What Makes a Writer Professional?

May 23, 2017

The other day new writer asked me, “What makes a writer professional?” I asked her why she wanted to know. “Well, I earn supplement our household income by writing,” she responded. “I wondered if I can consider myself a professional writer if I’m only working part time?” As we kicked this around a bit, I realized […]

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5 Powerful Sites About Copywriting – Writing to Sell

May 18, 2017

Copywriting can be a great way for freelance writers to make significant money. Dedicated and proven copywriters can command hourly rates in the $100-200 range or more. For those you’ll need a stellar portfolio, complete with at least some evidence that your copywriting is successful.  If you’ve got an interest in writing copy that sells it […]

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7 Things You Need to Be a Successful Freelance Writer

May 16, 2017

Becoming a successful freelance writer is not complicated. There are, however, certain things that you need if you’re to succeed. And by the way, by successful I mean earn a decent living from my writing. Your definition of success may be different – it might be enough to see your words in print, or in […]

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A Computer Glitch Ate My Article and It Is Due Today

May 11, 2017

Yikes! Somehow my computer ate the four pages of a long article I wrote yesterday! The whole thing is due today! Okay, what probably happened is I didn’t save it. I mean I didn’t have a computer crash or anything. Yes, I have Word™ set to save every 10 minutes. I blame this kind of […]

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The 6 Secrets of Avoiding Distractions So You Can Write

May 10, 2017

Distractions are a freelance writer’s nemesis. It requires discipline, some tricks and some determination  to avoid all the distractions that can occur in a day to take us away from our writing. These six tips will help. Shut the door Unless you live alone, having a door you can shut on roommates and/or family members will […]

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The Myth of Needing a Freelance Writing Niche

May 4, 2017

What, exactly, is a niche in freelance writing? Dictionary.com says it’s “a distinct segment of a market.” They also liken at to a calling, or a vocation. This post is an example of a writer writing in the niche of freelance writing. A bit recursive, but you get the idea. I’ve also developed a certain […]

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Todoist and Hit Lists for Freelance Writing Productivity – a Cure for Lost Projects?

May 3, 2017

My writing productivity where clients are concerned has always been pretty good. I’ve been far less productive is with my own writing projects. I wrote about this not long ago in Lost Projects, Todoist, and Tech Problems and things are getting better. Not perfect, you understand, but better. As you might suspect I have more than one […]

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So… What do you write about when you’re fresh out of ideas?

April 27, 2017

Ideas? I haven’t one in my head this morning when it comes to writing this blog post. Coming up short on ideas happens to most writers from time-to-time. One of the reasons I’m idealess is I’m physically tired. I’ve been rearranging my home for a roommate – haven’t had one of those in ages and […]

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Tips You Can Use When You’re Writing for a Committee

April 25, 2017

Writing for a committee can be a nightmare if you’re not careful in how you set up your agreement with the client. The problems of writing for a committee If you’ve never had to write for a committee, count your blessings. Why? Because everyone on the committee wants to ‘improve’ your writing. Each one somehow […]

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Freelance Writing Makes Equal Pay for Women Possible

April 20, 2017

We haven’t stopped talking about the lack of equal pay for women in our forum. Mostly we’ve expressed surprise that so much discrimination still exists, and sadness too. What’s coming clear to me is women can level that pay playing field with a well-run freelance writing business. As an almost life-long freelancer I’ve vaguely recognized […]

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