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January Webinar: Upgrade Your Writing Career with Claudia Suzanne

On January 24, 2019, at 3 pm eastern, NAIWE will host a one-hour overview of ghostwriting.

This webinar will cover

1. History of ghostwriting
2. Ghostwriting today
3. Why use a ghostwriter
4. Why be a ghostwriter
5. Ghostwriting expertise
6. Paths to ghostwriting
7. Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program

The cost for NAIWE members is $10 and $30 for non-members.

To register for this webinar, please send an email along with your name, email address, and telephone number. An invoice will be sent to you for the amount owed.

NAIWE Members Learn from Experts

In the January edition of "The Member's Edge," the members-only newsletter of NAIWE, members will be learning from Carol Tice, NAIWE's Content Marketing Expert. She will be sharing 7 headline tweaks to attract blog readers.

If you are not yet a NAIWE member, sign up before January so you too can benefit from this great article!

November's New NAIWE Members

Ann Aubrey Hanson (Washington, DC), Elizabeth Belasco (Wimberley, TX), Lise Brenner, Julie Conzelmann (Camano Island, WA), Pamela Cosel (Austin, TX), Chrissy Das (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), Douglas Fitzpatrick (McKinney, TX), Carolyn Haley (East Wallingford, VT), Carol Hinz (Pflugerville, TX), Robert Kenney (North Kingstown, RI), Elizabeth Mack (Fullerton, CA), Jeannie Michael (Hampton, VA), Gary Nilsen (Astoria, NY), Russell Santana (Flanders, NY), Amber Starfire (Napa, CA).

Be sure to post on your NAIWE website, and we will link to it when you renew!

NAIWE Member News

It’s been quite some time since my last post and, of course, this one is about the same topic I always talk about: ghostwriting. Because I know that most writers want to make more money as writers… but they just don’t know how. So let me tell you how: become a Certified Ghostwriter.

FACT: Experienced and trained ghostwriters make between $35,000 and $150,000 per book

FACT: Over 250 million Americans and 5 billion people around the world want to write a book

FACT: Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program trains writers, journalists, and published authors to be book-industry experts proficient in ghostwriting theory, skill sets, unique tools, and mindset transitions

Read more of this article on Claudia Suzanne's blog. (Claudia Suzanne is NAIWE's Ghostwriting Expert who will be leading our January webinar.)

NAIWE members who regularly post on their NAIWE website can fill this spot with their material—just another way to help our members with their career building!

Why Should You Join an Association?

Membership can help you succeed. You can connect with readers, clients, agents, and publishers. You’ll learn how other writers and editors have created multiple streams of income and how you can too. You can join even if you’re just getting started and NAIWE will help you begin to build your career strategically.

From CMOS December Q&A

Q. What's your current recommendation on ending a sentence with a preposition? Current example: “[Nurses bound the] wounds of the men they were taking care of.”

A. Our current recommendation has been current since 1906: there is no rule against ending a sentence with a preposition. Please see CMOS 5.180: “The traditional caveat of yesteryear against ending sentences or clauses with prepositions is an unnecessary and pedantic restriction. And it is wrong.”

Q. In the sentence “Cane Ridge post office in Van Buren County, Tennessee, was opened in March 1866,” the town name is Cane Ridge and it has a post office. Would you capitalize “Post Office” or leave it lowercase?

A. In your sentence the phrase “Cane Ridge Post Office” looks like a title that should be capped, like Cane Ridge High School. If you had written “The Cane Ridge post office,” then “post office” might be read as a generic and lowercased in the way that you would lowercase “the Cane Ridge gas station” or “the Cane Ridge bus stop.”

Member Benefit

If you already have a website, your NAIWE site can link directly to it, providing a quality incoming link that will boost your site’s position in search engine rankings.

To learn more about NAIWE benefits, please visit our website.

We Asked, You Answered

Earlier this month, we posted a question on Facebook: What music do you have playing when working on your manuscript? Here are some of the responses.

None. That would be like a film showing on one side of a stage and an opera on the other. That's not to say music doesn't inform my writing. It does, heavily. But not while writing.

It depends on what I’m working on. I usually have classical music on via our local public radio station, but if it’s ESL work, nothing, because it requires way too much concentration.

I generally don't. It's distracting and then I eventually just tune it out.

I can't stand noise when I'm writing.

Yoga music.

Classical. Preferably Baroque.


"Those authors who are publishing on a regular basis have an advantage over those that do not."

—Shawn Manaher


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