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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Making Accountability Work For Your Freelance Writing Business

September 9, 2014

Making accountability work for you can be a key factor in the success of both your writing and your freelance writing business. The idea behind accountability is you set yourself up to be responsible to or accountable to another person – your accountability partner. It’s a tool any of us can use to help us [...]

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How Freelance Writers Can Choose Self-Confidence

September 4, 2014

Lori Widmer, creator of the Word on the Page blog, has an article today called Riding the Writing Excuse Train. It’s a good article that points out the excuses we writers sometimes use to avoid writing. What really caught my attention, however, was the first comment. Written by health writer Eileen Coale, it opens with: One of the [...]

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How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs on Craigslist

September 2, 2014

Contently posted an article on finding freelance writing jobs on Craigslist in New York. It’s kind of a fun, slightly snarky look at the good, the bad, and everything in between in writing gigs in the Big Apple. I wondered why they limited the article to New York ads. I’ve been using Craigslist almost since [...]

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