Admit it: do you still hand write your manuscripts?

You’re in good company! Plenty of writers still create their first drafts the old-fashioned way: by hand. I do. And I know many others do, too.

In this day and age of technology, why would anyone opt to write by hand with paper and pen (or pencil)? Because there’s something about it that allows a free-er flow of thought and creativity from the brain to the paper than from the brain to keyboard and screen. Others appreciate the ease and portability of lightweight paper and pen. Others might not trust technology, particularly if they–or someone they know–experienced a devastating loss through a computer crash.

Whatever your reason, if it works for your writing, it makes sense to do it.

However, when it’s time to submit to a publisher or self-publish, what do you do? At that point, a handwritten document won’t be accepted.

The solution is simple: type up that manuscript.

But what if you don’t know how to type? Or what if your typing skills are rusty and tedious at best? Hire a typist. This option is probably more affordable than you think. Also, rates are typically quoted per page, so you’ll know the cost upfront–not get hit with an unexpectedly huge bill. While getting a short story typed up is extremely affordable, novellas and novels can be too, as long as you use the right service.

I recommend HireaTypist.com, which offers fast, affordable, professional typing services. So don’t let your handwritten manuscripts languish in a drawer–get them typed into clean, formatted manuscripts that you can submit or publish like a professional.

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United We Parent would like to invite moms to participate in the first comprehensive coffee table book about moms – Amazing Moms: Parents of the 21st Century.

We are currently in Round 2 of submissions for the Amazing Moms book. This round has a deadline of February 28, 2017.

By clicking https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByJKNR-n0asCM2kxVWV0VkQ5OWc you will find the form that we used for the dad’s coffee table book, DADLY Dads: Parents of the 21st Century, which has an expected debut date in April of this year. The DADLY book will feature 115 dads of various family dynamics from 11 different countries.

The form explains how and what to submit.

In the same folder of the enclosed link above we have included two samples of the page layout plus a copy of the front cover of the DADLY Dads coffee table book to give you an idea of what the Amazing Moms book will look like. The photos on the front cover are of dads in the book. Our team will also choose moms to be on the front and back cover of the book.

If you have any questions, contact us at hogan@unitedweparent.com

About the Authors

Dr. Elise Cohen Ho is a Founder of United We Parent, Motivational Speaker, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, professional blogger and a married mother of three. Dr. Ho holds doctoral degrees in Naturopathic Psychology and Natural Medicine in addition to holding degrees and/or certifications in Sociology, Nutrition, Herbalism and other healing modalities.

Hogan Hilling is a Founder of United We Parent http://www.unitedweparent.com and has appeared on Oprah. Hilling is also the author of eight published parenting books and the DADLY book series.

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Here’s a writing book that may be of particular interest to busy stay-at-home moms interested in tapping into the Kindle ebook scene with the most popular genre there is–romance–without the time investment of producing a full-length novel. Check out this short book by an expert in the field and get started on your story today:

How to Write Short Romance Kindle Books: A 40 Minute MASTERCLASS
by Nina Harrington

Are you ready to share your romance stories with readers around the world?

Then this is your chance to become part of the booming market for short digital romance fiction. The good news is that romance fiction is as popular as it has ever been. Just look at the Amazon Bestsellers top 100 paid list. It is dominated by romance titles.

Writing short romance Kindle books is an ideal home-based business, with minimal start-up costs.

You work where and when you choose, writing the kind of romance stories that you love to read–and then publish them for free! What’s more, short fiction is fast to both read and to write. No more procrastination!

You can create passive income from day one with short romance stories that only took you a few hours to write.

Learn more and buy the book for only $2.99 here.

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Oh that frustrating moment when your toddler gets a hold of the keyboard while you’re checking on dinner and you return to your manuscript needing to click the “Undo Typing” icon at least a hundred times to reclaim your precious work…

Just another moment in the life of a stay-at-home mom writer. 🙂

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Moms should not make the choice to stay at home with their kids, because… they won’t make enough money?stay at home mom and baby

Many may debate the “true meaning” of President Obama’s recent words regarding stay-at-home moms, but he said it quite clearly:

“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” Obama said. “So let’s make this happen: By the end of this decade, let’s enroll 6 million children in high-quality preschool, and let’s make sure that we are making America stronger.”

According to President Obama, America will be made stronger by mothers spending less time with their children. Sad.

Go ahead, view the video here and watch him say the words!

Stay-at-home moms everywhere are reacting!

“This warped perception has been circling the drain of the public toilet far too long and when it came from the mouth of one of the most influential men in the world, I had to add a few points of my own.” Read the rest of this mom’s well-worded reaction here.

What do you think?

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Ahh, sweet productivity. Cranking out pages in the few moments we can snatch from our busy days (and nights). It’s what we all dream of. Here’s the perfect book to help us reach our writing goals faster, and it’s FREE to download on Kindle for a limited time. Don’t miss out!

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“Yes, my wife is JUST a mother…. Yes, she is just a mother. Which is sort of like looking at the sky and saying, ‘hey, it’s just the sun.'”

You’ve gotta love how this guy writes. Matt Walsh’s infamous “You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?” article earned his blog a slew of stay-at-home mom fans, not to mention about three million views in two days.a mom&child

Read it, and it’s easy to see why.

The article was written as a tribute to Matt’s wife, a stay-at-home mother of twins, but it resounds with all stay-at-home moms because it heartens us that someone actually gets it and is willing to say it with no holds barred.

Most awesome of all, this is not just someone, but a guy. A husband! He sees our situation as it is, and it’s intoxicatingly refreshing! He sums up our conundrum precisely and with a clever brand of humor and elegance.

In a later blog, Stay-at-home moms: you don’t owe the world an explanation, Matt wrote, “I’m just a guy who loves his wife and appreciates the sacrifices she makes for the family. That’s really the entirety of my insight into this subject.” 

Simply put, yet his words are music to all stay-at-home moms’ ears.

Thanks, Matt!

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“We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created.”

So said Kirsten Dunst in a recent Harper’s Bazaar interview.

Good for her for not being afraid to voice this truth. I thought it was very refreshing to hear this from a Hollywood starlet–not to mention brave, considering the backlash sure to come her way. (And yes, it has.)

Kirsten Dunst Offends Feminists by Voicing Support for Traditional Gender Roles

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This new inspirational romance novel by stay-at-home mom and writer Staci Stallings is FREE on Kindle today, so download it today!


Deep in the Heart by stay-at-home mom writer Staci Stallings

Synopsis:
Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayers. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayers and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie’s whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?

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Hey fellow clean-romance writers, listen up! ROMANCE-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Inspirational and Sweet Markets by Julie Lessman is FREE on Kindle today, so download it now. Learn valuable writing tips to make your next romance novel sparkle!

In ROMANCE-ology 101, award-winning “Passion Most Pure” expert Julie Lessman tackles the subject of romantic tension in today’s inspirational/sweet markets with humor and heart. Offering tips for ramping up the WOW factor with romance that is both sweet and swoon-worthy, Lessman highlights tried-and-true methods with before-and-after examples to illustrate points.

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