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NEW RELEASE: "Dare to Love" -- A Steamy, Contemporary Romance

Available on Amazon at http://dld.bz/e82xb. Amazon Prime Members Read for Free. Following is an excerpt.PREVIEWOne man had the power to destroy Casey McMahon, personally and professionally: Jean Luc LeGrande, head of the century-old French cosmetics empire, LeGrande Cosmetique. One night…See More
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How to Make Money Writing Short Romance Novels -- Really Good Money!

Yesterday, I uploaded the 2nd edition of How to Make Money Writing Romance, an ebook I first published in the fall of 2014. I combed through 20 months of income statistics from four different outlets, ie: Amazon, B&N, Google Play and All Romance Ebooks. For three solid days, I stared bleary-eyed at Excel sheet after Excel sheet of ebook titles, dates, copies sold, returns and earnings, I started thinking, “Hmm, I…See More
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"I tend to write longer criminal romance and still price at $2.99 to $3.99. My first book in my Forbidden Series is over 292K words, book 2 is over 92K words, and book 3 (will release in 2016) is over 108K words. I like to include many twists and…"
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Self-Publishing Romance: How Short Justifies a $2.99 Price Point?

I was reading this post on The Passive Voice (great self-publishing blog, by the way) about the recent changes to Amazon’s KU payout structure, when I ran across the following comment, which inspired this post.What Is a Short Story, a Novella, a Novel?Here are the limits one writer’s organization uses.***Short Story: less than 7,500 words;***Novelette: at least 7,500 words but less than 17,500…See More
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Writing Romance: Making the Case for Flawed Heroes

There are some long-standing truisms in romance writing when it comes to heroes. Namely …A romance hero is never: homosexual (past or present); a pedophile (no exceptions); a serial killer (rare exceptions include assassins and mercenaries who kill, or anyone who has some official sanction); a rapist (once okay, as long as he was raping the heroine, but now a very big no-no); a serious substance abuser/addict (recovering or past is okay); a wife beater or abuser (past has been done, rarely, but…See More
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Pricing Romance Novels: Does 99 Cents Still Work in 2016?

If you write and self-publish romance novels, you know that one of the major sticking points for many – new and experienced authors – is what to charge. Or, if you should charge at all (eg, offer your book for free).$3.99, $2.99, $1.99, 99 cents, Free -- Arrggghh, What Works?!I’ve tried various prices for my novellas – from free by enrolling them in Amazon’s KDP program, to…See More
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NEW RELEASE: "Whisper of Love: A Multicultural, Holiday Romance" -- Here's an Extensive Excerpt

FYI, you can get this holiday romance on Amazon at http://dld.bz/eeSTw. It's also available on B&N, All Romance Ebooks, Google Play. Apple, Kobo, Oyster, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino (within the next 24-48 hours). Following is an excerpt.EXCERPT -- Whisper of Love: A Multicultural, Holiday RomancePREFACEHome for the holidays … her reason for going back to Heavens Cove, the small Alabama town that was home, had little to do with…See More
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Who I am:
My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, self-published author and web entrepreneur.

I've been a freelance writer since 1993; an indie writer/publisher since 2002 and an internet marketer since 2008.

TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER

I'm American, but since 2013 have lived and worked from Jamaica (Negril).

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 A WRITER

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.

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.

I publish my fiction works via Inkwell Editorial Publishing, my indie publishing company (InkwellEditorialPublishing.com).

CONNECT WITH ME ON TWITTER

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

For fiction writing, I'm on Twitter @AnInkwellPub.

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

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Yuwanda
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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.

Fiction (mostly romance): http://inkwelleditorialpublishing.com
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

NEW RELEASE: "Dare to Love" -- A Steamy, Contemporary Romance

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

Available on Amazon at http://dld.bz/e82xb. Amazon Prime Members Read for Free. Following is an excerpt.

PREVIEW

One man had the power to destroy Casey McMahon, personally and professionally: Jean Luc LeGrande,…

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How to Make Money Writing Short Romance Novels -- Really Good Money!

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Yesterday, I uploaded the 2nd edition of How to Make Money Writing Romance, an ebook I first published in the fall of 2014. I combed through 20 months of income statistics from four different outlets, ie: Amazon, B&N, Google Play and All Romance Ebooks. 

For three solid days, I stared bleary-eyed at Excel sheet after Excel sheet of ebook titles, dates, copies sold, returns and earnings, I…

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Becoming a Freelance Writer: How to Smoothly Transition from a Full-time Job -- An In-Depth Discussion

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 8:00am 0 Comments

About a week and a half ago, I received the following email from an aspiring freelance writer.

"Hi Yuwanda!

Hope Jamaica and business are treating you well. I am in retail right now and I just graduated college. Currently, I am looking for a job as the money in retail is not enough to pay off debt and eventually move out of my mom's house. I also want start freelancing on the side of my new job. How do I market myself so I don't…

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Writing a Book: 11 Lessons I Learned as a Self-Published Author Writing for a Traditional Publisher

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 8:51am 0 Comments

In case you're not a reader of my blog, last December, I got a book deal from a traditional trade publisher. Even though I've been in publishing since 1987 in one form or another -- writing; production (taking books from the written word through the production process); editing; word processing; staffing (editorial talent); and self-publishing) -- it was my first time getting a contract as a writer from a publishing house.…

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

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

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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!

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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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