A couple things of note

Just a heads-up that Paul and I are both going back to school. This means we will have reading, assignments, and homework on top of our jobs. As a result, our time will become even more limited for social activities. I know that’s a bummer, but we are committed to our current goals and dedicated to achieving them.

If we aren’t available to socialize, either online or offline, this will be why. We are excited to get back into an academic routine and our jobs and studies will take priority over anything else. Thanks for your understanding and encouragement. 😉

In other news, my Smashwords author interview just went live. Pop over and give it a look:
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/beverlywaltonporter

Need help with writing or editing? Let me help!

Creativity in a slump?

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My longtime friend and colleague, Mindy Phillips Lawrence, asked for my current writing, editing, and coaching/teaching rates, so I figured now’s a good time to repost them.

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If you need a freelance writer, blogger, editor, or writing coach/instructor with 19 years of experience, contact me. I’m accepting new clients once again.

[Limited time offer] Enroll in my online professional writing/editing courses and get 10% off!

Nearing 100 likes on my FB page for Abraxas Professional Writing Courses.
If you haven’t liked my page, please stop by and do so at https://www.facebook.com/Abraxas.Writing.Courses

I’ve been teaching online courses since 1997 and many of my students have gone on to become freelance writers and published authors. I love to help people make their dreams come true 😉

To show my appreciation, for a limited time I’m offering 10% off any of my courses. Just e-mail me at scribequill -at- gmail.com with WRITING COURSES in the subject line of the message. Let me know which featured online professional writing/editing course you’re interested in:

* Professional Freelance Writing – 4 weeks-$80 or $20 per week

* Creativity 101: Tapping the Muse Within – 4weeks – $80 or $20 per week

* Marketing/PR for Writers – 4 weeks – $80 or $20 per week

* How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Nonfiction Book – 4 weeks – $100 or $25 per week

* Editing 101 – 4 weeks – $100 or $25 per week

When you e-mail me, I’ll give you a special link to sign up and enroll in the course of your choosing at a 10% discount. You can begin right away! If you have questions, you can ask me those as well.

Thanks for your attention 😉

It’s 5 a.m. and….and…and…!

Holy crap! I got so involved in watching online course lectures and taking assessments that I totally didn’t know it was nearly 5 a.m.! I gotta go to bed now. Sleep, however, is another matter. One does not necessarily follow the other. Ya feel me?

Oh, you’ll have a good laugh at this: I did eat Cheetos and drink Mountain Dew, but I DID NOT game as I planned! Got SO excited over the decision to formally pursue a psych degree that I spent all night reading, researching, delving into particulars.

This is a problem for me! Most people shirk off work in order to game or to play. I have the OPPOSITE problem! Paul has to NUDGE me to GO HAVE MINDLESS FUN! I *want* to play, but there’s always that, “Yes, but you have this, this, and this you wanted to accomplish/complete” going on inside my head. That’s what happens when you LOVE the work you do!

This weekend, I shall game. I must. Surely I can find an hour or so over the next two days to game, in addition to the career and education stuff. Balance, you know? Balance!

Oh, and reading. I must get through 100 books by the end of the year (roughly 2 books read per week, and I’m on track!). Well, not must…but it’s a goal I’ve set for myself. And I have NEW online course modules I’ll be teaching come Monday (including the Elements of Editing course). If you want to jump in on that, go here to register: http://www.abraxasediting.com/contact.html

Remember — I’m a cheap and easy date. Wait! I’m cheap…but I ain’t easy. I’ll put you to work, but you’ll LOVE every minute of it! 😉

Have a good Saturday, taters! I’ll return to you anon.

Summer wave of online writing courses, including my new Elements of Editing course!

I’m launching the next wave of professional writing courses, along with a BRAND NEW “Elements of Editing” online course. I‘ve been teaching online writing courses since 1997 and many of my students have gone on to become part-time or full-time freelance writers and editors — as well as published authors. If you or someone you know would like to take a course (they cost roughly $20 to $25 per week), contact me and I’ll get you set up.

You can pay for your course in weekly increments if you need to. Again, courses range from $30 for a weekend to $20 or $25 per week for a maximum of four weekly lesson presentations, handouts, instructor feedback and homework/exercises. You will get one-on-one instruction (yes, personalized instruction with me — not sharing time with others in a virtual classroom). I will bill you in weekly increments if it helps. I accept PayPal, credit cards, eChecks, regular checks or money orders. Doesn’t matter.

Even if you don’t want to take a course, you can give one as a gift and pay for someone else. Just let me know who you’re paying for. I will accommodate in any way I can. Here is the link for my course listings: http://www.abraxasediting.com/contact.html

Let me know which course you want to take and I will send you the outline and instructions for setting up your payment options. You can fill out the contact form at the end of this post or email me at bev@nocturnalmuse.com. If you are ready to enroll, select your course and register via PayPal by sending your payment to bev@nocturnalmuse.com. Once your registration is received, I will send you a confirmation and instructions for beginning your course. It’s that simple! Your course will start right away.

“Elements of Editing” is a NEW course (and one I’m VERY EXCITED ABOUT!). It’s four weeks long and costs only $25 per week. If you want to self-edit or are looking to break into professional editing, this is the course for you. Click here to view the syllabus and to sign up!

Thanks for taking the time to read about and/or sign up for one of these courses. Courses begin on the day you sign up. You have up to 90 days to complete the course, so it’s easy to fit into your schedule. If you sign up within 48 hours I will send you a free copy of Sun Signs for Writers AND Secrets of the Professional Freelancer as my thanks to you. 🙂

Finally, I am currently open for any and all editing jobs. If you have a written document, sales copy, website copy, short story, book manuscript, academic paper or anything else, I will do a professional edit for you with a quick turnaround time for only $2 per double-spaced page (allowing for 12 pt Times New Roman font in MS WORD or similar). Email me at bev@nocturnalmuse.com and I can get started right away on your project!

New website for Abraxas Professional Writing Courses

Come visit our new virtual home! 🙂 Abraxas Professional Writing Courses now has its own website. Browse the online courses offered and drop me a line via the contact page (or by email) if you have any questions. Be sure to sign the guestbook, too.

http://www.abraxaswriting.com