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I am happy to offer scheduled (paid) video chats via Google Helpouts. If you want specific and personal advice on whatever publishing challenges you face, this is the best way to get my help.
General advice—or the kind you get for free
If you’re looking for free assistance on writing and publishing, try the following:
- Read my 101 post on how to get published
- Browse my free writing advice archive
- Check out my updated list of favorite resources for writers
Want to write a guest post?
Check the guest post archives to get an idea of what type of guests and guest posts I typically accept. I rarely accept guest posts from people or businesses outside of the writing and publishing community. If you want help on pitching a guest post, try this advice from Copyblogger, or this advice from Problogger. Both methods are acceptable.