Karen Banes

Biography

Karen Banes is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, travel, lifestyle and alternative education. She writes articles, website copy, ebooks and the occasional award winning short story.

Her freelance writing has appeared in a range of publications both online and off, including Life Info Magazine, Transitions Abroad, Brave New Traveler, Natural Parenting Group, and Copia Magazine.

She also works as a freelance copy editor and book reviewer, and loves helping other freelance writers and authors by providing editing services and book marketing opportunities over at her website KarenBanes.com.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I've been writing for as long as I can remember and I'm pretty sure my early work was a rip off of the books I loved at the time. Probably something along the lines of The Famous Five go to Narnia and meet Nancy Drew (I had eclectic tastes). There was probably a pony in there too. Or a unicorn.
How do you approach cover design?
I hand it over to a professional designer. I'm all about the words. I'm not great with images.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Karen Banes online


Books

52 Tips For Freelance Writers: A guide to simplifying and organizing your freelance writing life
By Karen Banes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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Are you playing with a full deck of freelance writing tricks? Is there a trick you're missing, maybe? An ace you could be playing if only you knew about it? This freelance writing guide is for writers who want to organize and simplify their writing life. Learn all the tips and tricks that experienced freelance writers use to help them run their freelance writing businesses.
How To Start Your Freelance Writing Career From Scratch: No money, No contacts, No problem
By Karen Banes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The complete freelance writing guide for new and aspiring writers who want to get their freelance writing career started, or improve their current performance, quickly and cost effectively.

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