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.
How do you write good magazine articles, books and blog posts when you’re stressed about money? The short answer is that you can’t. Financial stress destroys your creativity, productivity, and energy. These tips for dealing with financial stress as a freelance writer will decrease your anxiety, increase your creativity, and encourage you to keep writing.
Good news! If your writing has been rejected multiple times by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents, then you’re a real writer. You’re in the game! The bad news is that you may feel too discouraged, disappointed and disheartened to keep writing. You’re tempted to kick yourself out of the game.
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… Read More »7 Ways to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit
These tips on how to start a freelance writing career at 40 are screaming to get out of me! Why? Because I’m taking this epic Artist’s Way writing course, and the facilitator told us it’s never too late to start writing. Even at 40, or… Read More »How to Start Freelance Writing at 40 – and Make Money
The most important part of learning how to write an article for a magazine, periodical, or newspaper is recognizing good story ideas. No matter how skillfully you write, an editor won’t publish an article on a topic that’s been covered gazillions of times. In The… Read More »How to Write an Article – Test Your Story Idea
Writing for a living is awesome! These tips on how to become a freelance writer are inspired by reader’s questions about pitching query letters, waiting for magazine editors to respond, writing for your blog, and starting out as a writer. If you want to make… Read More »How to Become a Freelance Writer
If you’re working towards your goal of getting published, you need these tips for dealing with rejection – for your writing will be rejected. Rejection is a sign you’re in the game! Deal with setbacks properly, so you can bounce back and query again. As a… Read More »10 Tips for Dealing With Rejection as a Writer