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.
qualities of freelance writers
These five tips won’t just help you become a freelance writer, they’ll ensure you keep getting article assignments you don’t even have to pitch! No more writing query letters, sending article ideas to magazine editors, or searching the internet for online publications.
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
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… Read More »How to Find the Courage to Write
These five tips for becoming a photojournalist (or a travel writer, truth be told) are inspired by the parable of the Tiger and Strawberries, and based on an article called “10 Tips for Selling Your Travel Writing.” There is no way any article can teach… Read More »How to Become a Photojournalist
My writing has easily paid my bills since 2008, yet I still struggle with my identity as a writer. Here’s my struggle – plus 10 reasons I feel like I’m not succeeding as a writer. Methinks they might apply to you, too. If you’re paying… Read More »10 Reasons We’re Not Succeeding as Writers
The answer to the question, “Do writers need writing degrees?” depends on who you ask! These tips for aspiring writers are inspired by a reader’s question and based on my writing career – I’m a full-time blogger and writer. My degrees are in Education and… Read More »Do You Need a Writing Degree to Make Money as a Writer?
A panel of BC magazine editors described the top 10 qualities of good freelance writers, in a writers conference at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Here’s what they said… Are you struggling to make money as a freelance writer? Read The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as… Read More »Top 10 Traits of Successful Freelance Writers