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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.

Members Benefit from Board of Experts

Our content marketing expert for 2019, Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing, is planning an informational article for January. What would you most like to learn about?

1. How to write better blog headlines
2. 40 blog topic ideas that get more readers
3. Secrets of influencer marketing
4. How to find clients who need bait-piece e-books

Please send your top two responses by December 7 to

This article will be published in the NAIWE members-only newsletter. If you are not yet a NAIWE member, join now before you miss the January expert article!

October's New and Renewing Members

Acadia Legall-Cobarrubias (Culpeper, VA), Gail McShan-Elly (Chicago, IL), Mary DeMuth (Rockwall, TX), John Hookey (Lakewood, CO), Katherine Houk (Dickinson, TX), Annie Smith (Phoenix, AZ), Audra Gorgiev (Okotoks, AB), John A. Fratamico Jr. (Hanover Park, IL), Amy Neil (Huntsville, AL).

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

NAIWE Member News

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

A man recently wrote me, asking, “How does one begin to write a book?” My response: “One word at a time.”

But to do that one thing is key: focus.

I’m by nature a big-picture person, so I often become overwhelmed by the enormity of my vision. For example, I have had two memoirs in progress for the past several years, working only on them in fits and starts. As a result, neither one was even near completion, leaving me frustrated and discouraged. Then a webinar showed up in my inbox—twice—where I learned about the 7-Day Writing Challenge, created and offered by Shelley Hitz of, from March 26 through April 2. Since it showed up twice, I sensed that God was telling me that this was what I needed to develop a consistent daily writing habit—something I’ve been wanting to do for the past several months. And that it did. But it did even more than that. It also provided me with what I didn’t know I was lacking: focus.

Read more of this article on Diana DeSpain Schramer's NAIWE website.

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 writing income and how you can too.
  • You can join even if you’re just getting started so that you can build your career strategically.

From CMOS November Q&A

Q. Do you capitalize the preposition for in headline-capitalization style in this case: “XYZ: what is it good for?” Lowercase or uppercase? Thanks a lot!

A. The last word is capitalized in a Chicago-style headline-capped title, regardless of syntax: “XYZ: What Is It Good For?” Please see CMOS 8.159 (point 1) for this rule.


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Member Benefit

If your website has been lost in the internet jungle, it won’t be any longer. NAIWE members are all listed in NAIWE’s free searchable database! Instead of just hoping for traffic, you can have the confidence that anyone searching for your books or services can more easily find your website. You’ll be able to communicate with readers and potential clients through the information on your NAIWE site.

We Asked, You Answered

Earlier this month, we posted a poll on Facebook: What season does your current manuscript take place in?

Spring: 50%
Summer: 33%
Fall: 17%
Winter: 0%


"Step down into your body's own root cellar, the dark place where you store all your yet-untold stories.... Shine a light into the corners. What can you see?"

—Gayle Brandeis, Fruitflesh

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