The point is not to get more followers. The point is to do more good work. Christina Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content may be king, but context is always queen. #Inspirational #Writing #Quotes by Chirstina Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showing others who we are and expressing what we have to say is our job. Christina Katz, The Writer's Workout quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grow your confidence by doing, not by watching. Christina Katz, The Writer's Workout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your success bigger #inspirational #writing #quotes by Christina Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer Your Words To Others #inspirational #quote by Christina Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply What You Learn #inspirational #quote by Chrisitna Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have three classes starting this week!

And this is that lovely fall stretch of time that is so perfect for writing, before the holiday chaos swoops in.

Would you like to enjoy some time writing articles for publication? Learn more.

Are you launching a book or an e-book and your website needs a launch or a makeover? Learn more.

Or are you already a former student, who could use some help cranking out ideas and turning them into saleable articles? Learn more.

All of the classes that accomplish these things begin this week on Wednesday and Thursday. I hope you will join in!

Looking for feedback from recent students? Here it is:

Writing & Publishing The Short Stuff with Christina KatzFrom Writing & Publishing The Short Stuff:

I really don’t think there is a better class for new freelancers or a better class for folks getting back to writing after taking time off.

Christina is a caring and knowledgeable instructor. Her feedback and encouragement have allowed me to gain the confidence I need to submit my work.  ~ Patricia B.

Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff gave me the know-how and confidence I have been looking for in my writing life for years.   ~ Janeen L.

Writing & Publishing The Short Stuff is truly a wonderful class and Christina is building many successful writing careers in the process.  ~ Kerry M.

Christina’s targeted feedback on my pieces really helped me understand what I should do next and how to apply what I learned.  ~ Marianne P.

I found Christina Katz’s Writing the Short Stuff class to be very informative. She is knowledgeable in the freelance field and it shows.  ~ Rebbecca J.

Christina’s WPSS class provided me with a practical, step-by-step path to publication. Christina gave me just the right encouragement, personal feedback and direction I needed to actually walk on that path myself.  ~ Janelle B.

This is a meticulously designed class that provides extraordinary value in its six short weeks. Worth every penny. Christina Katz gives 100%.  ~ Karen B.

60 Ways To Flex Your Content & Prosper In Your NicheFrom 60 Ways To Flex Your Writing & Prosper In Your Niche:

This class has tons of instructor feedback on writing-in-progress in ways most courses don’t. You can learn more in six weeks from a seasoned freelancer than you could learn in six years of trial-and-error.

60 Ways helped me gain confidence in my own ideas and productivity. I didnt know that I could produce so much in so little time, even being 8 months pregnant. Now, instead of feeling like my writing will be going on the back burner when my baby comes, I have tons of articles already started that I can come back to when Im ready.  ~ Sandi H.

This class gave me the wings I needed to keep the writing momentum after Writing & Publishing The Short Stuff!  ~ Ruth H.

I am a busy, homeschooling mom trying to write whenever I can find snatches of time in my day. The lessons in this class helped me generate many ideas that I can turn into articles later and the feedback was the best part.  ~ Janeen L.

The 60 Ways class with Christina Katz helps writers stretch and structure their creativity more ways than they could have perhaps thought of themselves. The detailed feedback she provides each of her students is an ideal launch point for shaping up ideas and drafts and catapulting article and essay ideas into editors’ inboxes.  ~ Rhonda F.

Christina has been the lifeguard during this class as I swam through the current to generate content and fill the forms for publication. I have emerged with a bounty of articles ready to be culled and honed for the publishing market. ~ Diane T.

This class was the push I needed to start outlining story ideas and testing various formats for articles. It was a great way to learn to work on the fly and do a lot of preparation in my head. This class will help you stretch yourself to try so many different formats.  ~ Sarah Y.

Discover Your Specialty & Launch Your PlatformDiscover Your Specialty & Launch Your Platform:

Going the platform route alone would be a daunting task. It’s such a help to have the resources, expertise, and guidance of someone who lives and breathes instructing writers on the best next steps to take for writing and publishing success.  ~ Rhonda F.

This class helped me discover more than my platform – it also helped me discover my writer-self again. The lessons push you to dig deep for your ideas and passion and the feedback gives you new perspective and keeps you on track. I recommend DYS-LYP to anyone who wants to step up in her writing career.  ~ Tiffani H.

Before I took Christina’s class I knew I wanted to write professionally, but I was missing focus. Developing my specialty has been a great motivator. Christina encouraged me to think critically about my expertise, background and interests in order to zero in on a topic. I’m excited to write now that I’m equipped with a clear and versatile specialty as well as a renewed sense of direction and determination. Look out writing world – here I come!  ~ Garen G.

This class challenged me to really look at myself as a writer and figure out what I’m about. It also helped me become less confused about the promotion side of things, as I had gotten overwhelmed by the information out there and didn’t know where to start. Thank you for giving me direction!  ~ Renee D.

This is the last round of six-week classes I am offering in 2014! And these types of classes are the only way to work with me and get individual feedback. So if you feel like feedback about your writing or your platform is what is missing in your career, don’t miss this change to get on track!

 

 

 

Write for love AND money. That's my motto. Christina KatzOver the years, I have taught hundreds of writers, I have written thousands of words, and I have encouraged and inspired thousands of people, not all of them writers.

I can tell you what the worst days felt like and what the best days felt like.

The worst days were the days that I was fixated on the results of my efforts and trying to control those results.

And on the best days I was simply immersed in the joy of doing what I love and expressing who I am.

I have noticed that the results are always better on the days I am immersed in joy than on the days I am obsessed with trying to control the outcome.

If you are a writer and you want the key to professional happiness and professional satisfaction, look no further.

Give yourself an attitude adjustment, develop your skills, and focus on the next most important step for you.

That’s your job.

The secret sauce of a joyful writing career is being the best you can be, spreading that good stuff to others, and ignoring all the things that are not your job.

If you want to be happy in your writing career for just one day: put your cynicism down, turn off your mind, and just take the next step.

Dive into your latest current project and give it everything you’ve got.

Time will fly, stress will evaporate, results will accumulate, and the next thing you know magic will have happened.

You will have moved your writing career forward and enjoyed the process.

In this distracted, neurotic, cynical day and age THAT is a miracle every time it happens.

Every single writer I currently work with knows how to do this. They know how to focus, they know how to let go of the outcome, and they know how to enjoy the process of getting work done.

Do they forget sometimes that it’s supposed to be enjoyable?

Sure. Of course. Life is not going to just politely pause for you every time you snap your fingers.

But the more you tread the calm, sane path to success, the more clear the path becomes.

My students succeed at taming life so that it allows them to do what they love, too. There is no either-or.

Either-or is not necessary. Swap that “or” out for an “and.”

They succeed consistently. They break their own records. They keep calmly pushing themselves to accomplish the next goal.

I do the same things I teach my students day after day, week after week, month after month. I am not immune even though I have been doing this work for fifteen years.

So, if you want to write, embrace the process, be process-oriented, and enjoy the process.

There may be some disappointments along the way — since we can’t control outcomes — but as with everything else, suffering is optional.

If you love writing and you love your career, they will both love you back.

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to work!

It’s selling, of course.

If I had to guesstimate, I would say 90% of writers don’t merely dislike selling, they hate it.

Often writers loathe selling simply because it’s unfamiliar.

Selling is so…capricious. So mysterious. So darned hard to get a handle on that it’s easier to just reject selling out of hand in order to ally ourselves with the more lofty aspects of writing like creativity, inspiration, and artfulness.

Ah, we like those words.

Yeah, we want more of that and less of that stuff that gets our hands dirty, like that disgusting salesy stuff.

Ew.

Ick.

Get it away from us.

We are way too good for selling. How dare you even associate us with that word.

Harumph.

Okay, okay, that’s enough. It’s time to get over your resistance to selling, writers.

You may think it sets you apart, but you know what? It doesn’t. Your resistance to selling is all too common.

So if you don’t want to be just another dime-a-dozen writer who gets all up in her ego about selling, take my 20-day Sell Your Writing freelance challenge.

You might even decide to step down off your selling high-horse and join the rest of us, who prosper by selling our words.

And if you are not on your high-horse about selling, great!

It will be that much easier to train you to be enthusiastic to get your words into print without any reluctance.

And for those of you who already sell, could you stand to sell even more? Then you should probably join us, too.

Selling is easy — it’s even fun — once you get out of your own way.

This brand new challenge begins Wednesday, October 1st and runs for 20 days.

I hope you can join us!

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Write On! My Students Are Rock Stars Who Serve The World

September 22, 2014

Two of my students are launching e-books this week and they are rock stars. But they are rock stars who serve the world; not rock stars who expect the world to fawn all over them. Today, real rock stars don’t just write music, play music, and tour the world playing in giant stadiums. Real rock […]

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Bucket List Living Helps Me Bond With My Daughter

September 15, 2014

Today, I am excited to announce that Lara Krupicka is launching her new book, Bucket List Living For Moms, Become A More Adventurous Parent. LINK Like me, you may be a bit of a bucket list skeptic. You may think, as I did, “Yes, bucket lists are nice and fun and all that, but I […]

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Fall In Love With Writing Well — 21 Moments Is Back!

September 8, 2014

Great news about my writing challenges, everyone! The technology has become available to let me offer multiple challenges at the same time without completely losing my mind. This was too much for me in the spring when I was creating, launching, and juggling so many writing and platform challenges at once that the day-to-day work […]

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Writer Mama Back-To-Writing Bundle Of Booster Rockets From Christina Katz

September 2, 2014

I have been waiting all summer for this! I am very pleased to be able to offer a Writer Mama Back-To-Writing Bundle Of Booster Rockets to mom writers this month, and this month only. The kids are back in school (or back to home school) and now mom can back on her writing horse. I’ve […]

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What Participants Say About My Freelance Article Writing Challenge

August 31, 2014

If you would like to improve the way you think about brainstorming parenting articles, structure pieces that are more likely to sell, and come up with many ideas that are sure to dazzle editors, then you need to register for The Christina Katz Article Writing Challenge. In this daily challenge, I will share 20 of […]

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Women Writers Of The World, Unite! Let’s Help Cheryl Strayed’s, Wild, Get To The Oscars

August 29, 2014

Breaking Reviews From The Telluride Film Festival For Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir-turned-movie, Wild Technically it’s Reese Witherspoon’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild. But let’s not be too picky. There would be no Wild, The Movie, without Cheryl Strayed’s book coming first. But have no doubts that I love you, Reese Witherspoon, for making this book […]

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