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

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 …

Business of Freelance

Writing Contest Woes

Entering a writing contest can cause a conundrum. To fee or not to fee – that is the question. Whether it is nobler to the writer to suffer the cost for the chance at a title and fortune or to take up the search against the sea of listings and find those few that give …

WriteTalk

#WriteTalk – Make Money Writing

Simple tips to make money writing while building your platform for success If you are looking for ways to make money with your writing – whether you are seeking traditional publishing avenues or branching out through freelancing – you are building a writing BUSINESS. DEFINE YOUR PATH. You have to take time to define your …

Tips

WriteTalk Tips to Find the Money as a Writer

Today on #WriteTalk – we are talking money – and how to create some pathways to money as a writer. Tips to Find the Money – Check out the magazine rack. Local and regional publications can be a great place to begin earning income as a freelance writer. Smaller publication may not have query guidelines, …

About Writing, Networking

10 Tips I Learned from WordCamp Birmingham

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

Conferences, camps, and other gatherings of all things creative provide me with energy and determination to keep pursuing my dreams. WordCamp Birmingham did that, and so much more. It allowed me to connect with some amazing people, to share a little of their journeys, and to reach out to help and to be helped. 10 …

Reviews

Book Review – Platform Book by Stephanie Chandler

Review: The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform “Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books” I attended a conference in 2015 where John Michael Morgan challenged me to read a fiction book and a non-fiction book every week – or at least that is the challenge I took away from the discussion. I have …

WriteTalk

WriteTalk Podcast – Define Success

#WriteTalk shares tips from writers with writers for writers – no matter where you are in the journey with words, we are stronger when we go together.. Define Success Define why you write so that you will have a focus to keep writing. Keep distractions at bay by having a specific plan for your journey. …