Writing

3 Ways to Boost Your Profits as a Writer

Becoming a full-time writer is a dream for many. It is, however, not something that can be achieved overnight. (There are exceptions, but they are few and far between.) Some choose to write strictly on a freelancing basis (which can be lucrative in itself), while others prefer to mix it up a little. The third...

5 Habits of Successful Writers

Once again, Alicia Lawrence has come up with some great tips for writers. Even with all of the writing I’ve done, her information and suggestions never ceases to amaze me. Thank you Alicia. 5 Habits of Successful Writers For those of us who venture into the world of prose to lose ourselves in another’s life and experiences,...

5 Tips to Be A More Productive Writer

Time management is often a challenge for those that work from home. It may not necessarily be intentional, but often others see the person who works at home as “available” just because they don’t have a “real job”. Don’t get me wrong – writing is a real job in my eyes (but not so much...

Self-Editing and Proofreading

This post will be a short one, as my house is very noisy today. I am babysitting my three nephews (one of the perks of working from home) and playing referee doesn’t allow for great concentration. Do you self-edit? I do, and I have found setting aside the manuscript for even a day or two...

Avoiding Burnout as a New Freelance Writer: What’s the Secret?

(Today’s post is by Katie Elizabeth, a freelance writer and SEO expert) When you’re first starting out as a freelance writer, it can be difficult to find gigs that pay enough to make a living without zapping your creativity. I believe that any sort of writing has the potential to hone your skills, so you...

The Differences in Writing for Others

Writing has become my outlet for creativity as well as an income source. There are days when I have what seems like dozens of ideas in my head, but I don’t know which to write about first. As I was thinking about all of the sites I contribute content to, I came to a realization:...

The Write Exchange – Facebook Group

Recently a friend/colleague started a Facebook Group to bring writers and publishers together, called The Write Exchange. The philosophy behind this group is to connect writers looking for work with publishers needing articles written.  The group is a private group and there are no legal safeguards in place, so everyone is advised to use the group...

Book Review: Freelancing Tips for New Writers by Danielle McGaw

Available on Amazon for Kindle After reading this book, I only have one question: Where was it when I started my freelancing career over two and a half years ago?  I have read many books on freelancing, writing, social networking, branding and more. Danielle has taken her first-hand experiences as a freelancer and summed it all...

9 Tips for a Successful Writing Career

Are you just beginning your writing career? Follow these tips to make it a success: Dedicate time to your craft each and every day. Figure out when you are most productive and work with it. Do you get more done in the early morning, or are you a late starter? Work with your internal clock...

Do You Like Scrabble?

Do you like Scrabble? I love Scrabble! I play it on Facebook, on my Kobo Vox and on a real board with my kids. As I was trying to figure out 3-letter words with a ‘v’ in them, I took a stab in the dark and typed it into Google. To my surprise and delight...