Archives for January 2011

Author Taxes

If you are pursuing a career as an author and it is not a hobby, then you can write certain expenses off your taxes. Start now and keep up with these items each year: Basic Office Supplies: Pencils, pens, printer paper, ink, notebooks, paper clips, staples, etc… Do not write off your kids schools supplies. Office Equipment: Laptop, computer, printer, fax machine, flash-drive. Postage: Stamps, shipping, shipping supplies. Research: … [Read more...]

Depression in Authors

Of the top ten careers that cause depression, being an author is number five. There are several reasons for this, which I will go over. More importantly, I want to help you as an author, so you won’t fall into this trap.  Why are authors so easily depressed? It is a double-edge sword. You have been given this wonderful gift. If you are working a full-time job, which has nothing to do with being an author, then it can be a daily hell. All you … [Read more...]