Recently I had an article published in Desert Saints Magazine on financial planning.
This is a subject that I've spent a lot of time researching since I'm the household budgetee, investor, and planner.
What does this have to do with writing? A lot. Managing your finances and knowing what you can deduct on your taxes can make a big difference in whether or not your writing career is profitable.
On another blog I write for, I outline some of the things writers can tax-deduct. Visit Writing On the Wall blog for more details, but the basic things to keep track of include:
1. Purchase of any books.
2. Mileage in pursuit of writing or promoting.
3. Meals--on a limited basis.
4. Business use of your home.
5. Writing equipment and supplies.