5 Ways To Sell Your Writing Without Selling Out

March 12, 2015

Freelance writers often worry that if they market their writing and themselves they may be selling out. When I hear this, I’m always quick to ask what they actually mean by selling out and I get answers like this: When I pitch my writing I feel like I’m compromising. My samples should be enough – why do […]

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How To Answer A Freelance Writing Wanted Ad And Get The Gig

March 10, 2015

Ever wonder why there are so many freelance writing jobs posted? It’s simply because companies of all sizes need freelance writers and don’t know any other way to find them. Not only that, if you follow any of the better freelance writing job lists, over time you’ll see the same companies advertising again and again […]

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How Perfectionism Stops Some Freelance Writers Cold

March 5, 2015

I was talking with another writer several days ago and they told me in a somewhat confessional manner that they had not finished their website yet. The problem seem to be they didn’t know how to do a good About Me page. There’s something about writing about ourselves that is difficult. But I’ve heard the […]

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Are You Embarrassed to Market Yourself and Your Writing?

March 3, 2015

I was talking with a colleagues the other day and we started exchanging tales of how we were had both been embarrassed to market our writing. I was glad to be reminded because I’m not embarrassed any longer. Apparently being embarrassed to step out there is something we can all get over. I suspect you know […]

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Author Platforms and Authority Sites – Writer’s Jargon or Necessity?

February 26, 2015

There are two terms bandied about in the freelance writing game that are fairly recent and subject to all hype and confusion. They are author platforms and authority sites. Author platform The term, author platform, most often refers to people who are writing books – both fiction and nonfiction. The author platform is a recent creation […]

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Email Sig – One Simple Marketing Idea Freelance Writers Can Do In 10 Min.

February 24, 2015

I’m still surprised at how many emails I get from writers that give me no way to contact them other than by replying to the email.What if I want to call them? Or look at their website? I’m stuck. Creating an email sig or signature is a simple marketing idea that you can complete in 10 minutes […]

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Freelancing Means No Paid Sick Days

February 17, 2015

Last wednesday evening I noticed my throat was scratchy. I woke up Thursday morning and knew I was doing nothing for at least a couple of days but take extra good care of myself.. By Saturday morning my throat had eased considerably, but the bug had devolved into a nasty head cold. Today I’m better, and […]

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Secrets You Can Use to Keep Your Writing Resolutions

February 10, 2015

 By Allison VanNest of Grammarly.com The first month of the new year is over, and as we clutch the remnants of our New Year’s resolutions about our shoulders like tattered shawls, let’s talk about what it takes to turn a resolution into a lasting habit. In other words, how can you keep your writing resolutions. What did […]

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10 Ways Writers Can Beat Self Promotion Fear And Market Themselves

February 5, 2015

Self promotion and marketing are essential if a freelance writer is going to be successful. Yet many freelancers hesitate to market themselves and their writing. Often they simply find other things that are “more important to do” the market themselves. Some recognize that they choke up with fear when they start to take action on marketing […]

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How to Create A Writing Schedule For Your Book

February 3, 2015

Once you’ve Visioned your book, written its Purpose and created a Working Table of Contents, you’re ready to figure out exactly when you’re actually going to get your book written. You need a writing schedule for your book. Even if you’re able to treat writing your book as a full-time job, your life will be […]

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