If you’re a published author or freelance writer, you know that contracts and agreements vary from publisher to publisher. If you’re new to writing, the thrill of getting a magazine article assignment or book contract from a publisher may erase all thoughts of copyright (if… Read More »7 Types of Copyright for Freelance Writers and Book Authors
If you think natural talent – the ability to write well – is a personality trait of a successful writer, you’d be wrong. “Talent is cheaper than table salt,” says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
If you thought revising your own writing was hard, try editing someone else’s words! Critiquing another writer’s chapter or manuscript is my least favorite writing job. Back when I was hiring bloggers to write posts for my Quips and Tips blogs, I was forced to… Read More »The Most Helpful Ways to Edit Someone’s Writing
Did I tell you about the time MSN.com sent me an article assignment without me pitching a query letter? O happy day! The editor also sent me these tips for editing magazine articles before submitting it for publication. No matter what magazine or website you… Read More »19 Editing Tips From a Senior Editor at MSN.com
Here’s why we need to stop doubting ourselves as writers: Self-doubt brings fear of failure, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. Doubt also increases general mistrust, which feels real but has no reason. Self-doubt creates worry, nervous disorders, and even paranoia. If you doubt yourself as… Read More »How to Stop Doubting Yourself as a Writer
How do you write a magazine article? These tips will give you the confidence you need to write for magazines, submit query letters to editors, and get your writing published. Even if your goal isn’t to become a successful freelance writer, you will benefit from… Read More »10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Magazine Writing Skills
How do you become a travel writer? What is bad vs. good travel writing? Professional freelance travel writers and guidebook authors answer your most frequently asked questions about becoming a travel writer. I’m the Adventurous Writer – an experienced freelance magazine writer, blogger and published… Read More »Do You Want to Be a Travel Writer? FAQ and Answers
What new topic can you write about on Valentine’s Day? You need good ideas for an article or blog post, and you don’t want to rewrite the same old Valentine’s Day stuff that always gets published in magazines, e-zines and blogs. My tips will help you go beyond the traditional, tired “romantic gift ideas” and “how we met” articles on February 14.