10 Hidden Rules of Freelance Writing

July 7, 2016

Do you know the hidden rules of freelance writing? Like most industries there are written rules and unwritten rules when it comes to writing. While these hidden or unwritten rules aren’t deliberately kept secret, they are less obvious, particularly for the person just getting started in freelance writing. Knowing the real rules or unwritten or hidden […]

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Stop Getting Ready – Write Rewrite and Market!

July 5, 2016

What are you doing right now? Okay, you’re reading this article. But why? Why aren’t you writing? Seriously. Oh don’t get me wrong. I love readers and actively court more. I don’t want to chase you away. But… you may want to look at why you’re reading this right now and not writing. Actually, I […]

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Intentionality is the Real Key to Freelance Writing Success

June 23, 2016

Intentionality is the key to freelance writing success. In fact, it’s the key to many good things in life. That sounds like a bold and perhaps woo-woo statement, doesn’t it? But I believe it to be true for me and for anyone who wants to have a successful freelance writing business. Or, come to think […]

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How Freelance Writers Can Handle Interruptions

June 21, 2016

“How can I handle interruptions?” was one of the top answers to the question, “What’s your biggest problem?” in a recent survey I did here. I was surprised, but only because I’d forgotten what it’s like to live and work in a household with kids, pets, and spouses. These days it’s just me and two […]

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The 6 Baby Steps to Successful Freelance Writing

June 16, 2016

Since none of us were born knowing how to run a freelance writing business it only makes since to learn and actually use the 6 Baby Steps to Successful Freelance Writing. Although you will find many things you can add to these steps, if you don’t get these done your writing career simply can’t take […]

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Why Writers Make Such Good Friends – an Infographic

June 14, 2016

A feel-good Infographic arrived in my email box this morning. I found it fun and it did make me feel good about my life as a writer. So I share it with you: Now, what do you think? Are you a good friend? Tell us in comments. Write well and often,   Infographic

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6 questions that will reveal your client’s real needs

June 9, 2016

Your client’s real needs are knowable and they go way beyond the typical information they give you. For example, a client will often say something like “I need a 500 word blog about my business every Wednesday.”  That sounds fairly specific, particularly when you know a bit about their business. If you know, for example, […]

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9 Ways To Define Your Ideal Freelance Writing Client

June 8, 2016

It’s worth spending some time thinking about your ideal freelance writing client. It makes sense to actually create an ideal freelance writing client profile and keep it where you can get to it easily for review every time you talk with someone who may want to hire you. Wisdom is understanding that there really is […]

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Negotiating and Renegotiating a Writing Deadline

June 2, 2016

Renegotiating a deadline is certainly possible, Sharon Hurley Hall, a beautiful persoa and wonderful writer, reminded me in our forum, in response to How to Gracefully Miss a Writing Deadline.  She’s absolutely right. Renegotiating a deadline isn’t rocket science, but it does help if you’ve got all the pieces in place. How you negotiated the deal in […]

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How to Gracefully Miss a Writing Deadline

May 31, 2016

Of course you know how to meet a writing deadline! You’ve proven that over and over again. But… Life happens. Even when we’re managing our time wisely, and have a calendar that works, Even if we’ve built a reputation of meeting a writing deadline. Sometimes it seems that life conspires to make us late. It […]

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