Many freelance writers are seeing a major decrease in projects and writing income due to the coronavirus pandemic. This post shares timely and essential resources to help you boost your freelance writing income now and position yourself to thrive once the pandemic ends. I could share what I think you should do, but several very […]
Should you edit as you write? It’s a question every writer must ask, and there is no set answer. It truly is a personal preference — you should do what works best for you.
If you stay in the freelance writing business long enough, you’ll eventually have to renegotiate a deadline with your editor. Whether you are a freelance writer or a book author or you work for someone else, missing a work deadline is bad. I pride myself on meeting or beating deadlines, and I use that as […]
As a freelance writer, you’ll frequently need to interview important people for magazine, newspaper, and website articles, or for a book you’re writing. In this post I’ll give you a comprehensive list of the five key aspects of the interview process.
Many freelance writers attend networking events in order to get the word out about their services and to land new clients. Networking is all about making quality connections with other people. In this post we’ll examine how you as a freelance writer can make good impressions on the people you meet face-to-face and increase the […]
One aspect of being a writer is dealing with silence from editors. Silence can mean rejection, but often it does not. Silent Editor Equals Writer Rejection? Let’s See… Here’s an e-mail I received recently from a purchaser of my ebook Writing College Textbook Supplements who was diligently applying my advice on how to connect with […]
Ever have multiple freelance writing projects at the same time, all with tight deadlines? Here’s how to get them all done on time and still do a great job. How to Handle Multiple Freelance Writing Projects As some of you know, I’m a moderator in Carol Tice’s Freelance Writers Den. (Highly recommended: read my review […]
Some may write for love, but most freelance writers write for money — and they’ll make more money when they specialize in one or more niches. Don’t misunderstand: I really enjoy my main freelance writing specialty. Creating college textbook curriculum components that help students learn better and instructors teach better is interesting and challenging, and […]
Hey freelance writer, are you confused by all the different types of article publication rights? You are not alone! Whether you’ve written an article for a print publication or an online website, or a combination of the two, the different types of rights can be confusing. However, you need to be clear on exactly what […]
As a freelance writer you definitely need to do high-quality work, but you need to know when to avoid perfectionism and stop working on an assignment, a story, or a blog post and call it good enough. There’s a saying I’ve encountered many times, a variation on a Voltaire quote: “Don’t let the perfect be […]
As a writer and a human being, productivity and happiness are top priorities for me, and I was already aware of the negative effects of the Internet on my own cognitive processes and ability to feel fully alive when I read The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains several years ago. But The Shallows crystallized […]