freelance writing career


How to Decide if You Should Major in Journalism

If you want to be a journalist, you might consider becoming a journalism major. A successful writing career doesn’t depend on journalism school – but an education can be helpful! Here’s what to think about when you’re choosing a college major. I’m not convinced you need to go to college and be a journalism major to become a journalist – but you […]


How to Become a Photojournalist 2

These five tips for becoming a photojournalist (or a travel writer, truth be told) are inspired by the parable of the Tiger and Strawberries, and based on an article called “10 Tips for Selling Your Travel Writing.” There is no way any article can teach you everything you need to know about how to become a photojournalist. I recommend Photojournalism: […]

How to Become a Photojournalist

10 Careers for Writers Who Want to Make Money 5

Not all writers are starving! This list of writing careers will help you find the right niche and show you how you can make money as a writer. Finding the right career can be challenging for a beginning writer, but there are a surprising number of options to explore. The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six […]

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How to Use Speech Recognition Software – 5 Tips for Writers 18

Speech recognition software is one of the best ways to become a more productive and successful writer; these writing tips will get the most from this tool. This post was dictated using Dragon Naturally Speaking, and was contributed by guest writer Sharon Hurley Hall. She is not an affiliate for Dragon Speech Recognition Software, and isn’t trying to sell anything with […]

Speech Recognition Software writers Tips

6 Tips for When You’re Starting Out as a Freelance Writer 23

Yes, starting out as a freelance writer is tough. But YES, you can get paid to write – even as a new freelance writer. Don’t miss these tips for writers just starting out, which revolve around discipline, drive, and determination. Many novelists and freelance writers just starting out worry that their ideas will get stolen by other writers, editors, or […]

21 Writing Quips From Published Authors

5 Travel Writing Tips for Writers 7

These travel writing tips are for writers who can’t write description – like me! I travel all the time, and indeed am currently on vacation in Waikiki, but I wouldn’t call myself a “travel writer.” These tips are for writers who travel and want to sell articles about their trips, but don’t wish to describe where they’ve been and what […]

Travel Writing Tips

8 Ways to Build a Better Freelance Writing Career 6

A successful writing career isn’t (just) about struggle, poverty, and clawing your way up the freelance ladder! Writers can make good money, if they heed good writing advice. These eight ways to build a better freelance writing career will help you find — and keep — your place in the writing world… Before the tips, a quip: “The secret of good writing is to […]