Five Mobile Apps that Improve Freelance Writing Productivity The Content Standard by Skyword Ah, technology. Certain digital tools can help increase efficiency, while others, not so much (I'm looking at you,Candy Crush).
10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing Huffington Post Most writers, if not all, whether professional, recreational, or scholastic, hate writing at one point, or, in some cases, every point, in their careers, and their attestations to this can...
A few writer's block tricks of the trade BlueRidgeNow.com Whether we are writing for business or pleasure, we may encounter “writer's block” — the phrase that indicates we just can't get started or we just can't keep going.
Public speaking is easily one of the most anxiety and fear-inducing activities a person can do. Just the thought of speaking in front of a group can be the cause of sweaty palms, the knocking of knees and a gut-wrenching case of nausea.
Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath New Hampshire Public Radio Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, is coming out with a young adult novel called Belzhar (a play on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar).
The first thing to consider when formulating a contract for a new freelance client is to make sure that the contract can be defended in a court of law. There are six criteria that the contract must meet according to the United States legal system.
Vikki is using these as creative exercises and her two pieces are published on two different online sites where you can also read other writers' fiction and find out the submission requirements. The first, Empty Orchestra, is in ...
Today's writing marketplace is a minefield of yesterday's query space debris and tomorrow's tech savvy go-getter. Staying one to two steps ahead of the game involves incorporating the latest social media tech, trends and memes
Writing can be a horrible profession for those depending on it for a living. Unless you are one of the few who have risen, through merit or birth, above the masses you might have better odds aspiring to be an astronaut or an actor.
Boss told Haden that one type of SEAL-turned-writer works from the perspective of ego and writes me-focused material for glory and fame. He says arrogance fuels their writing projects. In the article, Haden quotes Boss as ...
Content mills are an unfortunate fact of life. I don't recommend working for one forever, but it's a good place to cut your teeth and get some experience. I was hired and fired from one particular content mill in the space of two months.
Harlan Coben: By the Book New York Times The author of “Missing You” and “Tell No One” says most of his classmates probably remember him “more for the basketball I was dribbling than the book I may have been carrying.” ...
Worksop Today Langold: Author Imogen is now an award-winning writer on top of the world Worksop Today And Imogen hopes winning her award will now lead to big changes in her life as her writing career takes off even more.
It's common knowledge that referrals are an effective way for freelancers to get new business. After all, it's easier to sell your services to a potential client if they know someone who is already satisfied with your work. Clients who come to us via referrals tend to be easier to close than those we approach through cold emails and job applications.
When you begin your career in freelance writing, most online publications will likely have you submit your first few articles and/or reviews to them via email or Submittable.com. Eventually you'll find yourself working for a site which uses a backend or CMS (content management system) through which you can directly post, manage, and publish your articles
No one can undermine the effectiveness of word of mouth marketing and referrals, but nothing equals the effectiveness of blogging as a way to get new business. A blog can attract the attention of prospective clients, impress upon them that you are an expert in your field