long-term writing success


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 about article writing for beginner freelancers…. “I am a new […]

succeeding as a freelance writer

Editorial Calendars for Writers

How to Make an Editorial Calendar for Writers

How about increasing your writing productivity by 150%? Here’s how to make an editorial calendar for writers who want to write but get distracted by other tasks. If your writing is hit-or-miss, read A Writer’s Guide To Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld. You’ll learn how to balance writing with the rest of your […]


How to Find the Courage to Write

Successful writers know how to find the courage to write – especially when they’re scared! These tips are inspired by William Faulkner’s famous writing quip about killing your darlings, and by The Parable of the Mountain Climber. I’m not saying you’ll find courage to write if you steal from other writers – but from Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told […]

How to Find Courage to Write

How to Deal With Writing Distractions

How to Deal With Writing Distractions

These tips for dealing with distractions as a writer are inspired by a parable about James Joyce, and will help you develop the productivity of a writer like Stephen King. Learning how to deal with writing distractions isn’t just about turning off the internet or writing in pomodoros. In Writing Habit Mastery: How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and […]


How to Be a Productive Writer

What are your writing goals – finish the novel, pitch more magazines, contact the best literary agent on Twitter? Knowing how to write productively will help! Here, freelance writer Thursday Bram shares five tips for finding your own system. Writers write differently, and what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another. If you’re still struggling to find what works for you, […]

How to Be a Productive Writer

5 Ways to Overcome Fear of Success for Writers

These tips for overcoming fear of success for writers are a follow up to my article called Signs of Self-Sabotage in the Writing Life. There, I describe what being afraid of succeeding looks like for some aspiring and established writers….and here I share ways to overcome fear of success. “You just have to work with what God sends, and if God doesn’t […]


Fear of Success for Writers – Signs of Self-Sabotage in the Writing Life

If you think fear of failure or rejection is the only thing holding you back from being a successful writer, think again! Fear of success can be just as paralyzing as fear of failure. Here’s a brief definition of “fear of success” as it relates to writing, plus a few signs of self-sabotage for writers… Before the tips, a quip: […]


6 Tips for Long-Term Success as a Freelance Writer

Want to be a successful freelance writer? Think long-term! These six tips for long-term success were prompted by a reader who asked this question on my Overcoming Fear of Success article: “I have most of the ‘symptoms’ of Fear of Success listed in your article, but it is the idea of not believing that I can sustain the success once I […]