Freelance Writing

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11 Most Popular Types of Magazine Articles – Print & Online

You’ll be surprised by the variety of these different types of online and print magazine articles! This comprehensive list includes feature length articles, roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest puff pieces, and “how to” articles. Whether you’re an aspiring freelance writer or an established author you’ll find lots of ideas in this list.

6 Freelance Writing Tips From Published Writers

How many query letters and articles do you have circulating? If your answer is 13, then you’re probably already a successful freelance writer. If you’re sure what that means or how to sell your articles because you don’t have any query letters circulating, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what “keep your magazine articles circulating” means: “C. Hope […]

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.  It was awesome; I wrote an article about going green on Valentine’s Day. Getting that article published went so well, in fact, I […]

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. I bet you never thought you’d hear a self-employed blogger (or any type of writer) say that! “I couldn’t quit blogging because […]

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 need to make your personality traits work for you. “Success […]

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 received several “I wish I belonged to a writers’ group, […]