Here’s a terrific interview from author Edith Maxwell, member of the Newburyport Writers Group, from her blog series-Ask the Expert.
There were several interesting news item involving the publishing industry I though would be of interests. Here they are…
What to you all think about this?
Oops. Been a bit crazy here and I forgot to finish Wednesday’s post this week. Up next week will be plotting. Belatedly–here’s a lazy ass way to give you a bunch of links at once.
If you are a blogger Jon Morrow’s site is essential reading. Boost Blog Traffic
This post is about educating yourself continuously on the craft of writing, 9 Essential Books for Writers.
This weeks topic, The Business of Being a Writer, was inspired by questions from Satin at our Plum Island Coffee Roasters Sunday Writer’s meeting. She asked about what type of taxes writes pay and general questions about being a sole proprietor. Sounds like a good Wednesday Woo topic, thanks Satin!
This is a basic overview of being a sole proprietor. It explains self-employment taxes, the rules regarding whether your writing is a professional pursuit or merely a hobby. Also, what types of information to keep track of, expenses, and deductions.
Kristen Lamb is one of my favorite writer resources. She is a social media expert who can help you build your brand and platform. A visionary community builder, she has many post that will serve you well as professional writer. Explore her site, but in particular these posts…
I hope someday one of us is in the position to consider if they need to establish a LLC or S-Corporation.
Well, that should get started thinking about whether or not you are a professional writer or a hobbiest. I’ll remind you that neither is a question of quality regarding your writing, but of time and expense according to the tax code.