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Articles by Tom Meitner

Tom Meitner spends pretty much his entire day writing - and loves it. He is a freelance copywriter, self-published author, and fiction ghostwriter. You can learn more about Tom and his work at his website, TomMeitner.com, or by following him on Facebook When he's not glued to the screen of his Chromebook, Tom is spending time with his wife and kids in Wisconsin, likely eating some form of cheese.

How a Customer Service Training Plan Can Boost Your Business

How a Customer Service Training Plan Can Boost Your Business

Great customer service agents can transform a customer's experience from average to amazing. But training makes the agent. Invest in your team and develop a customer service training plan with our 6-step guide.

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How Customer Service Automation Makes Fantastic Customer and Employee Experiences

How Customer Service Automation Makes Fantastic Customer and Employee Experiences

Customer service automation can help customers get the answers they need faster and take the pressure off your team. But you have to do it right. Read our guide for the right way to automate customer service.

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Does Micro Journaling Improve Your Creativity and Productivity?

Does Micro Journaling Improve Your Creativity and Productivity?

Maybe the key to unlimited creativity and skyrocketing productivity is as simple as opening a notebook or journaling app...

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7 Ways to Reduce Eye Strain When Writing All Day

7 Ways to Reduce Eye Strain When Writing All Day

It's tough to be a writer. Eye strain can seriously impact your health, productivity, and quality of life. Here's how to protect yourself from it and keep writing at a high level.

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6 Proactive Ways to Handle Career Down Times

6 Proactive Ways to Handle Career Down Times

Feel like you've reached a low point in your writing career? You're not alone. Even the most successful writers have been through hard times. With the right mindset and some forward planning, you can come out the other end not only surviving, but thriving. Here are six top tips from a writer who has been there.

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You Need a Backup! How to Easily Preserve Your Best Work

You Need a Backup! How to Easily Preserve Your Best Work

I lost my entire writing portfolio in 2009 and had to start over again from scratch. Thanks to my backup plan today, that will never happen again. Here's how you can back up your writing and save yourself headaches later.

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5 Reasons to Say "No" to Writing Work

5 Reasons to Say "No" to Writing Work

Yes, there are times to turn away work—even if you are desperate for a paycheck. Follow these tips to keep yourself from sacrificing your values, your health, and your sanity just for a few extra bucks.

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7 Uncommon Movies That Inspire Me as a Writer

7 Uncommon Movies That Inspire Me as a Writer

Movies can be a great place to get inspiration for your storytelling. Here's a list of seven movies that have always motivated me to work harder and improve my writing.

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Don't Quit Yet: The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers

Don't Quit Yet: The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers

Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut used to sell cars? Or that Jack London was an oyster pirate? Be inspired by the stories of ten famous writers' early years, and don't be discouraged by how long success is taking for you.

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9 "Other" Jobs of a Full-Time Writer

9 "Other" Jobs of a Full-Time Writer

Writers aren't just writers. There are lots of roles that a freelancer needs to cover without writing a single word. Whether you're just starting out as a freelance writer, you're thinking about it, or even if you have some experience, it's important to understand the scope of the job. Here are nine other roles and how to fulfill them to make sure your writing business thrives.

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The Lonely Life of a Writer

The Lonely Life of a Writer

Writers can be lonely creatures—and this is bad for your mental health. Instead of accepting it, here are seven ways to cope with loneliness and keep it from overtaking you.

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5-Step Plan for Handling Burnout

5-Step Plan for Handling Burnout

Writing burnout is real, and it can be devastating to your productivity (and your life). Learn the signs, understand why it happens, and figure out a plan to beat burnout before it takes over completely.

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The Secret to Success: Can Fiction Writers Make Money?

The Secret to Success: Can Fiction Writers Make Money?

Yes, you can make money writing fiction. But generating a profit means more than just writing a good book. Learn what the successful authors are doing today to make a living.

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Stick the Landing: How to End a Story the Right Way

Stick the Landing: How to End a Story the Right Way

A great story can be ruined by a bad ending. There are simple rules to follow that can help you avoid that from happening. Save your ending and keep your readers!

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Variety, Flexibility, and Security: Why Writing Is the Best Career in 2020 and Beyond

Variety, Flexibility, and Security: Why Writing Is the Best Career in 2020 and Beyond

If you haven't started building your writing portfolio, now is the time to get going. There's never been a better environment for writers to thrive, and you can get started right away.

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