How does a site like this come together?
With the help of a LOT of people. And in today’s post, we’re featuring some of those talented folks: our Launch Team.
Over the next two months, most of the content you’ll see on this site will come from these awesome bloggers. Why? Because we want to set a high standard from the get-go, providing relevant, helpful and exciting posts you’ll want to read — so you know from the beginning exactly how much GREATNESS to expect from The Write Life.
After our first two months, we’ll slowly transition into offering content from other awesome contributors. (If you want to be a guest contributor, check out our guidelines for information on how to submit.)
So who’s on the Launch Team?
Tom quit his job in 2011 to become a full-time blogger, freelancer and Internet marketer. He shares his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way on his blog Leaving Work Behind. His posts for The Write Life will focus on freelancing and making money from writing. Twitter: @tomewer
Chuck is an editor and author who runs the wildly popular Guide to Literary Agents Blog, one of the biggest blogs on publishing. He’ll teach us about finding a literary agent and overcoming other obstacles as you pursue traditional publishing. Twitter: @WritersDigest
The creator of Firepole Marketing, Danny is a business and marketing strategist, consultant, coach, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed “super-friendly guy.” (It’s true!) His posts here at The Write Life will center around about blogging and growing your online community. Twitter: @DannyIny
Hope is an author, blogger and editor of the site Funds for Writers, an online resource that compiles funding streams like competitions and grants, as well as guidance on how to write queries, format manuscript and more. She’s here to teach us the best ways to fund our writing, so we can keep on chugging. Twitter: @hopeclark
Carol is the force behind the popular Make a Living Writing, where she gives tough-love advice on how to make real money from your writing — as in, $100/hour money. We’re excited to have Carol here to teach us just that: how to make a smart living off your craft. Twitter: @TiceWrites
Dana is a freelance blogger, “authorpreneur” and founder of the site A Writer’s Bucket List (formerly DIY Writing), where she discusses the challenges and successes of being a writer. Her mission, she says, is to guide you in the pursuit of happiness through writing. Her specialty here is the writing life. Twitter: @danasitar
James Chartrand is the pen name of the founder of the site Men With Pens and the writing course Damn Fine Words. She’s a leading copywriter, business expert, published author and online entrepreneur. We’re psyched to have James here to share knowledge on copywriting. Twitter: @MenwithPens
Rachelle is a literary agent and book lover who shares her insights on publishing with her (extremely active) community of readers. She’s here to enlighten us about the tough world of traditional publishing: how to find a literary agent and land a book deal. Twitter: @rachellegardner
Ali is a writer and blogger who offers insight on the writing life on her personal site, wrote the book Publishing E-Books For Dummies and runs Writers’ Huddle, a community where writers to share inspiration and experiences. Her area of expertise for The Write Life is publishing ebooks. Twitter: @aliventures
Dana is a writer, award-winning journalist and food enthusiast who just published her first book, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs. She also has another exciting book deal in the works. Dana is the fiction arm of our awesome Launch Team. Twitter: @danabate
Exciting group, right?!
A big THANK YOU to all of these Launch Team members. We can’t wait to read your posts over the coming months!