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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… Read More »8 Things You Need to Know About Succeeding as a Freelance Writer

How to Become a Freelance Writer

How to Become a Freelance Writer

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

Are You Ready for a Writing Career? 4 Tips for Freelancers

These tips for a successful freelance career are from a working writer, who admits that freelancing can be frustrating and nerve-wracking! If you’re curious about running a freelance business – or want to kick your career up a notch – check out Anna Miller’s four tips for successful writers…

Before her tips, a quip:

“…everything in life is writable if you have the guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath.

Fellow scribes, you are literally surrounded by great article and book ideas…you need only figure out which ideas belong where! And that’s a skill that is honed over time, with practice. To learn more about different writing jobs, read Careers in Writing. And, here’s a guest post that describes four important tips for freelance writers…Read More »Are You Ready for a Writing Career? 4 Tips for Freelancers

Writing for Trade Magazines – 7 Tips for Freelance Writers

These tips for writing for trade magazines are directly from a panel of print trade publishers and editors. The good news? Not all trade print magazines are shutting down! I was part of a writer’s craft fair recently; these magazine editors and publishers said their readers don’t read online e-zines or use Google to find information. They read trade magazines — the print versions — many of which are still going strong and steady!

Before the tips, a quip:

“An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners’ names,” wrote Mignon McLaughlin, in The Neurotic’s Notebook. “I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought.”

There you have it, fellow scribes: the secret to a successful writing career is literally right under your nose! It’s in your computer or typewriter keys, just waiting to be released. If you need help with that release, read The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing by Kim Kovin. And, here are my tips for writing for trade magazines…Read More »Writing for Trade Magazines – 7 Tips for Freelance Writers