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Navigating the Business of Freelance Writing

Learn Freelance Writing Business

Navigating the Business of Freelance Writing

by Full-Time Freelance Author, Janice Thompson

This course will help you learn the ropes to sustaining a long term career, with an inside view of what it means to be a professional freelance writer.

Lessons include:

  • LESSON ONE: Plotting Your Writing Career
    • Learn the secrets of planning your career and keeping your head above water as you balance your current lifestyle with the demands of discipline required to succeed as a freelance writer.
  • LESSON TWO: Branding and Taglines
    • Learn to build your personal brand, build your reputation, and gain a clear focus of your purpose as a writer.
  • LESSON THREE: Building Your Writing House
    • Learn the ins and outs of the publishing business.
  • LESSON FOUR: Working with a Critique Group
    • Learn how to find others who can help you hone your craft and polish your work to give yourself the best chance for publication.
  • LESSON FIVE: The Conference Experience
    • Learn how to get the most out of attending conferences where you have a chance to connect with other authors and editors.
  • LESSON SIX: Finding and Working with an Agent
    • Learn how to find an agent that will promote your work and help get you published.
  • LESSON SEVEN: Making the Sale (includes a primer on contracts)
    • Learn the business of freelance writing, how to submit, contracts, rights, and more.
  • LESSON EIGHT: Author-Editor Relationships
    • Learn to build and maintain solid relationships with editors who are key to your success as a freelance writer.
  • LESSON NINE: Working with Your Publisher to Market Your Book
    • Learn how to market your book in conjunction with your publishing house and editor. Great ideas for getting the word out to the masses.
  • LESSON TEN: Sustaining a Lucrative Career
    • Learn to develop a long term plan for your freelance writing career.

Each lesson includes:

  • 3 Convenient Ways to learn – Video, Lesson Transcript, or Audio – Watch the video version of the lesson online, then download the PDF Transcript and MP3 audio file to take it with you.

  • Download PDF Worksheet

  • Download PDF Bonus Feature to help you dig deeper into each lesson

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Introductory Price of ONLY $47.00.

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The New Magazine Article Writing Master Course

Magazine Article Writing CourseNow Available – The NEW – Magazine Article Writing Master Course by Janice Thompson

Our New Magazine Article Writing Master Course is now available.

Multi-published author and freelance writing teacher, Janice Thompson, has created a detailed course which will help you to begin your writing career as a magazine article writer.

This course includes, TEN INDIVIDUAL LESSONS, each lesson includes:

A Video Teaching Presentation by Janice Thompson

An MP3 Audio file of the presentation

A PDF version of the audio file, so you can follow along with the video

PDF Worksheets

PDF Bonus features

Lesson Topics Include:

The Life of a Magazine Freelancer -

In this fast-paced lesson, multi-published author Janice Thompson offers ten specific keys to bring you success as a freelance article writer. If you’re looking to one day earn your living as a full-time freelancer, you will find these especially helpful.

Touching the Reader Where He Lives (The Story Inside the Story) -

As freelance article writers, we need to be addressing real concerns for real people. In so many ways they are looking to us, through our articles, to offer answers to questions they have about life. And they’re hoping we’ll meet them at their point of need. In this lesson, article writers will learn how to do just that.

Article Types –

In this informative lesson, Janice Thompson offers freelancers a top ten list of article types, breaking down the components of each. No longer will you be limited to writing one type of article. With these article “types” under your belt, the world will be your oyster.

How To Write An Article (Components of a Successful Article) –

Wondering how to put together the perfect article, one an editor is sure to purchase? This lesson will offer you ten stepping-stones to help you build the strongest possible article, one you can be proud of. Think of these stones as stair-steps, moving you onward and upward toward your goal.

A Prescription (Formula) for Successful Article Writing -

Insiders recognize the truth: there really is a prescription for article writers. But what is that secret prescription?  Where can it be found?  It’s closer than you think. In this thought-provoking lesson, you will learn that you just have to think like a doctor in order to succeed as a magazine article freelancer.

Writing Personal Experience Pieces (The Power of Story) –

One article type is seen routinely in nearly every type of magazine. It’s written in first person, is chatty (or conversational) in style, is extremely engaging, and often anecdotal. It’s the personal experience piece. In this exciting lesson, you will learn how to tell your own story in an engaging and compelling way.

The Submission Process -

There is a huge market out there, and it’s time for you to get in the game. You want to be a savvy freelancer—one who earns top dollar—and the best way to do that (short of writing a great article) is to understand the submission process. This lesson will give you the tools to do just that.

Author – Editor Relationships -

Perhaps the idea of approaching an editor terrifies you. Even the thought of approaching an editor through email or snail mail makes you nervous. It’s time to rethink your concerns, writers. If you’re going to succeed as freelancers, you’ve got to jump this hurdle. This informative lesson will teach you how to develop and maintain a strong relationship with your magazine editor.

Turning Your Articles into Books -

The longer you’ve been in the business, the more articles you’ve sold, the easier it is to continue selling. And after you’ve established yourself as one who’s willing to go the distance, it’s time to begin looking at building your platform. Why? So that you can finally write that non-fiction book! This lesson will give you the tools you need to turn your article ideas into sellable books!

Tricks of the Trade –

In this fun lesson, author Janice Thompson reaches into her bag of tricks to help you succeed as an article writer. She offers writers “Ten Tricks of the Trade,” giving you an inside look at the industry. Tuck these away and pull them out as needed. May they bring you great success in your adventure as a freelancer!

And, of course, students will have FULL ACCESS to the MEMBERS ONLY DISCUSSION FORUM to ask questions and have them answered by Janice Thompson herself.

This TEN LESSON COURSE is designed as a “Work At Your Own Pace” Course.

The regular price for this course is $129. But, we are offering  a special Introductory Price of ONLY $47.00. That’s a savings of $82!

Click on the BUY NOW button below in order to purchase the Magazine Article Writing Master Course at the Discount Price.

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Teaching Creative Writing Course

From a strong Christian perspective, Full Time Freelance Author, Janice Thompson, explores the origins of our creativity, and how to stir up the creative gift in others.

Each lesson includes:

Video Teaching by Janice Thompson

PDF Transcript of the Lesson

PDF Download Worksheet

PDF Bonus Feature

In addition to the six inspirational lessons related to creative writing, you will also receive a FREE COPY of Janice’s Creative Writing for the Christian Student Textbook, which includes 101 Creative Writing Exercises, and a Bonus Lesson – “Writing with Both Sides of the Brain”

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Becoming a Creative Writing Teacher Course Description:
As a writer, you’re always looking for ways to build your income. What better way than teaching the very thing you’ve come to love. . .writing! In this inspirational course by multi-published author Janice Thompson, you will be given dozens of creativity exercises, which you can use to stir up the gifts in your students. You will also learn about a variety of venues looking for creative writing teachers—private schools, public schools, homeschool groups, community colleges, writing groups, conferences and more—and will be given information to help you get your foot in the door. You’ll look more closely at the topic of creativity—where it comes from, and how to develop it. Best of all, you’ll discover a variety of methods for passing on your skills to the next generation of writers. What fun!

LESSON ONE: The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Teaching
In this fast-paced lesson, you will learn WHO is qualified to teach, (you!) and WHO needs to be taught (specific venues where you can teach). You will find out WHAT it takes to get your foot in the door at these venues and WHAT you need to teach, once you’re there. You’ll look at WHEN in your career you should think about teaching, and WHERE you should teach, specifically. Finally, you’ll have a chance to reflect on WHY you should take your skills to a new generation of writers.

LESSON TWO: A Creative Creator
Have you ever wondered where creativity comes from? This inspiring lesson will take you all the way back to Genesis 1:1, where you will discover that you’re created in the image of a very creative God! One of the greatest things you can do as a writer is use that God-given creativity as you share your writing skills with your students.

LESSON THREE: Getting Creative About Being Creative
So, you want to teach creative writing, but you’re not sure you’ve got what it takes? This exciting lesson will give you a host of ideas to further develop your own creativity so that you can share with your students out of your own experience. In this lesson you will be given five very strategic steps to becoming a more creative writer and teacher. Follow the steps toward better writing. . .and teaching!

LESSON FOUR: Stirring up the Gifts
Did you realize that teachers are gift-stirrers? It’s true! As a teacher, you have the unique opportunity to recognize and develop writing talent/gifts in others. This motivational lesson will give you the tools you need to “stir up” the gifts in your students, and will encourage you to do a little “stirring” in your own life, as well!

LESSON FIVE: Creative Writing Exercises You Can Share With Your Class
This is where the rubber meets the road! You’ve accepted the challenge to teach. You’re perched and ready for this new adventure. Now you need material—something that will motivate and inspire your students. This practical lesson offers ten tried and true creative writing exercises, sure to get any writer (or teacher) excited!

LESSON SIX: Teaching with Field Trips
Your new life as a creative writing teacher is going great—but you want to offer your students more. You want them to think “outside of the box.” There’s no better way to accomplish that than with field trips. This fun lesson will give you 101 ideas for places you can take your students to enhance their writing experience.

BONUS LESSON: Writing With Both Sides of the Brain
The “right” brain and the “left” brain. . .which is more important to the writer, and why? In this bonus lesson, you will learn that a strong writer (and teacher) must rely on both. You will also discover ways to further develop the right and left brained skills in your students.

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U.N.I.Q.U.E. – Finding Your Place in the Writing Industry as a Christian Writer

U.N.I.Q.U.E. – Finding Your Place in the Writing Industry as a Christian Writer

If you are a Christian writer who feels led by God to use your writing talent to touch the hearts of others, but you’re not sure about how to go about finding your “UNIQUE” place in the often overwhelming world of the writing industry, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU.

In this course by author Janice Thompson, Christian writers will discover their “fit” in the publishing industry using the word U.N.I.Q.U.E. as an acronym.

Lesson One -   U: Understand

You will gain a better Understanding of where and how you fit into the industry.

Lesson Two -   N: Natural

The exercises in this lesson will help you learn to consistently do what comes naturally with the gift God has given you.

Lesson Three – I: Individual

Find your UNIQUE voice as a Christian writer by staying true to yourself and true to your calling.

Lesson Four -  Q: Quantity

Learn to manage your time and set your priorities. Your success is dependent on knowing how much is too much, and when to say ‘NO’.

Lesson Five -  U: Unstoppable

Take a lesson from Noah on perseverance. This industry can be tough, but with determination, perseverance, and the Lord at your side, you will succeed.

Lesson Six -   E: Ego

In this lesson, Janice will teach you how to deal with the highs and lows of the writing business.

This course will help you establish a solid foundation and focus for your Christian writing efforts.

Each lesson includes a Download MP3 audio file and PDF Download Worksheets

SIX MP3 audio lessons from full time freelance author, Janice Thompson, including worksheets for only $47.

Start learning to use your gift as a Christian writer today by clicking on the BUY NOW button below.

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Fiction Writing Master Course

Hone Your Fiction-Writing Skills and Make Money as a Novelist

Janice Thompson’s “Fiction Writing Master Course”

In this exciting course for fiction writers, you will be given a thorough introduction to the world of novel writing. With the help of author Janice Thompson, who has published nearly sixty books, you will discover the various components of a best-selling novel and will learn the ins and outs of the submission process, tackling those dreaded query letters and proposals.

You will be given a thorough introduction to:

  • Fiction Genres

  • 12-Step Plotting (based on Janice Thompson’s “Plot Shots” method)

  • Characterization (Pandora’s Box Method)

  • POV (point of view)

  • Passive versus Active writing

  • Dialogue and Narrative balance

  • Backstory Blues

  • Themes, Style, and Author Voice

  • How to avoid Author Intrusion

  • Humor Writing

  • Common Fiction Mistakes
    …and much more.

With the tools you will receive in this detailed course, you will be able to present a brilliantly written novel to an editor or agent. . .with confidence! You can meet with Janice in the forums for the coaching you need as you move along the journey toward becoming a published novelist. Best of all, you can earn those advances and royalties you’ve been longing for.

Once your transaction is complete, please click on the “Return to link to complete your registration.

Each of the lessons below is jam packed with ideas, strategies, tips, techniques, and secrets that will help you succeed as a freelance fiction writer.

For your convenience, each lesson is presented in a variety of formats, so you can watch, read, listen to, or download the material to learn at your own pace.

Each lesson includes all three formats:

  • On screen video teaching from Janice Thompson
  • Download MP3 audio version of the lesson
  • Download PDF transcript of the lesson

Each lesson also includes:

  • Download PDF Worksheet
  • Download PDF Bonus Resource material


Before you can establish yourself as a novelist, you must develop an understanding of the fiction genres/categories. Choosing the best genre (or genres) is critical to your success. But with so many categories to choose from, how do you know which is your best fit? This lesson will give you a thorough introduction to genre writing and will provide you with the necessary information to choose the one(s) best suited to your literary style and voice.

LESSON TWO: PLOTTING – “Plot Shots” Method

Every story needs a beginning, middle and end. Careful plotting will lead the reader on a satisfactory, realistic journey through each of those stages, creatively weaving in and out, up and down.  But how do we begin to plot our stories?  Is there a magic formula? In this lesson from author Janice Thompson, you will discover the “Plot Shot” method, and will learn how to plot your novel in twelve easy snapshots.


In this lesson, Janice Thompson lays out the need for great characterization, knowing and developing your characters. Make your characters come to life with the Pandora’s Box method of characterization.


Point of View (P.O.V.) is a critical fiction component. But how do you employ it to your best advantage? Can you really tell your story in such a way that editors, agents and readers will connect with your characters on the deepest level? This detailed lesson on Point of View offers students a thorough teaching on the various P.O.V.s (omniscient, third person, second person, first person), and gives specific examples and tips so that they can become P.O.V. purists.


Have you ever been accused of information dumping? Do you know the difference between active voice and passive voice? Have you conquered the art of “showing” instead of “telling?” This detailed lesson–filled with nuggets of wisdom from published authors–will give writers the tools they need to strengthen their stories and pull them into active voice.


Backstory. You feel it’s critical to your novel. After all, the reader needs to know where your primary character has come from–what she’s been through–why she acts like she does. So, do you add the backstory or not? If so, can you do so without resorting to author intrusion? And where will you place it? At the beginning of the story? Elsewhere? Will it come out in lumps or snippets? This lesson offers students an intense look at backstory and includes tips for interjecting it without stopping the action.


Need help determining your story’s central theme? Trying to figure out your writing “style?” Wondering if you’ve developed a distinct writer’s “voice,” unique from others in the industry? In this detailed lesson, we will examine these three “Getting to Know You” essentials for novelists. Students will learn how to incorporate some of the greatest themes of all time. Once their novel’s theme is established, students will examine the ins and outs of “natural style,” and take a close look at what makes a writer’s voice individual/unique. Best of all, they will discover a natural approach to writing. “To thine own self be true!”


Can’t figure out why your book keeps getting rejected? Wondering what to do about it? In this comprehensive lesson for fiction writers, author Janice Thompson details twenty of the most common mistakes novelists make, and gives tips for how to correct them. With this valuable information you can polish your manuscript till it shines!


Some writers are born with an overactive funny bone. Others have to work hard to be funny. (Ironic, isn’t it?!) If you’re interested in adding a little har-de-har-har-har to your novel, then you’ve come to the right place. In this light-hearted lesson, author and speaker Janice Thompson shares her top ten tips for adding humor to your writing. The bonus feature contains another twenty tummy-tickling techniques, so hang on for the ride!


So, you’ve got a completed manuscript and you’re ready to pitch it to an agent or editor. Now what? This exciting lesson on query letters and book proposals will point you in the right direction, giving you all the confidence you need to submit, submit, submit! Students who use the information provided in this lesson can compose polished query letters and dazzling book proposals, sure to impress both editors and agents, alike.

You get all 10 lessons, worksheets, and bonus features for ONE LOW PRICE!

For Only $47.00 you can have access to ALL TEN LESSONS, plus BONUS FEATURES!

Once your transaction is complete, please click on the “Return to link to complete your registration.

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Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer

How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer

Janice Thompson’s “Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer” Course

Only $199 for all 10 lessons and access to our Members Only Discussion Forum w/Janice Thompson – (Lessons bought separately = $249.50 without access to forums)

You get ALL TEN LESSONS listed below, plus FULL ACCESS to our MEMBERS ONLY Discussion Forums, where Janice Thompson will help answer your questions, for ONE LOW PRICE.

Each of the lessons below is jam packed with ideas, strategies, tips, techniques, and secrets that will help you succeed as a freelance writer

Each lesson includes:

  • Video teaching from Janice Thompson
  • Download MP3 audio version of the lesson
  • Download PDF transcript of the lesson
  • PDF Worksheet
  • PDF Bonus Resource material


With this lesson to guide the way, you can learn how to build your career over a realistic period of time. You will be presented with twenty goal-setting questions, which will point you in the “write” direction.


You will receive a thorough introduction to the world of magazine article writing, including the basic layout and foundation of a sellable article.


In this lesson, you will discover the various types of write-for hire work available and learn how to approach an editor to obtain that work.


You will discover information on attracting potential clients, and will receive an insider’s perspective on using the Internet to promote your work and the work of your clients.


This lesson will give you the tools you need to turn your book projects into workable speaking topics. Best of all, you will be given dozens of ideas for potential groups, local and national, to target.


In this lesson, you will learn how to approach local public schools, Christian schools, and home-school groups to offer your services as a creative writing teacher. This lesson will offer suggestions for pricing and will give you a host of ideas for potential lessons.


You will be introduced to a variety of editorial services that you can offer: developmental editing, line editing, content editing, POV (point of view) editing, mentoring and consulting, book doctoring and more. You will also be given our top ten list of reasons to hire a freelancer, which you can use to entice potential clients.


This exciting lesson on non-fiction books will give you the tools you need to grow yourself as an expert, to craft the best possible non-fiction books and to approach editors and agents as a pro.


You will be given a thorough introduction to genre writing, titling, plotting, setting, characterization, POV (point of view), balance of dialogue and narrative and much more.


You will learn how to define success, and will be given a glimpse into the world of industry pros. You will receive tips on finding and working with an agent, as well as suggestions for great author-editor relationships. You will discover the benefits of branding and taglines and will be given a balanced teaching on rejection. You will also receive our top ten reasons to attend a conference. A professional in the industry earns top dollar, so why not step up into the world of the pros by taking this lesson?


Only $199 for all 10 lessons and access to our Members Only Discussion Forum w/Janice Thompson – (Lessons bought separately = $249.50 without access to forums)

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