• Working Freelance Writer

    Mining for Writing Ideas

    The short answer is—yes. You’re ultimately in control of your writing ideas. How you present them and capture your reader’s attention is how you’re making them new. Some say there’s nothing new anymore. That everyone is rehashing the same old…

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    What Are Simultaneous Submissions?

    Have you ever read submission guidelines where you see the phrase, “no simultaneous submissions?” Freelance writers dread that phrase for many reasons. Under most circumstances, you’ll see it when markets have long response times. When this happens, it gives the…

  • Working Freelance Writer

    Your Job is to Find a Freelance Writing Job

    It sounds simple at its core. Do you have writing work? Are you working as a freelance writer full-time? Answering these questions determines how you’ll fill your time. If you don’t have work and you’re a full-time freelance writer—your job…

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    Are You Optimizing Your Hashtags?

    When you post links to blogs, articles, or other pieces of content to your social media accounts, are you using hashtags? Before we get into whether or not you’re doing this, let’s talk about why they're essential on your posts.

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    Become a New Writer Daily

    What does it mean to become a new writer daily? When I started writing, I was excited, invigorated, and terrified. The “newness” is what drove me to want to do better, learn more, and connect with other writers. I couldn’t…

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    On Becoming a Travel Writer

    Do you have an interest in launching a lifestyle blog about your travels? Is it your dream to see your travel essays in print or on a travel website? If so, having life writing or autobiographical skills is your first…

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    Don’t be an Aspiring Writer

    Throughout my career, I’ve heard many people refer to themselves as “aspiring” writers. Some of them put this tag on themselves even though they write daily. Others do so when they talk about writing daily and haven’t made a move…

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    Conquering the Blank Page

    Yesterday I talked about how where to find freelance writing work is the question I receive most often. Managing “blank page syndrome” is the second issue I receive questions about a lot.