Author Archives: Dennis McGeehan

About Dennis McGeehan

Dennis P. McGeehan is a husband, homeschooling Dad of eight, a Martial Artist, Freelance Writer, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild. His latest book is titled The Diaries of Joseph and Mary.

Seal of Approval Hiatus for First Quarter of 2016

The CWG Seal of Approval Evaluation Process will be taking a HIATUS for the 1st Quarter of 2016. We will be using this time to implement new training modules. All our evaluators, old AND NEW, will receive the new training, … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – Timing Is Everything

From an episode of M*A*S*H: Cpl. Klinger to Radar: “What’s up?” Radar: “Mrs. Potter called all the way from stateside. She had a premonition that something was happening to the Colonel.” Cpl. Klinger: “My mother gets those. She had a … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing In a Nut Shell – An Article from Beginning to End

Some time ago, I was asked by Larry Peterson to do an article detailing how I go about finding paying gigs and writing an article from beginning to end. It is a straightforward process although it definitely does not always go smoothly. … Continue reading

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Freelancing – When Your Manuscript Is Accepted

You’ve been checking e-mail constantly looking for the message that says, “Manuscript accepted!” Finally it arrives, you’ve done it, you’re published and you will get paid for your work. CUE ANGELIC CHOIR Now you can start running to your mailbox … Continue reading

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Freelancing – The Pitfalls to Avoid to Stay Free

Sometimes life gets very busy and challenging. An employee in such a situation will talk to their boss and maybe arrange for some time off (hopefully with pay). A freelancer is the boss; they can have any day off they … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – When a Book Magically Appears

One Step at a Time One writer expounds on the joys and challenges of parenting their special needs children, another blogs on the health benefits of fermented foods and still another drones on about the benefits of freelance writing. Week … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing as a Vocation – Part 1

Why do you write? Some authors write to inform their readers of current events. Other authors write because there is a need deep inside that forces them to craft stories. Then there are the authors who are more mercenary; it … Continue reading

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Sun Dancing – A Book Review by Dennis P. McGeehan

 On one day a year, Saint Patrick’s Day, people around the world celebrate their Irish heritage, even if they have none. Parades, parties and the Wearin-of-the-Green are ubiquitous. It may not be a stretch to state that those who celebrate … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – The Owner Never Calls in Sick
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In Part One I introduced myself. In Part Two, I introduced the varied opportunities for the Freelance Writer. Now in Part Three, we need to discuss this whole idea of me and you as freelance writers. I put myself first … Continue reading

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Freelancer – The Mutt of Authors

  Picture in your mind an author. Do you see Hemingway dressed for a day on the ocean, Tolkien in his study with his vest and pipe or Robert Burns penning a poem?  Do you see a widow writing a … Continue reading

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