Dr. Pimple Popper Dissed Me on Twitter, and… Jan 20, 2021

I never expected to sit down at my desk on a Monday morning and find my inbox flooded with messages from strangers, asking me if I had seen what Dr. Sandra Lee (aka: celebrity dermatologist “Dr. Pimple Popper”) had said “about me” on Twitter.

What?

One person helpfully...

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Content Writing vs Copywriting vs Journalism: What’s the Difference? Jan 20, 2021

You may have heard me (or someone else) say that “content writing” makes an excellent career for nurses. True fact.

But the first workshop I launched was not about content writing. It is called “Health Journalism Basics for Nurses.” That’s not content writing;...

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What Types of Deliverables do Nurse-Writers Write? Everything! Jan 20, 2021

If you’re considering transitioning to a writing career from nursing, you might wonder what types of…things you might actually be asked to write. In the industry, we call the things we write “content assets” or “content deliverables” or...

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Why I Rejected This Freelance Writing Contract Jan 20, 2021

In my forthcoming workshop on content marketing writing, I’m covering contracts in some detail because a bad contract can break you. Now, I want to emphasize I’m not a lawyer. I suggest you consult an actual attorney for any contract questions or issues that trouble you.

That said, I...

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The First Step Every Nurse Should Take Before Pursuing a Writing Career Jan 20, 2021
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The most common comment I get from nurses who want to become writers is, “I don’t have...

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What is Essay – and Can I Make a Living at It? Jan 20, 2021

Very often when nurses first approach me about how to become a writer, they’re interested in writing to advance their personal “cause” or “issue.” For example, I’ve recently talked to a nurse who believed passionately in the value of case management and wanted...

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How to Set Up Your Writing Website in Minutes – for Just $1 Jan 20, 2021

As a nurse, you probably can reprogram many healthcare devices in less time than it takes for an IV pump alarm to sound.

But setting up a website from scratch?

Yeah, that might feel daunting.

How much do you need to know about design and coding and programming and integrations…and on and...

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How I Launched My Freelance Writing Business as an RN Jan 20, 2021

Sometime in the spring of 2011 or 2012 (I honestly don’t remember now), I arrived home after a shift at the plastic surgery practice I’d been with for a year or so. It wasn’t a particularly tiring nursing job, but it could be frustrating at times. And that spring Friday was one...

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How to Cite Sources in an Article Jan 20, 2021

One question that has come up consistently in the Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop is: How do I cite my sources in an article?

It’s a very fair question, and I wish I’d addressed this better in the lessons. Since I didn’t, I’ll do it now in this blog...

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5 Ways Nurses Can Make Money by Writing Jan 20, 2021

When you’re trying to get started as a nurse writer, it can be hard to figure out exactly how you can make money at this writing thing. There are so many avenues to pursue. Which ones actually pay well, and which ones might lead to a dead-end?

I know I went through that when I was first...

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What Skills Does a Nurse Need to Become a Writer? Jan 20, 2021

Very often, when I exchange emails or chat with a nurse who aspires to become a freelance writer, she expresses great concern about whether she “has what it takes” to become a successful writer. I think it’s natural to feel this way when you’re contemplating entering a...

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Why I Train My “Competition” Jan 20, 2021

Let’s talk about cultivating an abundance mindset.

One year ago, on a weekday afternoon, I sat in the offices of Wharff-Lackey Accounting and Technology to discuss my latest proposed business venture, RN2writer. I always get my accountant, Robert’s, advice and input on...

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