Is it really March already? Normally I'm marveling at how quickly the weeks go by, but now, we're looking at a new month, which means another fresh start. And spring, at least in some parts of the country, is on its way (okay, this is Ohio—no guarantees). So hopefully you'll be able to rest this weekend and return refreshed next week (unless, like me, you have a deadline approaching). But first we have Friday to conquer. So let's see what the web has to offer us today.

What You Can Do Today To Secure Your Future: This article at All Freelance Writing covers a business aspect of freelancing that beginners aren't often prepared for, planning for the future past just paying this month's bills. Remember these tips as you create your budget.

Creative Writing
How to Be Creative When Busy: This is a great post because its timing is perfect. I seem find myself busy a lot lately, especially with deadlines, invoicing, blogging, etc. While this is fine, it takes a lot of time from my creative work, and this post offers some great ideas that will help incorporate a bit of writing time when I'm doing things that have nothing to do with editing or writing.

Fiction Writing
Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 3: Here in this third of post in the Fantasy Faction series about religion in fantasy, Amy Rose Davis discusses science, magic, and religion in fantasy, and the extent they will overlap in the worlds you create, and how what your characters believe about them affect the story.

5 REALLY BASIC Ways to Help Your Book Succeed: Once again, Jacob Duchaine offers some great marketing advice, this time, for books in this Writer Tank blog post. This post is meant for self-published authors, but even those working with small publishers with limited marketing budgets can learn from something here. Ultimately, the author must sell the book, and these tips, especially about building hype and making use of social media, are indispensable.

Have a productive Friday and a wonderful weekend!