5 Freelance Writing Fears & What to do About Them

October 9, 2014

I’m not sure that freelance writing fears are worse than say sales fears or CEO fears, or teacher fears. My hunch is we’re more aware of our fear than others, partly because we are freelancing. That means we’re responsible for our income in ways that are very different from having a regular paycheck. Plus, as freelance [...]

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How Freelance Writers Can Deal With “World Noise”

October 7, 2014

I’m a fan of Mark’s Daily Apple and this week he had a post called How to Deal with Health “Noise”. As I read it I realized that we freelance writers have to deal with what I’m calling “World Noise.” For example, today feels very noisy for me. I’m expecting an email from a new client. There [...]

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When a Freelance Writer’s Marketing Stops Working

October 2, 2014

A writer I’ve coached reached out to me not long ago, concerned that her plan for marketing her writing was not longer working. She has been sending emails to corporations in her speciality and following them up with a phone call. Over the last year or so, this plan has generated enough for her to [...]

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Wish You Were Here: The Subjunctive Mood for Freelance Writers

October 1, 2014

By Allison VanNest of Grammarly.com Here at Grammarly, there are few rules in the English language that give us a hard time. We get excited about split infinitives, comma splices, and dangling prepositions, but the subjunctive mood gives even dedicated word nerds like us some real difficulty. English is a moody language even if we don’t always [...]

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Jumping Into Jon Bard’s Kindle Kids Mastery Course

September 27, 2014

In the post, Secret Freelance Writing Dreams, I talked about a dream of mine to write about cats in some sort of kids book. I’d gotten intrigued with Jon Bard’s Kindle Kids Mastery Course. Since Amazon has made a huge commitment to ebooks for kids with their  Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition and the free(!) software to create heavily [...]

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Secret Freelance Writing Dreams

September 25, 2014

I’ll bet you, like me, have one or two secret freelance writing dreams. Maybe it’s to write and publish a novel – you may have worked on one or more through National Novel Writing Month (which starts Nov. 1, not so by the way). I’ve always had a secret writing dream to write a detective story [...]

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There’s No Such Thing As a Fair Price for Freelance Writers!

September 23, 2014

The other day someone asked me what a fair price would be for a particular freelance writing project. This is another of what I call a “how long is a piece of string” question. Just as there’s no way to answer “how high is up?” or “how long is a piece of string?” without more [...]

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How To Educate Your Writing Clients

September 16, 2014

I get emails from fellow writers that are mini rants about how difficult it can be to work with certain clients. As writers who are comfortable with the written word I think we tend to overlook just how unusual our particular talent – getting words on a page in ways that work for both clients and readers [...]

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What’s Your Writing Process?

September 11, 2014

“What’s you’re writing process?” a fellow writer asked me the other day. I’ve been writing long enough so I don’t think much about how I actually get something written. The first image in my mind was mostly me sitting in front of a computer, fingers tapping away on the keyboard. My conversation partner wasn’t happy [...]

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Battle for the ‘Net

September 10, 2014

Today is Battle for the ‘Net day – the perfect time to protest and demand a level playing field for the internet – for all our sites.  

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