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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12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Achieve Your Writing Goals Jan 20, 2021

Let’s be honest: Life is very challenging right now.

We’re all living under the cloud of this pandemic. Some of you have lost your jobs. Some of you can’t work as a nurse right now because of your own medical frailty – or that of someone who lives with you.

People are...

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My Journey to Becoming a Nurse Writer: 3 Lessons Lived Jan 20, 2021

Editor’s note: Kara-Marie Hall RN is a student in the Ultimate Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop who is already freelancing for Verywell Health. Today, she shares part of her remarkable story with us! I hope you enjoy it. ~Beth

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said,...

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3 Ways to Find Your Writing Niche Jan 20, 2021

As I’m developing the fabulous RN2writer STAT group coaching program, I also continue to work on the content marketing workshop I hope to launch before year-end. (We’ll see.)

I love content marketing writing because I love helping healthcare companies achieve their goals. I...

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How to Go from Nurse to Writer in 12 Weeks Jan 20, 2021

Launching a writing business doesn’t have to be a long, arduous process.

Many nurses become freelance writers precisely because it’s so easy to get started. You can pursue freelance writing as a side gig while you keep nursing, which all but eliminates the financial risk (because...

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5 Ways to Focus on Your Freelance Writing Work When You’re Distracted, Tired or What-Have-You Jan 20, 2021

Aren’t we all feeling more than a little distracted at all times right now?

We’re all trying to find a new way of being in the world, from schooling our kids at home to moving our elders out of assisted living and into the spare bedroom to sharing space with a spouse who now works...

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This is the ONE THING You Need for Success as a Nurse-Writer Jan 20, 2021

Seriously. This is the ’42’ of freelancing.

Today I’m sharing the one secret that will lead you to success as a freelance writer. Yep, this one thing is the key to building a sustainable business – and I’m not exaggerating. If you can master this,...

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Video: How to Find Great Sources for Your Healthcare Stories Jan 20, 2021

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well so far. Did you set any writing goals for the week? Working on any deadlines?

Hey, speaking of deadlines… Sometimes you may need to find human sources for some of your healthcare content writing work. For example, one time I wrote a story on...

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