Amber Roshay
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How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates as a Newbie?

How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates as a Newbie?

By Amber Roshay

The biggest challenge freelancers face is how to get paid what they're worth. Or even get paid to write. The writing marketplace is full of every range of writer from the newbie to the seasoned professional. So, how do you set your freelance writing rates as a newbie?

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My surprising love affair with China. The Bund, Shanghai!

My Surprising Love Affair with China

Most people become inundated with negative images and reports of China. We have this idea that China doesn’t care about people, intellectual property and wants world dominance. The American fight with China is much like the cold war with the Soviet Union. Now instead of a wall dividing East and West Germany, we have a virtual fence fortified with trade wars and human rights violations. So when a fellow teacher and friend told me he was moving to Shanghai to teach English, I thought, “Why would you ever go there?” 

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How to Save Money Each Month

How to Seriously Save Money Each Month

Parents and writers are always looking for how to save money every month. But it can be hard to find ways to save the extra pennies. In fact, when I have extra change I worry that my kids might swallow it. So when I learned about a killer app that takes your spare change and invests it for you, I was curious.

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Working Mom's Routine with Toddlers

Daily Schedule for a Working Mom’s Routine with Toddlers

As a working mom finding the right routine for taking care of toddlers can be tough. By the time you pick them up from daycare or preschool they’ve had a full day and so have you. But I’ve learned some tricks that make my working mom routine with toddlers easier.

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Hey mama, are you looking for a working mom's travel packing list for toddlers? As a mom raising two under three, I was too! I researched the most popular articles to compile an ultimate guide to the best travel tips for kids, and I want to share it with you. Comes with a travel list free printable! #traveltoddlertips | travel packing list tips | plane travel tips @penandparent.com

The Ultimate Travel Packing List for Toddlers

As a mom of two under three and about to embark on a vacation that included planes and automobiles, I needed an ultimate packing list. Nothing’s worse than being trapped with kiddos without travel essentials and activities. This began my search for the best working mom’s travel packing list for toddlers.

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Are you a freelance writer looking for paying #MeToo publications? Then you need to check out these women's publications that want your writing now! | freelance writing for beginners | freelance writing jobs | freelance writing portfolio | freelance writing niche #freelance writing tips @penandparent.com

Write for These #MeToo Publications and Add Your Voice

The #MeToo Movement doesn’t seem to be abating and for good reasons. Growing up in the 90s, I thought I was living the results of the 1960s and 1970s Feminist Movement. In college, I read Betty Friedan and truly thought we’d moved past women getting groped and being viewed as objects.

Now as a mother and writer, I know this isn’t true.

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How to create a writer website in minutes | 25 Writer Tools and Resources

How to Create a Writer Website in Minutes

As a writer, you need to have a strong online presence, be tech savvy and have a website that showcases your talents and services. But how to create a writer website without breaking the bank and hiring a web designer? 

To begin with, you don’t have to with these powerful website tools and hacks. The best part is that some of them are free. Second, professional writers use these resources to connect with readers, increase book sales, grow their email list, and massively surge website traffic. But most important of all, you can create a writer website in less than one day.

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Are you looking to write and self-publish a book in 30 days? Check out these 10 steps for publishing an non-fiction book fast

How to Successfully Publish an eBook

By Amber Roshay

Are you looking to write and self-publish a book in 30 days? Well, it’s quite a challenge, but one that can happen with planning.

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How to Write a Villain Readers Love to Hate. Free Writing Prompts | character development | writing inspiration |character development writing fictional characters novels

How to Write Villains Readers Love to Hate

By Amber Roshay
Updated 5/19/19

In fairy tales, the villain is easy to spot. Usually, the bad guy has sharp teeth and wants to eat grandma. But in other stories, the villain isn’t as obvious and you’re not sure whether to love or hate him. Either way, you want to write memorable and believable villains that readers love to hate. 

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8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

Are you a busy mom looking for workout tips that will help you lose weight or get bikini ready? I know that after having two babies in two years, I struggled to find the time for fitness and eating healthy. Self-care is important  for anyone but even more important for moms. These eight summer workout tips for busy moms will get you on the right track fast.

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