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Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"Thanks Mardith. Most days, I wouldn't trade what I do for the world. Some days though, I want to just go back to bed, as you said earlier -- LOL! "
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Mardith Louisell commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"Congratulations on making your living by writing. That's incredibly wonderful"
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My Worst Book Review Ever! What to Do When It Happens to You

I’ve self-published over 75 ebooks to date. Most of them have been in the non-fiction genre, ie, ebooks on how to start a freelance writing career, how to write and sell ebooks online, and internet marketing.Over 30 of the titles though are short fiction (romance novellas). Recently, I received one of my worst reviews ever (the link to it is below). Uggghhhh!! While it sucks and did sting, it didn’t bother me so much…See More
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Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"@Penny:I understand your point, but I could no more stop running that I could stop writing. Exercising is as vital to my life as working -- I need both to survive, and running marathons keeps me in perpetual "training" mode, that way I…"
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Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"@Mardith: LOL! I'm a Type A personality; I don't know how to slow down for the most part. :)"
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Penny Taylor commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"I have to comment on your running. I saw/read/heard something yesterday that had a take on this. It may have been a TV show like "Castle," or it could have been some advice from a writer... I don't know and that alone drives me crazy.…"
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Mardith Louisell commented on the blog post 'Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump'
"Good post, Yuwnda. Another attitude that stops me in my tracks - comparing what I've done with what others do. It makes want to go straight to bed. After reading all you do, I almost went back to bed before writing this post!"
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"Love Lies Deep", A New Multicultural Romance‪‬ Is Now Available

"Love Lies Deep", a new multicultural romance‪‬ is now avl on All Romance Ebooks at …See More
Jul 13
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New Interracial Romance: Love Lies Deep (Free Preview & Discount Offer)

Finally finished my latest romance, "Love Lies Deep." It will be available on Inkwell Editorial Publishing, AMZ and other sites tomorrow (eg, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks, etc.). Following is a brief excerpt.PREFACE“Sometimes baby, love lies deep … a man gets buried in your soul and there ain’t no getting him…See More
Jul 9
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How many books do you sell per day on Amazon, and how do you do it? Get some answers

As a self-published author, I like to snoop around forums and boards where other authors reveal first-hand info -- especially ebook marketing and sales info. The other day, I was doing some search and landed in the Amazon forum, where the question posed in the subject lined was asked. Ebook Sales: Why Knowing What Others are Doing Can Be HelpfulI don't judge myself by others, but I do like to stay abreast of what my peers are up to, for the following reasons:i) It helps me to know how I'm…See More
Jun 26
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Sneak Peek: "Priced Out of Love: Part IV, Cynthia's Story" (Part of a Best-Selling Multicultural Romance Series)

FINALLY got Priced Out of Love: Part IV (Cynthia's Story) uploaded. You can get it on All Romance Ebooks right now at http://dld.bz/dGSYM. Within the next 12-24 hours, it will also be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play.If you're a subscriber, check your inbox! The first two chapters have been sent to you -- as well as a discount option ($1.99). P.S.: You get THREE FREE romances when you subscribe to our list.…See More
Jun 16
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Writing Tip: How to Find Your Motivation & Pull Yourself Out of a Writing Slump

Lately, I haven’t been feeling very motivated to write. I ran across this post, which made me stop and examine why. FYI, that post offers some great ideas for how to pull yourself out of a slump. I LOVE #11."Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time, they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration."~Ralph KeyesWhat Happens When You’re De-MotivatedFor me, it’s that I’m not…See More
Jun 11
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Self-Publishing Romance Novels: Which Outlets Sell the Best?

I’ve been self-publishing romance novels since 2013. I just finished my 32nd title, Priced Out of Love: Part III (A Multicultural Romance Novella).At first, I was publishing just on Amazon. Soon after, I started uploading titles to Barnes & Noble. Then, I heard about All…See More
May 31
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Cheap Romance Reads: Just $1.99!

FYI, just dropped the price of all of these to $1.99. You can get them on Amazon; Barnes & Noble; and All Romance Ebooks at the following links.‪#‎MulticulturalRomance‬ ‪#‎InterracialRomance‬ …See More
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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
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
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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)

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My Worst Book Review Ever! What to Do When It Happens to You

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I’ve self-published over 75 ebooks to date. Most of them have been in the non-fiction genre, ie, ebooks on how to start a freelance writing career, how to write and sell ebooks online, and internet marketing.

Over 30 of the titles though are short fiction (romance novellas). Recently, I received one of my worst reviews ever (the link to it is below). Uggghhhh!! While it sucks and did sting, it didn’t bother me…

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Fiction Writers: Amazon Sales Sucking Right Now? Here’s Why

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Last year this time (summer), I was riding a wave, having one of my best months ever as a self-published author (of primarily short fiction (romance)). This summer, it’s been the exact opposite. It seems like pulling teeth to get a sale on Amazon these days, in spite of the fact that I’ve been writing, writing, writing.

Ok, I’m exaggerating a little. I do okay, but because I make a full-time living as a self-publisher, I do track my numbers closely and investigate significant ebbs and…

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New Release! Her Neighbor's Husband: A Steamy, Multicultural Romance

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

I was working on the final part of the "Ruthless Love" series, but managed to sneak in this "quickie" (pun fully intended!), Her Husband's Neighbor: A Multicultural Romance. It took root in my head and practically wrote itself. Hope you enjoy it! Get it at http://dld.bz/dMFpy on AMZ; and…

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"Love Lies Deep", A New Multicultural Romance‪‬ Is Now Available

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 11:04am 0 Comments

"Love Lies Deep", a new multicultural romance is now avl on All Romance Ebooks at …

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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?

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