How Can I Find Time To Write? Ask Anne

February 4, 2014

Hi Anne, I’m trying to write my first novel as part of a series but I’m having a hard time finding the time to sit and create. I’ve got my story arc, characters, plot but need to put it all together. I need a good tip on how to get the time to get this [...]

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Writers – That or Which? (Now With Bonus Who!) With Handy Chart

January 30, 2014

By Allison VanNest of If you’re unsure about whether to use that or which in a sentence, you’re not alone in your confusion. According to Grammar Girl (AKA Mignon Fogarty), it’s one of the questions she gets asked most frequently. This simple question has a surprisingly technical answer, so grab a caffeinated beverage and [...]

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How Do You Define Freelance Writing Success?

January 28, 2014

Over in the 5 Buck Forum one of the hot topics is how to define the success of a freelance writer. It more or less got started when Lori Widmer talked about how intimidating a goal of say, $100,000.00 can be to a new writer. She also mentioned that some of those earning that much [...]

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5 Top Ways To Get Good Paying Freelance Writing Jobs

January 23, 2014

Part of the challenge of profitable freelance writing is to keep the assignments coming in. That means both marketing yourself and being savvy about finding the best paying gigs on a regular basis. Exactly how you hunt for writing jobs will depend somewhat on your experience and your niche or niches. For example, if you [...]

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The First Step To Profitable Freelance Writing – Write!

January 21, 2014

Over time, people ask in a variety of ways, ‘what’s the first thing I should do to start freelance writing?’ Last year I wrote How To Start Freelance Writing In 10 Steps. There the first step is to decide what kind of writing you want to do. While there’s nothing wrong with starting by choosing the kind [...]

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Martin Luther King & The Power Of Words

January 20, 2014

Jonathan Fields has a post today called You Have A Dream. So What? As usual with Jonathan, the post is provocative. I’m not sure I agree with him this time, although I’m also not sure that matters. Jonathan says in part, “But it’s not Dr. King’s dream that moves me, it’s the action it inspired.” [...]

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12 Tips To Improve Your Writing In A Hurry

January 16, 2014

Good writing doesn’t just happen. The most successful freelance writers work at their craft, recognizing that their success depends on communicating well with their readers no matter what they are writing. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to improve your writing, and that improvement can happen quickly. Here are 13 tips that will improve your writing. I [...]

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Writers – How Do You Love Yourself?

January 14, 2014

Over and over again I see that writers with poor self-worth struggle and even fail, despite their outstanding ability to write and their sincere desire to become a freelance writer. I’ve written about this self-worth issue more than once; you’ll find some additional links below. This video, by Ashley Wylde, however, may be the most powerful [...]

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7 Behaviors That Stop New Freelance Writers & How To Change Them

January 9, 2014

There are seven behaviors that new freelance writers often exhibit that can stop their writing career before it gets well started. Fortunately each one is possible to change. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to change all seven right now, so I’ve marked the easiest ones with purple asterisks to show you which ones I know [...]

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Should I Write a Novel That Would Hurt My Family? Ask Anne

January 7, 2014

Hi Anne, I’ve been a song writer most of my life, but over the past year, I have questioned whether or not to begin a novel. The problem I have is in the event the novel were to be published, it would deeply hurt my mother, father and siblings. It would be very therapeutic for [...]

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