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… Read More »How to Test a Story Idea Before Querying an Editor
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These 10 steps will help you break down the freelance writing business into small chunks. If you want to start or revive your career as a writer, you’ll find helpful… Read More »How Do You Start Making Money as a Freelance Writer?
You might want to give up if you’ve been rejected by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents. Here’s how to cope with rejection. When I first started freelance writing… Read More »5 Psychological Tips to Help Writers Cope With Rejection Letters
This sample writer’s resume (or author CV for published writers) is an example of how to highlight writing and other professional experience during a job search. If you’re searching for writing jobs or looking for supplementary ways to support yourself as a working writer, you’ll find my resume tips helpful.
Bestselling author Joanne Harris (Chocolat, The Strawberry Thief and other books) is synaesthetic, which means she smells colours. Here’s what her red sofa cushion smells like (yum!) and how synesthesia… Read More »Synesthesia and the Writing Process: Joanne Harris, Author of Chocolat
Writers interview experts, witnesses and other sources for information. Interviews also make articles, books and blog posts more interesting. Direct quotations and real-life experiences are exactly what writers need to… Read More »How Writers Interview Experts and Witnesses for Magazine Articles
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.
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… 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… Read More »How to Start Freelance Writing at 40 – and Make Money
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… Read More »10 Tips for Dealing With Rejection as a Writer