Do Freelance Writers Need Blogs?

June 11, 2015

When I come up with an idea for a post here I often google my proposed title. Partly I want to know if the idea is likely to be a popular one and I also want to see if the exact title is shows up in the first couple of pages. I chuckled this morning […]

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The Art and the Power of the Word with Ursula K. Le Guin – A Challenge

June 9, 2015

Ursula K. Le Guin has always been a favorite writer of mine even though I don’t like all her books. I hadn’t realized she won the 2014 National Book Foundation’s medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. For those of you who don’t know she’s fantasy and science fiction writer – at least that’s how […]

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The Friday Share What You’re Reading Experiment for Freelance Writers

June 5, 2015

I don’t know how many times I’ve said, one way or another, that successful freelance writers read! And I’m not the only one saying this. Google the phrase, successful writers read, and there are well over 100 million (!) pages indexed. It dawned on my yesterday it might be fun to share what we’re reading. I’ve […]

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Write, Rewrite and Market – The Real Secret of Freelance Writing

June 4, 2015

If you google freelance writing headlines, you’ll find all sorts of promises from a huge variety of websites, including this one if you dig deeply enough. You’ll also find truly helpful information, and you’ll find some that is frankly close to scam. It’s up to you to sort through and find the information freelance writing that’s […]

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Freelance Writers – Learn to Market yourself and Your Writing in 30 Days

June 2, 2015

Jenn Mattern, of AllIndieWriters, has written a wow of an ebook on marketing for freelance writers called The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers. It’s a great guide about how to market yourself and your writing. But before I tell you more, I have a confession to make. I promised to review this […]

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There’s No Such Thing As A Standard Rate For Writing

May 28, 2015

There’s a great article by a favorite writer about writing of mine, Sharon Hurley Hall, called How to Change the Conversation about What Your Writing is Worth. It’s part of Lori Widmer’s annual Writers Worth Month celebration – Lori’s another of my favorites and I particularly like her Writers Worth Month. In the article Sharon […]

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Writing 5 Minutes A Day

May 26, 2015

I work with two women who I call my accountability partners. We generally meet once a week to talk about our businesses, get feedback and generally support each other. We’ve been meeting over coffee on Friday afternoons for several years now and continue to do so because it works for us. One of the gals is […]

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Cloud Backup For Writers — Easy and Almost Bullet Proof

May 21, 2015

The other day I was talking to a young man who is graduating with a bachelor’s in communication. The passenger side window of his car was taped up with plastic and I asked him what happened. He told me that his car had been broken into while he was parked on campus. His book bag […]

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Freelance Writers – Save For Your Next Computer Now

May 19, 2015

It’s going to happen – your computer will stop working, a hard drive will crash, the screen will get broken, a thief will snatch it from your backpack, etc. Or maybe enough time passes so your computer is well and truly out of date – new software requires a new operating system, the screen has […]

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Technology and the Freelance Writer

May 14, 2015

I sometimes forget how daunting technology can be – at least until I try to do something new on my computer. For example, for sales letters I’m now using a program from Thrive Themes. It makes much prettier pages than I can do on my own and I’ll eventually convert the whole site to one […]

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