Freelance Writing


How Get Your Articles Published in Reader’s Digest

These four tips on how to start writing articles for Reader’s Digest are based on my experience with my column pitch. I’d just started my freelance writing career when I got my first article published in Reader’s Digest.

How Get Your Articles Published in Reader's Digest

How to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit

7 Ways to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit

I’m celebrating my 10th year as a full-time blogger – and believe me, there were times I wanted to quit blogging! But I loved writing too much to stop. And the money I made blogging was too good.


6 Essential Personality Traits That Make Writers Succeed

According to Stephen King, it’s not talent that makes a writer successful. Talent is cheaper than table salt! These “writers’ personality traits” are essential for success in the writing world. If you’re an aspiring writer – or even a published author who wants to stay in the game – you […]

Personality Traits of Authors and Working Writers

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11 Popular Magazine Articles That Editors Love to Publish

Here are the 11 most popular types of articles in magazines – both online and print publications. I also included descriptions of roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest, and “how to” articles. If you’re an aspiring freelance writer, this list of the different types of magazine articles will help you write […]


7 Tips for Starting a Writers’ Group – Writing Alone, Together

Of course you should start a writer’s group – what are you waiting for?! A writers’ group can increase your productivity, inspire you to write more, and motivate you to send your writing to literary agents, magazine editors, and book publishers. When I mentioned my writing group on Twitter, and […]

How to Start a Writing Group

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8 Things You Need to Know About Succeeding as a Freelance Writer

Yes, you can earn more than $5 per article as a writer for magazines and online websites! And yes, you can succeed in the field of freelance writing. These practical tips will help you nudge your dreams closer to reality. My inspiration for this article came from a reader who asked a question […]


How to Decide if You Should Go to School to Become a Writer

Do you need an English Literature, journalism, or writing degree if you want to become a writer? It depends. These tips for deciding if you should go to school, college, or university to learn how to write in a formal setting, as well as a few tips about what type of […]

How to Decide if You Should Go to School to Become a Writer