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Do you find it hard to get started on a new book right after finishing your latest one?

Do you find it hard to get started on a new story immediately after finishing your latest one? I’m finding that this is becoming a (bad?) habit for me.When I first started writing romance seriously in the spring of last year, I was publishing one new novella every 7-10 days because making good money in this niche – especially as an independent publisher – has a…See More
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Latest Romance Hits a Best-Seller's List - Psyched!

Just received the following email from All Romance Ebooks, which of course made my morning:"Congratulations! "Priced Out of Love: A Multicultural Romance" by Yuwanda Black has just hit the AllRomance.com Bestseller List! Get it at http://dld.bz/d8UX3.FYI, you can check out all of the AllRomance.com bestsellers at…See More
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Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #8: When Two Words Are Better Than One'
"I love the word "alright"'; maybe it's b/c I'm from the south and it's the way we tend to talk. As a freelance writer for clients, of course, I practice proper usage in their copy. But when I'm writing fiction, the…"
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Self-Publishing ... Just How Profitable Can It Be? Here are Some Numbers for Ya

Self-Publishing Workshop: Registration OpenThe early bird gets the worm! You can reserve a spot now for a nominal fee. Details at http://dld.bz/d9mWz. Also here, you'll find some insight into just how profitable self-publishing can be.I give some actual…See More
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Self-Publishing Romance: How Often Do You Have to Publish to Make a Full-Time Living?

I covered this topic in detail on my blog today, laying out actual sales figures from three books to give you a glimpse of what might/can/will happen if you decide to make a full-time go of writing romance for a living.As I said in the post, the information I shared is based on my own personal experiences. I've been writing romance since 2013, and have written almost…See More
Mar 19
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A Plethora of Advice on Self-Publishing -- from Earnings, to How to Publish for Free, to How to Write Romance

Been putting out a lot of info on self-publishing lately in light of the upcoming seminar in October (…See More
Mar 10
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The Real Skinny on the Cost of Self-Publishing an Ebook

I’ve been self-publishing ebooks since 2002. My first one didn’t even have a cover. It was just a simple pdf file of information I uploaded to my website at the time. Learn more about that here.How much did it cost me to publish that first book? Zero dollars! Yep, absolutely nothing. Now, over a dozen years and almost 100 ebooks later, I still spend very little to publish my books…See More
Mar 2
Yuwanda Black left a comment for Pankaj Sharma
"Hello Pankaj, Thanks for reaching out. I look forward to interacting with you. :) Yuwanda"
Feb 27
RB Austin liked Yuwanda Black's blog post Self-Publishing Seminar: How to Self-Publish an Ebook for $0 (Yes, You Read Right!)
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Self-Publishing Seminar: How to Self-Publish an Ebook for $0 (Yes, You Read Right!)

Back in October 2010, my freelance writing site did an impromptu ebook writing tournament. As stated in the original post, the goal of it was to…See More
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FREE Paranormal Romance -- Calypsian Heart: Escape to the Leadgate

Calypsian Heart: Escape to the Leadgate. Read a free preview at: http://dld.bz/d258Q. Free until Monday, Feb 16th.…See More
Feb 13
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How Much Can You Really Earn Self-Publishing Romance Novels?

New Release. Love ... Up in Smoke: A Contemporary Firefighter Romance, is Inkwell Editorial Publishing's newest release It's available on AllRomanceEbooks now at http://dld.bz/d6m3t.  You can get in on…See More
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Profile Information

Who I am:
My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, author and web entrepreneur.

I've been a freelance writer since 1993, an ebook writer/publisher since 2004 and an internet marketer since 2008.

TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER

My primary residence is in Atlanta, but I live part time in Jamaica (Negril). I visited for the first time in 2009 and started going back on a regular basis. After so many trips (and so many expensive hotels) I thought, "It's cheaper to rent."

So I did!

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER

The thing I love the most about being a writer is that it allows me to live and work where I please. As long as I have an internet connection, I'm good to go.

I've worked everywhere from a hotel room in Barcelona, Spain; to a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden; to a farm house in Cordoba, Argentina. As far as work, I feel like the luckiest girl alive most days.

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING AN EBOOK WRITER/SELF PUBLISHER

In a phrase, "income stability." As long as I can write (ie, produce new products), I can make a living. How much I earn is entirely up to me. Thanks to places like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, you don't have to be famous to make a living as a writer.

RUNNING, RUNNING, RUNNING!

I'm also a marathon runner. I've completed almost a dozen marathons and am always training for the next one. One of the most fun ones was the half-marathon in Negril, Jamaica in December 2011 (and 2012).

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

Just do it! (As a runner, of course Nike's philosophy fits who I am :-)).

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

You can learn more about me at http://InkwellEditorial.com/about. Inkwell Editorial is my freelance writing website. It's been live since 1999 (for better or worse, especially design wise) and has hundreds of articles on how to start a successful freelance writing career.

You'll also find info on ebook writing/publishing, blogging, social media, SEO, article marketing and more.

CONNECT WITH ME ON TWITTER

Connect with me on Twitter at Twitter.com/InkwellEditor. It's my preferred social media outlet.

Thanks for dropping by, and feel free to send me any questions you have about freelance writing, ebook writing, and/or self-publishing in general.

Sincerely,
Yuwanda
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Google+: http://plus.google.com/112339798837672719495

Facebook: http://plus.google.com/112339798837672719495

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/yuwanda

Twitter: http://twitter.com/InkwellEditor and

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/inkwelleditor.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
3 Weeks ’til Forever: A Contemporary Romance;

How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles;

Become a FT Self-Publisher: How to Make the Transition from Writing for Clients (or from a FT Job) to Writing for Yourself;

How to Write an Ebook in 3 Days, Market It & Start Getting Sales within a Week — Really!

And almost 50 more at http://inkwelleditorial.com/start-a-freelance-writing-career.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Ebook Marketing: http://newmediawords.biz/ebook-writing-services-for-self-publishers...
I found out about She Writes from:
My sister (Cassandra Black)

Yuwanda Black's Blog

Free, Multicultural Romance. Limited Time. Get It Now.

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

FYI, A Lover for Beth: Part III, an interracial romance, is free on Amazon for the next two days. It's an AMZ Top 100 Best Seller. You can get it at http://dld.bz/d9BwR…

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The Little Romance That Could -- "Priced Out of Love" Hits AMZ's Top 100 List in 2 Categories

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 6:23pm 0 Comments

My latest multicultural romance novella, Priced Out of Love, hit Amazon's Top 100 list in two categories yesterday (see graphic below). This is the second "best seller" list of sorts this story has made its way onto.

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Do you find it hard to get started on a new book right after finishing your latest one?

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

Do you find it hard to get started on a new story immediately after finishing your latest one? I’m finding that this is becoming a (bad?) habit for me.

When I first started writing romance seriously in the spring of last year, I was publishing one new novella every 7-10 days because making good money in this niche – especially as an independent…

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Latest Romance Hits a Best-Seller's List - Psyched!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:46am 0 Comments

Just received the following email from All Romance Ebooks, which of course made my morning:

"Congratulations! "Priced Out of Love: A Multicultural Romance" by Yuwanda Black has just hit the AllRomance.com Bestseller List! Get it at http://dld.bz/d8UX3.

FYI, you can check out all…

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At 12:21pm on July 12, 2013, Jill Starishevsky said…

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At 2:46pm on June 27, 2013, Judith Newton said…

Hi Yuwanda.  Thanks for friending me and welcome to She Writes!  Looking forward to knowing you!

At 11:35am on June 27, 2013, Chrys Fey said…

Thank you for the friend request, Yuwanda. I look forward to getting to know you!

Chrys Fey

At 6:03am on June 25, 2013, Cassandra Black said…

Welcome, sis! :)

At 1:09pm on June 24, 2013, Quanie Miller said…

Will do! Thanks for the link!

At 12:17pm on June 24, 2013, Quanie Miller said…

What? Your first? I'm honored! I'll have to pick your brain about Indie pubbing since I've just decided to go that route. You'll have lots of fun here on Shewrites. Lots of helpful, encouraging ladies! Are you also on Goodreads?

At 12:07pm on June 24, 2013, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

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