“As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract,” says freelance writer Deanna Proach. “When it happened to me, I no longer wanted to work with the publisher.” In this guest post, Deanna shares what happened after she signed a… Read More »What to Do When the Publisher Cancels Your Book Contract
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What attracts blog readers and keeps them coming back? Personality. Content. Entertainment. Information. The problem is that those qualities aren’t enough to make a blog popular. It’s at least equally as important to learn SEO (search engine optimization) so your blog doesn’t get left behind.
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.
A degree in journalism, creative writing, literature or even online content creation does not guarantee a successful writing career. In fact, a writing-related degree can be a hindrance for writers who want to make money. It’s better to have a well-rounded education and broad platform. My degrees are in Psychology, Education and Social Work, but I didn’t need a university or college education to be a successful writer.
How do you write good magazine articles, books and blog posts when you’re stressed about money? The short answer is that you can’t. Financial stress destroys your creativity, productivity, and energy. These tips for dealing with financial stress as a freelance writer will decrease your anxiety, increase your creativity, and encourage you to keep writing.
You’ll be surprised by the variety of these different types of online and print magazine articles! This comprehensive list includes feature length stories, roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest pieces, and “how to” articles. Whether you’re an aspiring freelance writer or an established author you’ll find lots of ideas in this list.
This isn’t just an example of an inspirational speech for a charity; it’s the actual talk my Little Sister and I did at a Big Sisters Fundraising Gala in Vancouver. We received a standing ovation and raised more money for our charity than the planning committee hoped for!
Do you need an English Literature, journalism, or writing degree if you want to become a writer? It depends. These tips for deciding if you should go to school, college, or university to learn how to write in a formal setting, as well as a… Read More »How to Decide if You Should Go to School to Become a Writer