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Congratulations to Heather Murata: Winner of AWAI’s First Ever Chatbot Writing Intensive Contest… …With A $2K Cash Prize Awarded by Web Writing Expert Nick Usborne
September 18, 2020 (12:00:51 pm)
Congratulations to Heather Murata for winning AWAI's Chatbot Spec Challenge.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life B2B Email Writing Contest
September 16, 2020 (08:00:54 am)
From over 340 submissions, Steve Slaunwhite announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the WarmCo food warming unit in The Writer’s Life.
New! 3-Sentence Cash Challenge Offers PWA Members Big Wins For Short Copy
September 05, 2020 (07:00:46 am)
A new cash challenge from The Professional Writers Alliance (PWA) is offering members the opportunity to win $100 for writing just three sentences of copy.
FREE Virtual Open House — All Your Questions about Circle of Success Answered
August 24, 2020 (12:00:32 pm)
There are so many benefits to Circle of Success — and so many moving pieces — that it's difficult to cover everything in a typical invitation letter. That’s why I’m inviting you to a very special LIVE Virtual Open House Encore Event so you can see exactly what the Circle of Success experience entails.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life EazyPot Slow Cooker Ad Writing Contest
August 11, 2020 (07:00:51 am)
From over 300 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the EazyPot Slow Cooker in The Writer’s Life.
Congratulations to Our TWO Champions! $2,000 Winners of AWAI’s Site Content Audit Report Challenge
August 07, 2020 (05:00:42 pm)
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, we announced that the Summer 2020 $2,000 Site Content Audit Report Challenge was a TIE. As part of our program, Content Audit Profits, participants could become an AWAI Verified™ Site Content Audit Specialist … and were eligible for a grand prize if their report was selected as the top submission.
Steve Slaunwhite Announces Three Prize Winners for The Writer’s Life B2B Email Writing Contest
July 14, 2020 (07:00:40 am)
From 420 submissions, Steve Slaunwhite announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our short-copy B2B project writing contest in The Writer’s Life.
IMPORTANT Date Change to AWAI's 2020 Bootcamp & Job Fair
June 12, 2020 (08:00:49 am)
After much careful deliberation and listening to our members … we’ve made the difficult decision to move October’s 2020 Bootcamp to May of 2021. The event will still be held in our hometown of Delray Beach, Florida … at the newly renovated Opal Grand Resort (Formerly The Delray Beach Marriott) as it has for the past 20 years.
Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Elliptical Exercise Machine Ad Writing Contest
June 03, 2020 (07:08:43 am)
From over 500 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the Elliptical Machine in The Writer’s Life.
Living the Writer’s Life: Brandi Chaney
May 23, 2020 (07:28:18 am)
Brandi Chaney’s story is a terrific study in the versatility of the freelance-writing world. She’s worked in a variety of niches but never felt tied to any specific field, thanks to the wealth of writing opportunities in every industry. Enjoy Brandi’s story …
Living The Writer's Life: Apryl Parcher
May 16, 2020 (07:00:48 am)
From writer to speaker to trainer and now book author, Apryl Parcher is forging through the channels of communication and finding nothing but success. Enjoy her unique insight on getting started, as well as tips on how to use social media to advance your career even before you make a name for yourself.
Living The Writer's Life: Jason Gaspero
May 02, 2020 (06:00:31 am)
“Incredible” is the single word that comes to mind when you read Jason Gaspero’s account of life as a Barefoot Writer. It’s beyond dream-worthy, since all he does month-in and month-out is travel to far-off, exotic destinations and write about his experiences — and makes a great living because of it. Plus, he enjoys a lifetime worth of adventure on a weekly basis (fried scorpion, anybody?). If you’ve ever entertained a fancy for travel writing, you’re going to love Jason’s story.
Meet The Winners Of The Professional Writers’ Alliance $1000 “Interesting Times” Writing Challenge
May 01, 2020 (06:00:52 pm)
PWA Managing Editor Jen Adams put out a challenge for PWA members to share how they were figuring out life in our new reality. They answered in long-form essays, poetry, and deeply personal stories …
Three Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Writing Contest to Rewrite the Content for a Website Intro Section
April 29, 2020 (07:00:19 am)
3 winners of the $200 prize have been chosen for The Writer’s Life writing contest to rewrite the content for a website intro section.
Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life MyBlender Pro Online Ad Writing Contest
March 31, 2020 (07:00:08 am)
From 500 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the MyBlender Pro in The Writer’s Life.
Announcing PWA's New $1,000 Cash Writing Challenge
March 27, 2020 (10:00:45 am)
Professional Writers' Alliance announces a new $1,000 writing challenge.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE About CORONAVIRUS and May’s 2020 Bootcamp & Job Fair
March 13, 2020 (02:03:51 pm)
UPDATE: COVID-19 and May’s Bootcamp. You can expect business as usual here at AWAI … all online trainings will still be happening as scheduled and our outstanding Member Success team will be reachable online and by phone, as usual. We’re still planning to hold Bootcamp & Job Fair, as planned May 12th through the 15th.
Living The Writer's Life: Brad McMillen Why Writing Means “Goodbye, Cubicle” and “Hello, Opportunity!” for Brad McMillen
February 21, 2020 (05:55:44 pm)
Life as a professional writer brings Brad McMillen the kind of freedom-from-The-Man we all crave. But it wasn’t until he “admitted” something to himself — out loud — that he was able to move forward in his goals. Find out what he said and learn why Brad is already on his way to long-term writing satisfaction.
Living The Writer's Life: Angela Williams Stillwell
February 15, 2020 (07:00:45 am)
Angela Williams Stillwell proves Barefoot Living can be shaped around your own interests. She recognized early on how freelance writing could give her the flexibility she wanted in life, both to pursue a career she enjoys and to continue her daily habits of exercise and playing with her pets. With a realistic grasp on how unpredictable life can be, Angela’s pursuit of Barefoot Writing gives her the time and income needed to overcome any obstacle — and enjoy herself along the way.
Living the Writer's Life: Donald Burns How the Reshaping of a “Dream Job” Turned into the Perfect “Retirement Gig”
February 08, 2020 (07:00:35 am)
Donald Burns, who long ago secured an MBA and landed his “dream job,” soon found that the contracts and constrictions weren’t worth it. He turned to freelance writing 22 years ago when the Internet and online resources barely existed. Since then, he’s built up a thriving and award-winning career as a Barefoot Writer. Read on to discover how Donald became master of his own destiny.