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January 27, 2009

Can You Make Money as a Freelance Writer? 7 Signs Writing is the Career for You

Do you dream of earning money writing for magazines — making money as a freelance writer? These seven signs that writing is the career for you are based on characteristics of successful freelancers. If you say “yes” to most of these signs of successful writers, then perhaps you can make mony writing!

First, here’s a tip about not waiting for the writing muse:

“To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone – just plain going at it, in pain and delight,” says John Hersey. “To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over….”

If you want to make money writing, you can’t wait for the muse or inspiration. Busy freelance writers can’t afford to struggle with writer’s block or the temptations the internet brings. If you’re starting your career (or if your career has stalled), read Jenna Glatzer’s Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments. And, here are seven traits of successful freelance writers that could help you determine if writing is the right career for you…Read More »Can You Make Money as a Freelance Writer? 7 Signs Writing is the Career for You