Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SFC Newsletter for Writers is Closing

For those who have known me since the beginning of my writing career know I have offered a free monthly, then later every other month a newsletter for writers. In 2009, SFC Newsletter for Writers was even in Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Newsletters/Websites. I was so excited and shocked when this happened. Even some of my blog posts I've written for this blog and others have appeared in SFC Newsletter for Writers; along with regular contributions from other writers, tips, market information and much more.

I've enjoyed putting SFC Newsletter for Writers together each issue. I've learned so much from working on it. It's hard to believe I started offering SFC Newsletter for Writers back in 2006 and now six years have gone by. It's been a fun run but with the demands of family and personal writing goals, I have decided to close its doors. I'm working on the very last issue to send to my subscriber list, which has doubled and tripled over the years. It will be sad when I hit the "send" button on this last issue but I see the positive as well.


I'll have more time to devote to my personal writing (maybe I'll get my next book out in the coming months). I won't be on the computer as much and will have more free time for my kids (who are growing up fast). I'll be able to balance my freelance jobs and not feel the stress of the newsletter needing to get out, among other things.

Doing a newsletter is still something I feel every writer should do if they have the time or can pay someone to put out. It builds contacts and your brand. I don't regret producing SFC Newsletter for Writers. I have enjoyed every issue and experience that came from working on it. I'm sad to see it go and maybe one day when I have more time...it will come back.

SFC Newsletter for Writers
 
If you never received SFC Newsletter for Writers or have only been a subscriber for a few months, don't worry as you'll be able to get all the past issue for FREE at the Stories for Children Publishing website.

The issues will be available at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com in the coming weeks.

3 comments:

  1. I hate to see the newsletter end. It offered encouragement and inspiration for those devoted to writing.

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  2. Thanks Randi for the kind words. It is hard to let it go.

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  3. I'm sorry to see the end, Virginia, but certainly understand the demands necessitating it. Good luck to you in all your future endeavours!

    Karin Larson

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