About Writing, Tips

Organized Pantser Defined

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Being a pantser came natural to my writing. Pantsing provided the process for living. I had a plan for life – my long term goals and objectives – but I lived out life in the moment (and often moment by moment). It made sense that I would write in that same manner. I always had …

Job Postings

Writing Job Focus and Freelance Writing Tips – Feb 15 2017

Job of the Day: For the love of country . . . country music that is! Wide Open Country is “looking for writers who can consistently create articles on country music and lifestyle topics with an engaging, but informative tone to be published on Wide Open Country.” You will need some knowledge of SEO and …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Platform vs Security – Finding a Balance

Security as a writer can be a challenge – but there is a way to create a balance between security and platform. The internet is NOT a private place. One episode of NCIS or Blacklist or any other spy/cop/mystery show should prove that (because yes, if it is on television then it is possible, right?). …

Job Postings

Job of the Day – February 2 2017

Job of the Day: ProBlogger.com Explore Possiblities with LifeHack This looks like a great opportunity for those writers interested in topics related to health, nutrition and/or fitness. You will have to write a test article from their specific directions. # # # Building Freelance Writing Success 1. Pursue writing opportunities regularly, even when you have …

Guest Post

Simple Tips to Build a Better Blog

What Separates a Good Blogger from a Bad One? Here’s the deal: we are all bloggers at some point. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at what you’re doing right now: posting on Facebook, sharing posts, tweeting on Twitter. These are all basic platforms of blogging. Well, the thing is we’re not always aware …

Independent Publishing

Only YOU Can Create Your Writing Success

My path to writing success may not relate to your path, but that does not make my path wrong.” The article I read declared that self-publishing was an INSULT to the written word. I thought the declaration not only harsh, but wrong. I shared my thoughts in a post right after I read it. Thinking …

Business of Freelance

Insulted by a Writing Paycheck

A paycheck is not the measure of my value or worth but the payment for a job completed. “I want a job.” “Doing what?” “As little as possible with a lot of pay.” That may not have been the conversation exactly, but that is how it sounded. The person I visited with needed to find …

Independent Publishing

Independent Publishing Declared an Insult to the Written Word

Business of Freelance with Successful Freelance Writer

Independent publishing is a movement that some in the industry will never understand. The publishing industry – as a whole – has long decried the independent movement. Before the digital world, independently published works were labeled “vanity” published. It was a way to set them apart from more respectable books. Today, technology has created an …