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Natasha Tynes

I'm a Jordanian-American author and journalist with over two decades of experience. I have been published in the Washington Post, Nature, Elle, Esquire, among others. I'm also the recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award Literary Conference for my short story Ustaz Ali. I publish the weekly newsletter "The Writing Goldmine," in which I give tips on monetizing your writing and the content creation journey.

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I listened to you: Make Income from Ghostwriting Course now available!

Hi Reader I have great news! I have been getting a lot of questions and requests for a ghostwriting course, so I'm happy to tell you that "Make Income from Ghostwriting," my mini-course, is now ready for only $79.99. Ghostwriting makes up 80% of my income, and it can do the same for you. My mini-course is designed to guide you through every step of the process, from understanding the ghostwriting basics to securing high-paying projects. You can take this course at any time and at your own...

4 days ago • 1 min read

It has been a grueling few weeks as I juggled two huge personal projects in addition to all my clients' work. The first one, which I launched over the weekend, is my self-paced ghostwriting mini-course titled "How to make income from ghostwriting." I launched this course on Kajabi, and I had a lot to learn about how the platform works and how best to use all of its features. The Kajabi team was amazing in onboarding me and provided me with four free one-on-one consulting sessions, which was...

10 days ago • 3 min read
At my book launch

Sometimes, the unexpected happens. I started doing publishing and writing coaching after being approached by several people who follow me on social media or subscribe to my newsletter. Honestly, I had never thought about coaching before until I saw the demand. Almost everyone who approached me wanted to write and publish a book, but felt overwhelmed with the abundance of information available online and didn't know how to begin. I took on a couple of clients and started coaching. I enjoyed...

2 months ago • 3 min read

One of my favorite writing assignments is writing book reviews. I love reading the book, taking notes, highlighting quotes, and analyzing the plot, the characters, and the writing. However, It can be tricky sometimes because, as an author, I know how hard it is to write a book, so I try to be fair in my critique and highlight both the positive and the negative. I worry about upsetting authors if my review is not a stellar one, but then again, I try to speak about what I thought worked and...

3 months ago • 3 min read

During a coaching session with one of my clients, I asked her the following: "When it comes to publishing your book, how do you define success?" This got me thinking about how I currently define success when it comes to my own publishing journey. When I first started writing short stories and novels, I had this grand dream of becoming the next Stephen King.​I dreamt that my books would sell in the millions and that I would be rich and famous.​Almost twenty years later, I no longer care about...

4 months ago • 3 min read

So, summer is almost over, and I can't help but reminisce (to use a cliched word) on how it has been. I had my ups and downs, the good, the bad, and the ugly, which is the typical life trajectory of any creative creator, or any human being for that matter. To keep it real, let me start with the bad and the ugly. I sent my manuscript of my upcoming novel Karma Unleashed to an agent who was excited to read it. After a couple of weeks, I received a rejection, which, of course, gutted me and made...

6 months ago • 3 min read

Hi friends, I have been thinking about this one book a lot in the past few weeks. Maybe because it's one of the books that has drastically improved my life. It's, of course, the one and only Atomic Habits by James Clear.​ And If I had to pick one takeaway from this masterpiece, it would be the power of the 1 percent improvement.​Clear argues that making minor, incremental improvements daily is the key to achieving long-term success.​​He calls this the "1% rule."​​The idea is that if you can...

8 months ago • 3 min read

Hi friends, So here is the deal. Following the advice of my business coach, I’m going all in on LinkedIn. I’m flipping the script. In the past, I used to post threads on Twitter and then repurpose them on LinkedIn, and all I heard was crickets and more crickets. Now, I will make LinkedIn my main platform and then repurpose the content on other formats like Twitter, Instagram reels, etc. When it comes to better use of my limited time, I think LinkedIn offers a higher ROI. I have already got a...

9 months ago • 3 min read

Hi friends, So here is the deal. Following the advice of my business coach, I’m going all in on LinkedIn. I’m flipping the script. In the past, I used to post threads on Twitter and then repurpose them on LinkedIn, and all I heard was crickets and more crickets. Now, I will make LinkedIn my main platform and then repurpose the content on other formats like Twitter, Instagram reels, etc. When it comes to better use of my limited time, I think LinkedIn offers a higher ROI. I have already got a...

9 months ago • 3 min read

Hi friends, After a brainstorming session with my fantastic business coach Christian Wattig (why didn't I hire a coach waaaay earlier in my journey?), I decided to rename my newsletter, The Writing Goldmine (Yes, I have already bought the domain). The reason is mainly to align with the goal of this newsletter of sharing my journey on monetizing my writing, which I have been doing since 1997 (Yes, this is not a typo) when I first published my article in the Jordanian publication The Star. I...

9 months ago • 3 min read
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