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Browse Recent News
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.
Living The Writer's Life: Bob Sands
June 06, 2020 (07:00:55 am)
“Momentum is much easier to steer than it is to start.” That quote from Bob Sands does a fine job summing up his go-after-it attitude. He’s one of those gems of writers whose career is flying forward at warp speed, though he remains cheerfully approachable and down-to-earth. If ever there was a new writer to learn from, he’s the one. Enjoy his story …
Living The Writer's Life: Danielle Vick
May 30, 2020 (07:00:23 am)
Danielle Vick took account of her priorities a few years ago and realized Barefoot Writing was the key to keeping them in line. It’s how she permanently left a job she hated, pursued a hobby she always loved, gained the time and money to travel freely, and kept her first priority — her family — number one in life.
A Full Year’s Subscription to a Career-Launching Magazine for Writers... for Just $11
May 28, 2020 (02:00:38 pm)
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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 …
How – and Why – to Become an In-Demand “Website Doctor”
May 18, 2020 (12:51:17 pm)
This is the perfect side-hustle for copywriters… and it requires almost no writing.
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: Christopher Dean
May 09, 2020 (07:49:49 am)
Christopher Dean received a tip from a friend that opened the entire world of writing for him, and he’s made the most of it ever since. Find out how he escaped the daily slog of retail employment and replaced it with contentment and a relaxed lifestyle.
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 …
What Is SEO, Why Is It So Important, and How Do Copywriters Fit In?
May 01, 2020 (10:00:46 am)
SEO is more important than ever for companies doing business online. And that means opportunity for copywriters. Companies are in dire need of quality and engaging website content that people actually want to read … and boosts SEO rankings at the same time.
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.
Living The Writer's Life: Jan Marie Mueller
April 24, 2020 (06:58:45 pm)
If you’re ready for an upbeat example of how to pursue life as a professional writer — and how to do it across international borders — then you’ll love Jan Marie’s story. Not only has she embraced writing opportunities as a way to reach out professionally and grow her existing business, she’s done it in a way that brings her terrific daily satisfaction. Pay particular attention to her on-target advice for new writers.
Living The Writer's Life: Gloria Rand
April 18, 2020 (07:00:14 am)
Gloria Rand is the perfect example of a Barefoot Writer who broke through her bashfulness and went on to excel. She’s since been featured in media interviews, and her blog was even named one of the top 11 SEO Copywriting blogs of 2010 by search engine marketing firm Word Stream. Read on to learn how Gloria translates benefit-rich writing into benefit-rich living.
Congrats to the $5,000 Winner From The Ultimate White Paper Mentorship Program
April 17, 2020 (06:00:26 pm)
The results are in … and while all the submissions were of high quality … there can be only one winner: Kristen Stelzer earned a $5,000 check from AWAI for her winning white paper.
Living The Writer's Life: Julia Borgini
April 11, 2020 (07:00:20 am)
Julia Borgini is in the process of growing a focused, poised, and powerful writing career. Long ago, she defined autonomy as her core value, and as a result, she’s built a professional writing career that gives her exactly that. Enjoy her story and take note of her specific tips on running an organized business, as well as how to succeed as a freelance writer.
Living the Writer’s Life: Susie Kuse
April 04, 2020 (07:00:35 am)
That’s what Susie Kuse told us when we connected with her to find out how Barefoot Living is treating her. Like so many, she’s faced everything from burnout to health challenges to the near-impossible task of juggling family life with business. And at every turn, writing was the answer. Read Susie’s story for a glimpse into just how fast a writing career can help overcome obstacles.
April Issue: Is Writing the “Cure All?”
April 03, 2020 (06:30:56 pm)
Just released, the April issue of Barefoot Writer!
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.
[FREE] VIRTUAL SUMMIT: Copywriting’s Future, COVID-19’s Impact, and More…
March 30, 2020 (01:05:56 pm)
This Thursday, we’re holding THE most important online event in AWAI’s 23-year history.