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The BIG Banquet

The Menu

(TABLE OF CONTENTS)

Welcome to THE WELL-FED E-PUB: The BIG Banquet!

…Serving up food for thought and tasty tips for the prospering writer…Come on in, sit anywhere and bring your appetite!

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I. WELCOME APPETIZERS

(ALL WRITTEN BY PETER BOWERMAN)

May 2002 – OUR INAUGURAL ISSUE!………..p. 19
Welcome/Our Mission

June 2002 – FREEDOM IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK…….p. 20
The Inherent Viability Of Freelancing

July 2002 – WELL-FED WRITING OR WASTE OF TIME?…….p. 21
Are Online Writing Job Sites Worth It?

August 2002 – WHAT ARE YOUR LIMITATIONS?……p. 22
Real-World Strategies For Maximizing Income in an Up-and-Down Economy

September 2002 – ALUMINUM SIDING, ANYONE?……p. 24
Is There No Difference Between Us And Annoying Telemarketers?

October 2002 – INVITATION TO A PARADIGM SHIFT……p. 25
Stop Worrying About Starving and Start Focusing on Being Well-Fed!

November 2002 - COLD-CALLING & FOLLOW-UP……p. 26
The 2 Basic Food Groups of Freelance Success: Possibly Boring, Always Reliable

December 2002 – TELL ME A STORY……p. 27
Be a Storyteller – Become a Better Commercial Writer

January 2002 – “WELL-FED” FOR LIFE……p. 29
Invest In (Cash) Cows Now For Greener Retirement Pastures Later!

February 2003 – CELEBRATE YOUR “FREE AGENT” PRIDE!……p. 30
New Book Provides Ideas and Inspiration to “Free Agents” Present and Future!

March 2003 – THE BASICS OF “BRANDING”……p. 32
Discover Why Clients Keep Hiring You and Build Your Brand!

April 2003 – “FRIEND-LY” PROSPECTING……p. 33
Why Haven’t You Called Your Friends For Work?

May 2003 – The ABCs OF E-MAIL MARKETING……p. 34
Tasty Tips For Maximizing Your E-Marketing (While Preserving Your Reputation!)

June 2003 – THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT WEB SITES……..p. 35
Make Yours Light and “Easy to Swallow” And Eat Well Later!

July 2003 – READ THIS BOOK, BE A BETTER WRITER…….p. 36
Star Ad Guy's Witty And Wise Volume Will Hone Your Talent!

August 2003 – WANTED: WRITERS WITH A CLUE……..p. 37
Bad Writing & Sloppy Marketing Everywhere Means Plenty of Opportunities

September 2003 – WELCOME TO BOOMTOWN!……..p. 39
It’s a Great Time to be a Freelancer and It’s Getting Better Every Day!

October 2003 – WRITE WELL, EAT WELL – Part 1 OF 3………40
9 Steps to Becoming a More Creative, Interesting AND Profitable Writer

November 2003 – WRITE WELL, EAT WELL – Part 2 OF 3……….p. 41
9 Steps to Becoming a More Creative, Interesting AND Profitable Writer

December 2003 – WRITE WELL, EAT WELL – Part 3 OF 3………p. 43
9 Steps to Becoming a More Creative, Interesting AND Profitable Writer

January 2004 –SELF-EMPLOYMENT GROWS, SAYS N.Y. TIMES……p. 45
While Growth of Full-Time Job Sector Stalls, Self-Employment Comes on Strong!

February 2004 – WRITERS TO AVOID OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING?…..p. 46
The Argument for the Relative Indispensability of Native English Writers

March 2004 – TASTY HORS’DOEUVRES, SWEET NEWS………..p. 47
Networking Function Confirms Viability of Writing Biz and the Market’s Needs!

April 2004 –THE PROSAIC TRUTH OF BUSINESS-BUILDING………p. 47.
Industry Pub Underscores that Fundamentals – Not Gimmicks – Get You in the Door

May 2004 – “DO NOT CALL” RULING DOES NOT APPLY TO US……...p. 48
But It Also Doesn’t Mean “Do Not Write” As Direct Mail is Poised to Grow

June 2004 – HAVING PROJECT “QUOTE QUALMS”?…………p. 49
Tips on Estimating Projects (Hint: It’s a Tricky Process, EVEN For Us Seasoned Pros!)


II. CRISP “FROM THE FIELD” GREENS

May 2002 – Category: Cold-Calling……p. 50
DIALING FOR DOLLARS: A WRITER’S ADVENTURES IN COLD-CALLING
A Humorous Real-Life Account!
Michael Belfiore – Cold Spring, NY

June 2002 – Category: Business-Building/Inspirational ……p. 52
ARE YOU A SUCCESS STORY WAITING TO HAPPEN?
Jake from the Left Coast Shows Us How It’s Done!
Jake Sibley – San Diego, CA

July 2002 – Category: Business-Building……..…p. 54
REMOTE/RURAL FREELANCER EATING WELL (thank you very much!)
Some Advice (NOT Just) For Small-Town Marketers!
Karin Beuerlein – Loretto, TN

August 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 55
TOO SHY TO APPROACH THE BUFFET?
Self-Proclaimed “Quintessential Introvert” Makes It Happen!
Chris Rheaume – New England

September 2002 – Category: Business “Process”……p. 56
PRE-MEETING Q&A SIMPLIFIES LIFE WHILE
BUILDING CREDIBILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM!
Sonya Carmichael-Jones – Seattle, WA

October 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 59
CRISP FIELD GREENS WITH SERENDIPITY DRESSING!
H.S. Latin Teacher Makes a Friend and Picks up an Unexpected Client
Jill Jennings – Atlanta, GA

November 2002 – Category: Business “Process”……p. 58
RESPONSE TO SEPTEMBER 2002 “CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRES” STORY
Different Recipe Yields Same Professional Results
(Text of this piece follows September 2002 “Field Greens” piece for sake of continuity)
Anonymous – Rocky Mountains

December 2002 – Category: Prospecting……p. 60
HIDDEN PROSPECTS!
Have You Thought of Looking in These Places for Clients?
Lucy V. Parker – Land O’Lakes, FL

January 2003 – Category: Business-Building……p. 62
SMALL COMPANIES, BIG MARKET
Waco, TX FLCW Taps Juicy Small Biz Segment and Dishes Up Tips!
Barbara Elmore – Waco, TX

February 2003 – Category: Marketing Tools……p. 63
WHAT CAN A WEB SITE DO FOR YOU?
LA-Based FLCW Tells Why You Need a Web Site to Stay Well-Fed!
Amy Sorkin – Los Angeles, CA

March 2003 – Category: Business-Building……p. 65
GOT CONNECTIONS?
CA-Based FLCW (a.k.a. The “Networking Machine”) Avoids Making First Cold Call!
Rob Rutkowski – Mission Viejo, CA

April 2003 – Category: Writing Process……p. 66
BEFORE YOU START WRITING…
Bay Area-Based FLCW Shows Us That Planning Your Writing Pays Off!
Michael Rankins – Rohnert Park, CA

May 2003 – Category: Business Process/Collections……p. 68
HOW TO NOT MISS A MEAL!
Atlanta FLCW Offers 10 Steps to Collecting Those Pesky Outstanding Invoices
Derek S. Spalla – Atlanta, GA

June 2003 – Category: Juggling Two Careers…………….p. 69
FREELANCE & FULL-TIME JOB!
Charlotte, NC-based “HYBRID” Offers Tips on filling TWO Plates!
Donna Gilbert – Charlotte, NC

July 2003 – Category: Business Identity………….p. 70
WHAT ARE WE TO CALL OURSELVES?
Mentally Munching on “Copywriter,” “Commercial Writer” and Other Confusing Titles
Paul Chimera – Buffalo, NY

August 2003 – Category: Smaller Market Business-Building………p. 71
SMALL TOWN SUCCESS STORY!
TN-based FLCW Shows How Persistence and Creativity Pays Off!
Aaron Miller – Rural Tennessee

September 2003 – Category: Unconventional Business-Building……..p. 72
RESPONSES TO WRITING “TEST” PIECE
Tests Lead to Steady Work; Writing “Pros” Left Scratching Heads & Eating Crow! Sheila Phinazee – Atlanta, GA/Sue
Hecht – Los Angeles, CA

October 2003 – Category: Life Decisions…………p. 74
REDEFINING “SUCCESS”
NJ FLCW Goes From Corporate Gilded Cage to A Life On Her Terms
Jackie Foreman – Marlton, NJ

November 2003 – Category: Enhancing Writing Skills…………p. 75
THE WRITERS’ SELF-CHECK LIST
Bay Area FLCW Dishes Up 25 Points to Better, Tighter, Cleaner Writing
Kathy Steligo – San Carlos, CA

December 2003 – Category: Enhancing Writing Skills………….p. 76
BONUS WRITING TIP
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

January 2004 – Category: Second Book Titling………..p. 77
BOOK 2 HAS A TITLE!
Dozens Submit Hundreds of Names, Two Split Honors & Prize Money!

February 2004 – Category: Direct Mail Prospecting……….p. 78
FREE DIRECT MAIL SERVICE!
Look No Further Than the USPS’ NetPost Program for FREE Basic Direct Mail
Bobby Hickman – Atlanta, GA

March 2004 – Category: Market Knowledge…………p. 78
MORE MEETINGS, MORE GOODIES!
Prospect Meeting Serves Up Lessons in Change AND a Largely Ignored Market!
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

April 2004 – Category: Creative Prospecting………..p. 79
“ LEADS” IDEAS DELIVER THE GOODS
Two FLCWs Put Last Month’s Leads Tips Into Action and Get Promising Results
Dave Tandet – Los Angeles, CA/Chad Neilsen – Utah

May 2004 – Category: Mixed Biz-Building Tools………..p. 80
A MIXED SALAD
Four Crunchy Bites: NetPost, BNI, FREE Invoicing/Time Tracking S/W & a Giggle!
Lisa Sparks (Ft. Myers, FL), Linda Bassett (Cincy, OH), Mary Cvetan (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 2004 – Category: Prospecting/Planting Seeds………...p. 80
THE “LAZARUS” CONTACT
Phoenix FLCW Hears From Company He Cold-Called FOUR Years Ago!
Jake Poinier – Phoenix, AZ
 
 
III. MAIN “MEAT” COURSES

May 2002 – Category: Cold-Calling……..…p. 82
EXPANDED COLD-CALLING GUIDE:
Two New Pages of Common Prospect Responses & Your Replies!
Brian Egeston/Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

June 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 85
MAKING IT IN A LEANER ECONOMY
Part 1 of 2 parts: Filling Your Plate in Today’s Market
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

July 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 86
MAKING IT IN A LEANER ECONOMY
Part 2 of 2 parts: Filling Your Plate in Today’s Market
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

August 2002 – Category: Business Tools……p. 88
THE FLCW’S PORTFOLIO
Tampa Bay Freelancer Shares Laughs AND Keys to Professional Presentation
Lorrie Lykins – Tampa Bay, FL

September 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 90
DISCOVERING YOUR “VERBAL TAGLINE”
Colorado FLCW Hones Her Message and Watches Her Plate Fill Up!
Michelle Zavala – Colorado Springs, CO

October 2002 – Category: Business Tools……p. 91
BUILDING THE BUDGET OFFICE
Save Your Pennies for a Sunny Day (Off!): Seattle FLCW Shows You How
Jen Lynham – Seattle, WA

November 2002 – Category: Business Upkeep/Flexibility……p. 93
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE!
How To Turn Things Around When Your Clients Are Laid Off
Casey Hibbard – Santa Fe, NM

December 2002 – Category: Business-Building/Cold-Calling……p. 94
TURN INTO A “COLD-CALLING FIEND”!
Austin, TX FLCW Hits the Phones and Snags $35K in Business!
Tom Myer – Austin, TX

January 2003 – Category: Creative Business-Building……p. 97
STAY WELL-FED IN LEAN TIMES THROUGH “BARTER”!
Virginia Beach FLCW Shares His Experiences Tapping This Unique Avenue
Rob Waddell – Virginia Beach, VA

February 2003 – Category: Cold-Calling……p. 98
COLD CALL WITH CONFIDENCE!
Venice, CA FLCW Shares 12 Savory Tips for Phone Success!
Moira Shepard – Venice, CA

March 2003 – Category: Prospecting……p. 100
CORPORATE ROADS LESS TRAVELED!
Corporate Insider Shows Where to Fill Your Plate AFTER “MarCom”!
Mary Anne Hahn – Syracuse, NY

April 2003 – Category: Creative Business-Building……p. 102
A PLAN FOR MARKETING MARKETING PLANS (???)
Annapolis, MD FLCW Gets Tough, Smart, Creative and Well-Fed!
Eileen Coale – Annapolis, MD

May 2003 – Category: Creative Business-Building……p. 103
STAY WELL-FED WITH YOUR MOUTH (NOT JUST YOUR PEN!)
Buffalo, NY FLCW Adds (Client-Suggested) Voice-Over Work To His Portfolio!
Paul Chimera – Amherst, NY

June 2003 – Category: Enhancing Your Marketability………….p. 104
TELL THE WORLD ABOUT ALL YOUR WRITING TALENTS!
Got Different Writing Skills? Your Prospects Have Different Writing Needs!
Dennis Mellersh – Toronto, Canada

July 2003 – Category: Business-Building……………p. 105
WRITING FOR THE JUICY NOT-FOR-PROFIT (NFP) SECTOR
Indiana-based FLCW Shares Some Savory Strategies for Filling Your Plate
Kevin Klemme – Bloomington, Indiana

August 2003 – Category: Creative Prospecting………….p. 107
“ WILL WRITE FOR CHOCOLATE”!
PA-Based FLCW’s Sweet Strategy: Get in the Door with “Free PR” Articles!
Karl Barndt – Kunkletown, PA

September 2003 – Category: Direct Mail Strategies…………p. 108
PROFITABLE POSTCARDS
Atlanta FLCW Turns a Juicy Profit on Postcard Mailing and Shares the “How-To”!
Bobby Hickman – Atlanta, GA

October 2003 – Category: Technology/Marketing…………p. 110
THE UNDER-8-HOUR, UNDER-$75 WEB SITE!
Low-Tech CA FLCW Says, “If I Can Do It, Anyone Can Do It!”
Larry Rosenwinkel – Frazier Park, CA

November 2003 – Category: Networking/Prospecting………p. 112
THE “WELL-FED” NETWORKER
VA FLCW Trumpets SERIOUS Networking Organization That Delivers!
Lina Penalosa – Norfolk, VA

December 2003 – Category: Redefining Market Niches………p. 113
FORGING NEW WRITING DIRECTIONS
Seasoned NY FLCW Goes Pro Bono To Retool Offering & Build Her Confidence
Joy Underhill – Rochester, NY

January 2004 – Category: Networking/Business Building…………p. 115
JOINING YOUR CHAMBER – WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
IA FLCW Gets Involved, Finds Pros Far Outweigh the Cons
Mary Guinane – Sioux City, IA

February 2004 – Category: Mental Re-Engineering…………..p. 116
DEVELOPING THE MONEY MIND$ET
LA FLCW Cleans her “Financial” House and Watches Her Biz Take Off!
Amy Sorkin – Los Angeles, CA

March 2004 – Category: Creative Prospecting…………p. 117
JOGGING FOR JOBS (AND OTHER NOVEL STRATEGIES)
Atlanta FLCW Keeps Finding Work in the Most Interesting Places!
Bobby Hickman – Atlanta, GA

April 2004 – Category: Shifting Thinking…………..p. 119
“ EVERYONE I CALL ALREADY HAS A FREELANCER!”
Tacoma, WA FLCW Explains Why That’s Really Great News to Hear From Prospects!
Spiros Psarris – Tacoma, WA

May 2004 – Category: Networking/Prospecting………….p. 120
FILLING YOUR PLATE AT A B2B TRADE SHOW
VA FLCW Offers Up Primer on Picking Up Clients at Biz-to-Biz Trade Shows
Mary E. Tyler – Newport News, VA

June 2004 – Category: Business-Building Tools…………p. 121
SHOULD YOU DO AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER?
Boston FLCW Outlines Low-Cost, High-Yield Strategy For Landing the Biz!
Andrea Harris – Stow, MA

 
IV. DESSERT: SWEET SUCCESS STORIES & TIPS


SUCCESS STORIES:

May 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 124
ANOTHER BUDDING FLCW AND AT-HOME MOM!
Heather McCarron Allard – Providence, RI

June 2002 – Category: Business-Building/Writing Opps……p. 124
EX-CORP. FLCW FINDS PROMISING MARKET & SHARES A LUCRATIVE ONE!
Donna Boyette – Raleigh, NC

July 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 125
BEANTOWN-BASED FLCW NETWORKS HIS WAY TO SUCCESS!
Michael Reardon – Boston, MA

August 2002 – Category: Cold-Calling……p. 127
BALTIMORE-BASED FLCW DISCOVERS COLD-CALLING CAN BE (GASP) FUN!
Maryanne Arthur – Baltimore, MD

September – Category: Boosted Confidence……p. 128
FRIEND TELLS FRIEND WHO’S ALREADY SUCCESSFULLY DEVOURED TWFW!
Martha Finney (CA) & Holly Minor (MD)

October 2002 – Category: Business-Building/Persistence……p. 128
PHILLY FLCW STICKS WITH IT AND BLOOMS IN 2002!
Kennerly Clay – Philadelphia, PA

November 2002 – Category: Business-Building……p. 129
AMMAN, JORDAN-BASED FLCW READS “WELL-FED,” ASKS FOR THE BIZ!
Patricia Skinner – Amman, Jordan

December 2002 – Skipped to make room for MAIN MEAT COURSE

January 2003 – Category: Business-Building……p. 130
TAOS, NM FLCW “NEWBIE” MANAGES MOTEL, STARTS BUILDING BUSINESS
John Fair – Taos, NM

January 2003 – Extra Helping of Dessert!……p. 131
TRIPLE SCOOP: THREE TASTY SUCCESS STORIES – TWO FROM “NEWBIES”!
Rob Rutkowski – Mission Viejo, CA
Beth Campbell-Maddaluno – Cleveland, OH
Kristina Anderson – Seattle, WA

February 2003 – Category: Epiphanies/Boosted Confidence……p. 132
NJ-BASED FLCW SMELLS SOME PRETTY ROTTEN COPYWRITING OUT THERE!
Alan Raicer – New Jersey

March 2003 – Category: New Business Generation……p. 133
AUSTIN FLCW USES PHONE TO DISH UP WORK WHENEVER SHE’S HUNGRY!
Wendy Knerr – Austin, TX

April 2003 – Category: Business-Building/Follow-Up……p. 134
FL-BASED FLCW: “IT PAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE UNRESPONSIVE!”
Lisa Sparks – Ft. Myers, FL

May 2003 – Category: Business-Building/Assertiveness……p. 134
FLCW KEEPS CALLING, KEEPS SUGGESTING AND GETS PAID UP FRONT!
Anonymous – Western US

June 2003 – Category: Realizing Your Value…………..p. 135
INDIANA FLCW STOPS JOB-HUNTING & PUTS HER EXPERIENCE TO WORK!
Linda Pyles – Indiana

July 2003 – Category: Enhancing Marketability/Cold Calling……..p. 136
LA FLCW REWORKS WEB SITE, BOOSTS BIZ; RENEWS FAITH IN COLD-CALLING!
Amy Sorkin – Los Angeles, CA

August 2003 – Category: Business Savvy………………p. 137
BUDDING ATLANTA FLCW ASKS IF “WRITING TEST” IS LEGIT; PROS GIVE THUMBS-DOWN!
Anonymous – Atlanta, GA

September 2003 – Category: Marketing Payoff…………...p. 137
ATLANTA FLCW SHARES HEAVENLY NEWS OF HER NEWLY-FULL PLATE!
Anne Melfi – Atlanta, GA

October 2003 – Category: Leaps of Faith…………….p. 138
MS READER “STEPS OUT,” CHASES DREAM AND EVERYTHING CHANGES
Chris Custer – Jackson, Mississippi

November 2003 – Category: Direct Mail Marketing…………p. 139
MD FLCW CREATES POSTCARDS, LANDS THE WORK, SHARES THE STRATEGY!
Eileen Coale – Annapolis, MD

December 2003 – Category: Prospecting/Planting Seeds………p. 140
GA AND MD FLCWS GET CALLS OFF POSTCARDS SENT SIX+ MONTHS BEFORE
Bobby Hickman – Atlanta, GA/ Eileen Coale – Annapolis, MD

January 2004 – Category: Boldness Rewarded………….p. 141
AZ FLCW CUTS CORP. APRON STRINGS, REPLACES INCOME IN FOUR MONTHS!
Stephanie Pitel – Phoenix, AZ

February 2004 – Category: Setting Your Life Terms…………p. 141
NY PR PRO ORCHESTRATES LUCRATIVE AND SMARTLY-NETWORKED EXIT TO MOTHERHOOD!
Patrice Liquori Athanasidy – Cortlandt Manor, NY

March 2004 – Category: Persistence…………….p. 142
GA FLCW DOESN’T LET TWO BROKEN ANKLES KEEP HER FROM GROWING BIZ!
Rebecca Butler – Dalton, GA

April 2004 – Category: Keeping Prospecting Radar Up………..p. 143
MN FLCW DRINKS UP, LISTENS UP, PICKS UP (A TAB), WINDS UP WITH A CLIENT!
Molly Stein – Duluth, MN

May 2004 – Category: Believing in Yourself………….p. 143
BRAND-NEW GA FLCW PLAYS “PRO”; DOESN’T TELL CLIENT IT’S HER FIRST JOB
Caroline Mooney – Cohutta, GA

June 2004 – Category: Business Building/Staying Alert……….p. 144
GA FLCW PICKS UP FELLOW E-PUB READER’S OVERFLOW AGENCY WORK!
Rebecca Butler – Dalton, GA


TIPS:

May 2002 – Category: Prospecting………..…p. 144
A GREAT POTENTIAL SOURCE FOR WORK –
DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR WEEKLY!
Laura LaCombe – Champaign, IL

June 2002 – Category: Prospecting………..p. 145
GREAT NEW TIPS FOLLOW UP ON LAST MONTH’S IDEAS!
Lorrie Lykins – Tampa Bay, FL
Barbara Elmore – Waco, TX

July 2002 – Category: “Positioning” Strategy……p. 146
PHILLY FLCW LEVERAGES HUBBY’S EXPERTISE
TO EXPAND MARKETING REACH!
Kennerly Clay – Philadelphia, PA

August 2002 – Category: Prospecting……p. 146
SHY GAL HARNESSES TECHNOLOGY AND THE NET TO FILL HER PLATE!
Chris Rheaume – New England

September 2002 – Category: Prospecting……p. 147
FLCW GOES “BACK TO SCHOOL” FOR JOB LEADS
Ariana Adams – Charlotte, NC

October 2002 – Category: Attitude Maintenance……p. 147
POWERFUL QUOTE BANISHES DOUBTS OF VANCOUVER (WA) FLCW!
Katlin Smith – Vancouver, WA

November 2002 – Category: Business Tools……p. 148
INVOICING SOFTWARE MAKES BILLING EASY, SO YOU’LL DO IT!
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

DECEMBER 2002 – SKIPPED TO MAKE ROOM FOR MAIN MEAT COURSE

January 2003 – Category: Prospecting……p. 148
PLAY SHERLOCK HOLMES AND GET THROUGH TO THE WRITING BUYERS!
Jake Sibley – San Diego, CA

February 2003 – Category: Prospecting……p. 149
TAP YOUR LIBRARY ONLINE AND FILL YOUR PLATE!
Amy Sorkin – Los Angeles, CA

March 2003 – Category: Prospecting……p. 149
FL-BASED FLCW CLICKS MOUSE & CREATES NEVER-ENDING PROSPECT LISTS!
Martin Kozicki – Longwood, FL

April 2003 – Category: Prospecting……p. 150
“CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT (WRITING) WORK” – TAPPING UNCLE SAM
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

May 2003 – Category: Marketing Tools/Prospecting……p. 151
NIFTY IDEA FOR CREATING “CROSS-PROMOTIONAL” BUSINESS CARDS
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

June 2003 – Category: Creative Prospecting……………p. 151
BOSTON FLCW ASKS A PROSPECT FOR ADVICE AND PICKS UP WORK!
Andrea Harris – Stow, MA

July 2003 – Category: Prospecting……………..p. 152
CT ASPIRING FLCW FINDS ANOTHER SUCCULENT SOURCE FOR PROSPECT LISTS!
Ann Wheeler – Shelton, CT

August 2003 – Category: Billing Strategies ………….p. 153
CO FLCW’S CLEVER IDEAS SLICES A WEEK OFF PAYMENT TIMES!
Brad Chittim – Colorado

September 2003 – Category: Savvy Prospecting…………..p. 153
CA FLCW CHECKS JOB LISTINGS FOR (SOON-TO-BE) WRITING BUYERS!
Rob Rutkowski – Mission Viejo, CA

October 2003 – Category: Niche Marketing…………p. 154
RALEIGH, NC ATTORNEY/FLCW DISCUSSES OPPS WITH LAW FIRMS
Michele Lashley – Raleigh, NC

November 2003 – Category: Prospecting…………..p. 154
ATLANTA FLCW COLLECTS CARDS, MAKES “WARM” CALLS AND LANDS WORK
Anne Melfi – Atlanta, GA

December 2003 – Category: Client Care………….p. 155
THANK CLIENTS THIS HOLIDAY BY MAKING THEM “WELL-FED”!
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

January 2004 – Category: Follow-up…………..p. 155
FL FLCW REVISITS OLD ALMOST-FORGOTTEN PROSPECTS AND LANDS WORK!
Lisa Sparks – Ft. Myers, FL

February 2004 – Category: Thinking Strategically……p. 156
BAY AREA FLCW SIMPLY SUGGESTS, LEVERAGES ONE PROJECT INTO SEVEN+!
Kathy Steligo – San Carlos, CA

March 2004 – Category: Seeing Opportunities Everywhere……..p. 156
WA FLCW TURNS “DOOR SPAM” INTO POTENTIAL INCOME!
Mike Klassen – Everett, WA

April 2004 – Category: Good, Clean Fun!…………..p. 157
ATLANTA FLCWS MAKE SURE INSPIRATION NEVER SLIPS AWAY IN THE SHOWER!
Karen Denovich/Michele Ryan – Atlanta, GA

May 2004 – Category: Prospecting………………p. 157
ATTN, NEW FLCWS! GREAT “PORTFOLIO-BUILDING” PRO BONO PROSPECTS!
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

June 2004 – Category: Expanding Work Repertoire………p. 158
A FEW UNIQUE PROJECT TYPES TO ADD TO YOUR REPERTOIRE
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA



V. THE “BURNT CASSEROLE”:

MY MISTAKE AND HOW I LEARNED FROM IT!

June 2002 – Category: Professional Discretion……p. 159
YOURS TRULY HAS MAJOR BRAIN CRAMP IN YEAR NINE OF THE BIZ!
Peter Bowerman – Atlanta, GA

July 2002 – Category: Business “Process”……p. 160
FLCW “DOWN UNDER” STARTS WORKING BEFORE SIGNING THE DEAL!
Jennifer Stewart – Brisbane, Australia

August 2002 – Category: Business-Building/Comic Relief……p. 162
FLCW in UK ADMITS HE’S AN IDIOT (HIS words, NOT mine)!
Jonathan Parry-McCulloch – Stowmarket, Suffolk, England

September 2002 – Category: Business “Process”……p. 163
PHILLY FLCW FINDS OUT WHO’S BUTTERING HER BREAD!
Kennerly Clay – Philadelphia, PA

October 2002 – Category: Business “Process”……p. 164
CALIFORNIA FLCW LEARNS THAT “SPEC WORK” CAN LEAVE YOU HUNGRY!
Abbi Perets – California

November 2002 – Category: Business “Process”/Collections……p. 165
FRUSTRATED (AND HUNGRY) FLCW NEEDS TO GET FIRM WITH SLOW-PAYERS!
Anonymous

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