writer, author, publisher, and freelance magazine writer from the province of Ontario, Canada. She has written for many North American publications such as Africulture, Planet Africa, Mudd Magazine, and The Caribbean Current, to name a few. Simone was a nominee in the media category for the Women on Fire Award in 2014.
Simone has published a devotional day planner, Remember to Pray, a 2013 Day Planner, as well as two children's books. A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book About Animals from A to Z, Emily-Rose's Day at the Farm, and a coloring book; Coloring and Activity Book: Based on A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book About Animals from A to Z. Simone's fourth children's book is called I Am Beautiful: When I Look at Me, I See...is set to launch on February 28, 2015 at the Toronto Urban Book Expo. This inspirational book, created for middle school aged Black girls, aims to empower and liberate them to believe that they are beautiful, despite society's notion of what "beauty" is.
In an era where the popular idealistic images of beauty are based on the western world's realism of beauty, it illustrates that beauty begins with knowing who you are, believing it, and accepting yourself as you are.
Simone Da Costa
In a previous episode, Deb talked about how to increase your level of wealth with your freelance writing career using a variety of strategies involving choosing your clientele, the type of jobs you take on, and so forth. Listen to this second installment about how to build wealth with writing as we delve deeper into the methods you can use to increase your writing income through a career in freelance content writing.
Deb makes around $40,000/year with her freelance writing career on average, due to the fact that she divides her time between her freelance writing business and her technology/media production business.
But one writer, Kelly James-Enger, makes 6 figures doing the same thing because she does it full-time and focuses on niche areas and goes after the highest-paying clients that fit her writing style and expertise.
Check out these resources when you have time, from successful freelance writer, Kelly James-Enger, who turned a $40,000/year income into a $100,000 one using a variety of techniques:
Kelly's ebook on Amazon Kindle:
We will be starting at 2:10 p.m. Please stay tuned. In the previous episode, Deb talked about the Blogmutt.com opportunity for beginning your work at home freelance writing career. Tune in today to hear more about that opportunity for work at home writing jobs, and how you can use it as a stepping stone to better, higher-paying opportunities for working at home. Also find out the average pay rate for a work at home writer in today's real market.
This is part of a continuing series for work at home opportunities that Deb is hosting for people who want to make a full or part-time income working at home. Set your own hours, work at your own pace, and fund YOUR dream...not someone else's. Here the link to Deb's ebook about this topic if you want to learn even more about how you can make your dream of working at home a reality.
Remember, it's never too late to steer your own ship. But you have to start with a small boat.
JOIN ME AND CO-HOST: JACKIE HICKMAN AS WE WELCOME WRITER, STAGE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR: DEBRA ATKINS SHARING HER NEW STAGE PRODUCTION..PLUS AUTHOR BRIANA WHITAKER SHARING HER NEW BOOK "WAIT ON GOD"..
Kanita Washington is a local playwriter and producer. Kanita has good things on the horizon and with an upcoming play on Saturday, April 4, 2015 this conversation is sure to get juicy as we discuss "Till Death Do Us Part" her latest production.
GiGi Jones is a writer and a lover of all things artistic. So is it any wonder that a woman, who turned to books (romance novels) to lose herself in another world, would end up writing her own books? GiGi Jones has written and published a beautiful book of soul stirring poetry titled SOUL: Original Poetry by GiGi Jones “The Writer”. On Tell Me a Story we will meet the woman behind the words and learn about a world she has created where others can lose themselves. Contact GiGi Jones on Facebook www.facebook.com/gigijonesthewriter On Instagram gigijonesthewriter and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org And stay in the loop of all things TMH at www.themagichappens.com where there are links to ALL of our Social Media as well as fabulous writings and writers!
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Manny Scott was a few minutes late, but more then made up for it by spending a fantastic 40 minutes with me. Edited to his intro. Scott Cluthe
Scott Cluthe live with Manny Scott, original Freedom Writer whose story was featured in the film of the same name, as they discuss his life, his mission and Manny's new book Your Next Chapter, How to Turn the Page and Create the Life of Your Dreams.
An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized over a million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. Speaking to over 125 groups a year for the past decade, he is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, schools, fundraisers, and banquets.
Manny has a gift: the ability to connect with, hold the attention of, and energize all kinds of audiences. From inner-city youth to business executives, Manny has learned to speak, and command, the language of his audiences with relevant, riveting, and compelling messages, moving them from cheers, to laughter, to tears, and go-forward determination.
Rick Bentsen released his first novel, Dawn of a New Age, in 2001 to some small success. After struggling for many years to come up with a followup to Dawn of a New Age, Rick released The Blademaster in 2014, the first book in an epic fantasy series that has completely invigorated his passion for writing once more. The second book in his epic Blademaster Chronicles series, Willowdale, comes out April 7, 2015. Rick lives in Massachusetts, where he is quite happy that winter seems to be over.
Author, The Blademaster Chronicles
Book 1: The Blademaster (Released 3/19/2014)
Book 2: Willowdale (Coming 4/7/2015)
Deborah A. Culp is a Freelance: with years of hard won experience. She is a professional Writer/ Photographer/Social Media Strategist with years of earned experience in this fascinating and ever changing Industry.
This includes Print & Broadcast and On-Line Media. She is a Correspondent to; The Tennessee Tribune Newspaper, DIVINE Magazine, The History of Jazz Music, Divine Caroline, Trinity Gal, Travel & Review Writer for The Divine Voice Magazine& Broadcast Media Outlets. "The Streets Don't Love You Back"-
Guest Blogger and her Blogs: “Debbie’s World” and “Recovery Via God’s Grace & Mercy” and formerly with the Michigan Black Press Association, the Detroit News: “On Detroit” Wilmington Star News Online.
She is a staunch Freelance Copy Writer, Photographer and Social Media Strategist too. Deborah was formerly the Parent & Family Expert for the Examiner.com, Wilmington/Fayetteville, "The Streets Don't Love You Back"- Guest Blogger, “Amazing Woman Network”, and Wilmington FAVS (Faith And Values) Life Transitions Writer & Gospel Music Contributor. “Deborah Can write just about anything there is to write!” Including but not limited to; Book Editing, Plays,Talent Coaching Scripts, Letters, (Some) Proposals and more.
Affectionately deemed “God’s Writer Girl”, it’s no secret that Writing is a blessing and a natural, therapeutic passion. A new resident of “Music City USA”. DAC is working on her first book; "Then there was laughter" and has a few business endeavor irons in the fire. She is a staunch volunteer and loves her family & friends
Lucy Branch is a director of her family’s firm Antiques Bronze Ltd, one of the UK’s leading conservation and restoration companies. She has a degree in History of Art with Material Studies and a Masters from The Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Branch is an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation. Lucy lives with her husband and their three children in North London.
About the book:
Abigail Argent stands out. Some people notice that she always wears gloves and shudder when they know why. The ones who know her best notice her ability with metal. Abigail's particular talent lies in the colouring of alloys, for seeing the beauty in a plain piece of metal and being able to draw it out. Her study leads her to discover a connection between her own craft and that of her favourite childhood myth: changing lead into gold. Moving to Venice, Abigail continues to uncover more about the history of her trade while making friends, and a lover, whose lives become inextricably linked with her own. But her abilities soon peak the interests of a powerful group, determined to guard the secret that she may unwittingly expose. Delving into the deepest secrets of ancient Italy, Abigail's story will take everything you think you know about alchemy and turn it on its head.