Hi, and thanks for dropping in. I’m Martin McConnell, and I blog about writing advice and tips, as well as my own adventures in freelance writing and homesteading.
Here are my latest posts in each category:
If you are looking for my infamous advice about getting started freelancing and making money from your own words, like I do, check out my resources page.
My goals are simple. I want to make a living writing, start a self-sustainable farm, help other writers and authors to become sucessful (even more than me), and inspire everyone (I want to be a muse when I grow up). New writing tips are posted on Thursdays, enjoy.
Life is a story. You are the main character. Drive your own plot.
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If you like reading or writing short stories, you might also like my Facebook group: Flash Fiction Phenomenon
Everyone else on the internet seems to be doing this, so I’ll go ahead and list my own here, just to maintain 100% transparency about everything I’m doing.
Blog followers receive email updates whenever I post something here at writefarmlive. It’s an automated process that goes through Word Press, and as far as I know, I cannot access your email addresses directly (unless I missed something).
My author list (also subscribable from a link in the side panel of this page) is monitored by me using MailChimp. I send emails to active subscribers about once per month about upcoming promotions and general info about my writing. I experiment a lot and there isn’t a real format, just whatever and whenever something exciting is happening, like new book releases. I also solicit beta readers through my list. MailChimp makes it easy to opt out by clicking a link, and in general, I request people who don’t use the link to write me an email telling me in writing that they would like to be subscribed before I will add them.
I also keep a separate list of my special fans (like people who support my gofundme project) in an excel sheet, which also contains mailing addresses and sometimes phone numbers. This information is used for free mailings of new books.
I will never give your personal information to anyone, and yes. If you email me asking to swap lists, expect to receive a nasty email response. If you’re lucky, then I’ll delete the email and forget I saw it.
Please contact me directly via email before sending me prose, poetry, or anything else that you would like me to review or would like to see published here on writefarmlive. I take no responsibility for unsolicited documents, and most of the time, will delete emails with attachments unless I am expecting them. If you do send me something, it will be handled with the highest confidence, and I will not share or mail it to anyone else ever.
I take your privacy seriously. I don’t like being a victim of spammy advertising, and I believe that nobody else wants to be such either. Your name will not be added to any of my email lists if you write me, unless you SPECIFICALLY REQUEST to be added. So if you do want to be on my author list, please use the mailchimp link in the sidebar, or write me an email to say hi and request to be added.