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 …

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 …