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Networking Tips for Successful Writers – How to Get More Writing Jobs

One of the best ways to land freelance writing gigs is to network with successful writers – and here are several tips that will help you do that, and get more writing jobs! P.S. None of them involve bidding on jobs or visiting Craigslist or exploring Elance (not that there’s anything wrong with that)…

Before the tips, a quip:

“Try to develop steady work habits, maybe a more modest quota, but keep to it,” says John Updike. “Don’t be thin-skinned or easily discouraged because it’s an odds-long proposition; all of the arts are. Many are called, few are chosen, but it might be you.”

The more networking you do, the more likely you’ll be the writer who is chosen! For more advice (and I daresay better) writing advice for freelancers, click 88 Money-Making Writing Jobs by Bob Bly. And, read on for networking tips for successful writers…Read More »Networking Tips for Successful Writers – How to Get More Writing Jobs

What is a Writer’s Platform? 10 Tips for a Writing Portfolio

learn what a writing platform or portfolio is

Shout It Out From Your Writer's Platform!

First, you must learn what a writer’s platform is. Then, you must use these tips for building your online writing portfolio – because a writer’s platform will help you get published and increase book sales! These tips are for writers who want to reach more readers and show publishers their skill.

Before the tips, a quip:

“What I had that others didn’t was a capacity for sticking to it.” ~ Doris Lessing.

If you want to be a published, fellow scribes, you need to persevere…and stand on a solid writing platform…

Your writing platform is how well you’re known — how big an audience you have. Oprah, for instance, has a massive writing platform…and I have an itsy bitsy one. Since a writer’s platform can make or break your chances of selling a book proposal or manuscript to a publisher or literary agent, you need to know how to build your writing portfolio…

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