Tuesday, May 3, 2016

3 Ways to Support Your Fiction Habit
While Working Towards That Big Contract

June 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Freelance, Work

Many of us are committed fiction writers, yet haven’t been paid for our efforts in years. Sometimes it’s hard to convince family and friends and we’re working when we don’t bring home a paycheck. Sometimes it’s even hard to convince ourselves. So what’s a devoted novelist to do while waiting to land a big contract? […]

Freelancing to Support My Fiction Habit

May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Encouragement

Before I became a novelist, I was a journalist. I wrote for my high school and college newspapers, rising in the ranks to news editor. After college I began my first novel, got married, had a baby and stopped writing. Then had three more babies. Unfortunately, I didn’t know I could write and raise children. […]

Using Your Bachelor of Arts Degree to Launch Online Writing Careers

January 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Industry

When you earned your bachelor of arts degree, you may not have been quite sure of what you were going to do with it. The intent of the degree is that it will allow students to explore a range of subjects, some of which may be familiar, and others that may be entirely unknown. In […]

Find Copywriting Clients and Know What to Charge

November 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance

Targeting Clients The first place to find potential clients is with the people you know—and who know you. No, I’m not talking about imposing on family and friends, but in offering them a valuable resource—YOU! In times past, almost every business had a yellow pages ad. This was the place to find a business and […]

Have You Considered Freelance Copywriting?

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance, Industry

Copywriting is a great way to earn money as a freelance writer. It may sound a little intimidating, but it’s great fun. What is copywriting? The dictionary defines a copywriter as one who “writes copy for advertising.” The field has gone on to include many aspects of business writing, especially those where the company interfaces […]

Moving from Free to Paid Assignments

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance

I still have trouble justifying getting paid to write. The reasons are almost too numerous to mention, but almost one hundred percent of them have to do with self confidence. To succeed as a freelancer you MUST learn to ignore that voice in your head that insists you’re not good enough! Also, it’s important to remember that the […]

What Should I Query as a Freelance Writer?

October 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance

Making a living as a freelance writer sometimes requires nerves of steel. It’s a business where you have to be willing to take risks. What does that look like in a profession of words? It means applying for many different types of assignments—often where you have little or no expertise. I know that makes some of […]

How to Write a Freelance Query Letter

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance

The first skill you need to develop for your freelance career is the ability to write a compelling query. How to Query This simple concept has caused more anguish for writers than anything else around. But it’s a necessary evil. Your queries may find their way to the editor’s desk in hard copy format or email, […]

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer

October 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Freelance

With the economy as it is, lots of writers are feeling the need for additional or even primary income. With some hard work and diligence, freelance writing could be the answer you’re looking for. Freelance writing isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It takes hard work—and a certain amount of a daredevil attitude. BUT, if you […]

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