A Day in the Life of a Writer on the Road


I was invited recently to carry the baton for One Woman Shop’s Instagram to show “a day in the life of a female solopreneur”. Inspired by colleagues and friends who had carried the baton before me – and, inevitably, by my desire to share every passing bit of my life with people who might actually care – I was excited to participate in this simple but powerful project.

Then I realized: There’s no such thing as “a day in the life” of Dana Sitar. I don’t have a typical work day, a self-made routine, useful work- or lifestyle tips for other women trying to navigate self-employment, or even much of a business plan or goals these days.

What of value could I possibly share?

Instead of trying to manufacture some sort of routine, typical day, I decided to guide followers through a day that pretty well encompassed everything I want my life and career to be all the time. It’s got city life, writing, blogging, podcasting, coaching, studying, family, friends, tourism, chaos, and comedy.

Read the rest of my article and the greatest lesson I learned at Huffington Post >>

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Read My #GetGutsy Essay in Jessica Lawlor’s New Ebook!

GET GUTSY ebook by Jessica Lawlor

  I’m so excited to share this book release today. Jessica Lawlor has pulled together the stories from those of us who participated in the 2014 #GetGutsy essay contest to create this cool inspiring ebook. Pick up this free ebook, join this kickass community, and be inspired by the nearly 20 people who agreed to share […]

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Why I’m Charging Next to Nothing for My New Ebook Publishing Workshop


Earlier this month I asked Writer’s Bucket List readers what you want to learn more about this fall – and, once again, you overwhelmingly responded ebook publishing. Y’all know you want to write an ebook, but your life seems filled with barriers to keep that from happening. You don’t have TIME to write an ebook. You […]

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Don’t Listen to Dream Squashers


The biggest message I want to get out through my work is, “If you want to follow your dreams, you have to get started — try something!” Everyone has a dream, and as you grow up you’re encouraged to follow your dreams. But as you grow up even more, you realize that you‘re actually being […]

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How the Cloud Puts “Free” in “Freelancing”

I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a cheapskate. It’s a leftover habit from college, where I squeaked by every day with just enough cash in my wallet for the bus home and a cheap meal. In fact, the first day they raised the bus fare, I had to bum change from […]

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