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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.

"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

Successful writers seem to have the perfect lives, right? They get to write every day and get paid handsomely to do it. But behind the scenes, there are sacrifices and struggles that maybe you haven't considered. Here's why you can't put any writer's life on a pedestal.

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Free Yourself from Writing Apps with Markdown

Free Yourself from Writing Apps with Markdown

Markdown is a universal writing language you can use in any app – and it future-proofs your work. Learn the basics today and forget about being stuck with one writing app or another!

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How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Writer Using a Chromebook

How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Writer Using a Chromebook

Yes, a Chromebook can support a six-figure writing business. I should know ⁠–⁠ I've been doing it for years. Here's how.

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How Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

How Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

Increasing your creativity and productivity can help your writing career. But how do you do it effectively? With this one simple, free practice.

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How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

Stand-up comedy is a great American institution – and you may not realize it, but it's also a great source of expert storytellers. Let's take a look at a few of the best comedians of all time and how they can make you a better writer.

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The Overlooked Reason Your Blog Loses Readers – And How to Fix It

The Overlooked Reason Your Blog Loses Readers – And How to Fix It

Your blog's speed could be costing you readers – and you don't even know it. Learn how to test your blog's speed, and how to make it faster without spending a dime.

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Why Writing for Yourself Could Be the Key to Success

Why Writing for Yourself Could Be the Key to Success

"Write to market" is one of the secrets to building an audience for your work. But is it the right piece of advice? I'm here to argue that writing for yourself is actually more useful – and it could be what launches your long-term writing career.

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Writing Is the Best (and the Worst): How to Decide Whether or Not to Be a Pro Writer

Writing Is the Best (and the Worst): How to Decide Whether or Not to Be a Pro Writer

It's never been a better time to be a writer. But don't go into it blind. If you want a career as a writer, you need to know the pros and the cons to make an informed decision.

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Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Remote work can be great for your productivity, but it's important to get out of the home office and among the living. Here are some ways – even for introverts.

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How to Spend a Little Money and Accomplish Your Writing Goals

How to Spend a Little Money and Accomplish Your Writing Goals

You don't need to have a lot of money to invest in your writing career. Spend a few dollars wisely and crush your goals!

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Prime Time vs. Down Time: When to Publish Your Blog Posts

Prime Time vs. Down Time: When to Publish Your Blog Posts

You may have heard that if you want a bigger audience for your blog, should pay attention to the time of day you post. Does it really matter? And how do you figure out what's best for your blog? Here are some tips to help you find out.

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Apple Books for Authors Is Brand New – But Is It Useful?

Apple Books for Authors Is Brand New – But Is It Useful?

Apple Books for Authors focuses on helping self-published authors get their books up on Apple's book store. But does it offer any value for writers, or is it just an ad for Apple's services?

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Combine Goals with Systems for Maximum Productivity

Combine Goals with Systems for Maximum Productivity

The secret to productivity isn't your goals – it's your systems. Here's how to figure out what systems to develop, and how to set goals that take care of themselves.

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Nothing is Sacred: How to Break Writing Rules

Nothing is Sacred: How to Break Writing Rules

Sometimes, following the writing rules too closely can hurt your story. But how do you break the rules responsibly - so that your writing gets better, not worse? Here's how.

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The Power of Storytelling in Any Situation

The Power of Storytelling in Any Situation

Storytelling is the most powerful way to deliver a message. Why is it so effective, and how can you do it in any medium?

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