Expense It: 20 Smart Tax Deductions for Writers

Expense It: 20 Smart Tax Deductions for Writers

Tax time can be tough, especially if you’re self-employed. And that’s precisely what a professional author is—if you’re receiving royalty or sales income from a book or getting paid to write articles by a company that doesn’t employ you full-time, you’re running your...
Stuck on What to Write? Try These 11 Everyday Sources of Inspiration

Stuck on What to Write? Try These 11 Everyday Sources of Inspiration

We’ve all heard it: In order to succeed as a writer, you have to write every day. But what happens if you’re just stuck? Writer’s block is a vicious beast—it can make you feel like you’ve completely lost your touch and that you’ll never manage to get the words to come...
6 Ways To Tell You’re Burned Out—And What To Do About It

6 Ways To Tell You’re Burned Out—And What To Do About It

When we think about becoming a professional writer, it often seems like sunshine and bluebirds. We’ll spend a few hours a day at the computer, where the words flow easily onto the page. When the book’s done, we’ll land a six-figure-advance publishing deal with a major...
Tax Basics for Authors: 7 Quick Tips for Making Tax Time Easier

Tax Basics for Authors: 7 Quick Tips for Making Tax Time Easier

Making a full-time income as an author is a wonderful thing—except for that little detail where it also means that you may have some extra complications on your taxes. It’s worth dealing with those small headaches for the amazing financial and professional...