Free Amazon eBook this week!!

Starting this week, Big Bad Flash Stories will be available for free until August 16, 2019.

If you like a little of everything in a fiction collection then you’ll like Big Bad Flash Stories. A recurring character is throughout the collection. He’s showing the reader his carnivorous life through his point of view while throwing some shade at the literary authority.

This is a flash collection, so indulge these clever stories with a meal or wherever you find a slice of time.

Click here to download Big Bad Flash Stories for free.

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Big Bad Flash Stories is finally here!!!

Hello fellow bloggers and readers. After a long absence, I have finished my first self-published title.

Big Bad Flash Stories is live on Amazon.

This 55-page flash fiction collection details several accounts from our favorite folktale villain, the Big Bad Wolf.

There are several other stories within the collection that serves as an intermission to the wolf’s overall story.

Big Bad Flash Stories covers a multitude of genres with indulgence as a central theme.

This book will be served as an appetizer for what’s to come. Big Bad Flash Stories is just the beginning.

Get your copy here!

How to Adjust to Major Changes Coming to Upwork?

Freelancers who frequent Upwork should know that Connects on the free-for-all platform will no longer be free this coming May.

For those who are relatively new to Upwork, Connects are like tokens. Two Connects are used whenever you apply to a job. If Connects are depleted, you’ll have to wait until next month for more Connects.

However, the new changes coming to Upwork this May will charge freelancers 15 cents per Connect. Upwork officials estimate that freelancers will spend about five dollars per month.

To clarify: Starting in May, freelancers won’t receive free Connects every month. Instead, freelancers will have to purchase Connects. It appears that the Connects you haven’t used will remain in tact and will roll over into the next month, giving the freelancer an option to add more Connects to the pool.

Upwork officials reported that this new system will encourage the hiring of more legitimate freelancers.

But will this system work?

Share your thoughts in comment section.

Earning Income as a Writer

One of the most frustrating things I faced after graduating college was finding a job in my field of study. I was not aware of the fluctuating job market, and I definitely wasn’t aware of the mindset surrounding a B.A. in English. The way it was explained to me: Undergrad, liberal art degrees aren’t practical.

I was so offended by that statement when I heard it, but I took it. It was a time where I had to take criticism. Well, that offense pushed me to look harder for a job in writing and editing. The harsh reality is searching for a job doesn’t pay the bills. So, I started freelance writing and editing.

The truth about freelancing is you only earn money according to the amount of work you can get. In the beginning, it’s not much. If you feel like it’s not worth it, don’t do it. There will be other opportunities. Be persistent. Research. Sign up to freelance job boards like Upwork and Fiverr. Increase freelance job search efficiency by combing through CareerBuilder, Indeed, and Monster. Remote and telecommute jobs keep you mobile while you search for a full-time job.

Last and certainly not least, don’t give up! I know it’s maddening. The process takes forever. Letters of denial and no response e-emails enrages you. Hold your composure. Arm it with all your skills, and fire it onto your insecurities.

Writing Campaign of 2019

This is likely the final post of 2018. I have been blogging on and off for the past few months.

I’m sure it’s been tough for most of you as well. Our digital worlds are growing and innovators give us something new every three months. It’s hard to keep up with it.

For writers, these distractions keep our golden ideas buried under a mountain of priorities.

I’ve kept my priorities in check over the past few months. And I admit, I’ve put my writing second. I will do that no longer. I will mine out my ideas and write them all down. I’m going to get my stories on the page and make investments that’ll push my art to the forefront so that you all can enjoy it.

I’ve been in the shadows long enough. So join me in a campaign against writer’s block and doubt. We’re on the road to write with a warring persistence and edit with a hawk’s meticulous eye.

Why Students should not Hire Freelancers to Write Essays?

No one in an undergrad or post-grad program can escape essays.

Essays are effective tests that shows comprehension of the subject matter.

Students who hire freelance writers to write their essays for them are committing plagiarism.

Professors can spot this. They survey your writing through quizzes, tests, or small writing samples just to see a student’s unique voice.

For freelancers, it’s money in the bank. However, it enables academic dishonesty among students. Participating does not bode well. A passing grade is not promised after an essay is completed and money has been distributed. Procrastinating creates tight deadlines and rushed research writing, which likely result in a failing grade. In addition, freelancers risk their reputations as writers and editors.

Let’s not forget, there are serious consequences for academic dishonesty. Each college or university deals with academic integrity differently. Referring to your student code of conduct for a loop hole will not work. Integrity is a universal code among educators.

Ultimately, you should utilize the resources provided by your institutions. These services are included in your tuition. Take advantage of them. The only thing left to spent is time.

Keys to Staying Motivated while Part-Time or Unemployed

Although the current innovative life we live is full of information, we often miss cues of knowledge in regards to education and the career market.

It feels good to know what you want to do when you successfully complete a two-year or four-year degree program. It fills you with pride to know that you’ve completed a life mission that you set for yourself.

Then the time comes. Life’s test becomes a set of challenges that aren’t learned from any college course. Trial and error are the elements of life now. There’s no book that’ll give any definitive results. You’ll just have to wait for what comes out of the unknown.

Control Your Passions

The call for a job interview will reinstate anyone’s confidence after a long period of not working. Prepare youself for the interview. Present yourself effectively with neat clothes, clean hair, and gather information about the hire manager’s company.

However, don’t get so excited that you’ve made plans profound plans on working there when you haven’t acquired the job.

It’s positive reinforcement to speak your success into existence. Leave room for disappointment. There are other candidates just like you with equal or more skill.

Have A Plan

While you’re waiting to get to your career, it’s good idea to work a job. It’s likely to be a little more than minimum wagrle, but it’ll put money in your pocket.

Pride is the biggest problem here. Maintain your emotional composure. The job, in the meantime, will pay the bills.

Use your free time to build your resume. Find a detail about your job where you can use your degree or skills.

Expand Your Niche

These days, employers want their employees to wear a lot of hats. A college degree, although impressive, may not be sufficient in a specific market. Some areas have a demand for particular niche narrowing your chances to find a viable career.

To combat this problem, find out the needs of applicants who likely to get hired in your local area. Take a step further and see what skills are trending.

Use Tutorials

An effective tool for learning new software or learning trendy skills are tutorials.

You’d be surprised how much you’ll learn from following along with a narrator. Do as instructed in each tutorial to build basic knowledge. As you learn, you’ll begin to establish creativity that will eventually push your skills beyond basic.

What Now?

Take your time. Don’t rush. Scan through the details especially in regards to your resume and cover letter.

Do your research on a employer’s organization if you get a call. Be responsive when someone reaches out to you even if you’re not interested.

Fail or success, this period of your life is practice for the real thing.