tips for new freelance writers


Before You Search for Online Writing Jobs – Help for ESL Writers

These tips on how to find online writing jobs are specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) writers. I wrote this article for a reader who asked if she could write a guest post for my blog… “Hi, I am really proud to have visited your website,” says PS on How to Write a Query Letter and Get Your Article […]

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How to Decide if You Should Major in Journalism

If you want to be a journalist, you might consider becoming a journalism major. A successful writing career doesn’t depend on journalism school – but an education can be helpful! Here’s what to think about when you’re choosing a college major. I’m not convinced you need to go to college and be a journalism major to become a journalist – but you […]


7 Writing Strategies for Beginners

These tips and strategies for beginning writers are from a published writer, world traveler, and blogger of rants, reviews, and writing advice. How do I know Jim Heskett is the right person to offer writing strategies for beginners? Because his voice and personality shines through his writing. His writing is fun. Interesting. Quirky. About these strategies for beginning writers: if your […]

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21 Writing Quips From Published Authors

6 Tips for When You’re Starting Out as a Freelance Writer

Yes, starting out as a freelance writer is tough. But YES, you can get paid to write – even as a new freelance writer. Don’t miss these tips for writers just starting out, which revolve around discipline, drive, and determination. Many novelists and freelance writers just starting out worry that their ideas will get stolen by other writers, editors, or […]


Need Writing Experience? How to Get Clips and Get Published

Here are a few tips on how to get writing experience – and the good news is that getting clips so you can get published is easier than you think! If you need writing experience, relax into the knowledge that you can be a successful writer – even if you’ve never had anything published. Reading On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A […]

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New Writers, Start Freelancing! 10 Tips to Make Money Writing

Yes, new writers can start freelancing and successfully break into the market. These ten tips to make money writing will help writers establish and maintain good freelance career habits and keep the bucks rolling in. Before the tips, a quip: “For every writer who makes a good living, there are 50 or so who simply make a little spare change […]


6 Tips for Freelance Writers and Authors Who Can’t Pay Their Income Taxes

If you’re a writer who can’t pay your income taxes, you’re not alone! These ways to deal with unaffordable taxes may help freelance writers, published authors, and even bloggers who are struggling with financial debt. According to the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. residents filed more than 131 million federal income tax returns in 2008. Last year, 9.7 million accounts were […]


New Suite101 Writers – How to Stay Motivated to Keep Writing

If you’re new to writing at Suite101, you may feel unmotivated by the first few months of low income. These tips for staying motivated are from Prerna Malik, who just finished her first six months as a Suite writer. Before her tips for new “Suitees”, a quip: “I don’t believe in writer’s block,” said Elmore Leonard. “I don’t know what that is. There are […]