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Sunday, October 8, 2006

Writing Tip of the Night: Invoicing No-Nos

While I work like a maniac to make the money, I am a lazy gal when it comes to writing up and sending out my invoices! I don't really understand it myself, but I suppose I feel my time is better spent writing more articles to make more money. So I keep on writing and keep on ignoring the invoices I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Writing a distraction

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my writing that I don't notice things going on around me. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes I get so fed up with life as I know it, that I just start writing to take my mind off of things. Sometimes I am tired, but I write anyway, to pass the time and take my... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip: Scour the Markets for Paid Work (You're Worth It!)

So you want to be a freelance writer? Take it from me - I didn't get here overnight. You've got to want it, and want it bad. You've got to start out at the bottom of the totem pole and work your way up - but realize that sometime you can get a good break if you know where to look and how to act.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Setting Your Freelance Rates

When I first started writing for money, every penny I earned was dictated by some general standard or practice that had long been followed. I wrote for a newspaper that paid $25 per story, for a Web site that paid $20 per story, and for Write for Cash, which bought articles for up to $15. When I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

My Biggest Pet Peeves Regarding Writing: Mine...Add your own gripes, too!

I could really do quite well without these things in my writing life... 1. Interview subjects who just won't return your calls. 2. Interview subjects who won't return your calls, but get mad at YOU because you couldn't reach them and didn't give them any press. 3. Interviews that go so far off topic... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: How to Keep a Client When You Screw Up

I'm usually very good with deadlines. Usually. But every once in a great while I find myself swamped and unable to complete a project by its due date. This happened to me in the beginning of this week. I received notification about the assignment perhaps three weeks ago. I scrambled to produce an... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Creative Ways to Sell Poetry...

With you in mind, marieclaire66... Sure there are cut-and-dry, by-the-book ways to do things. And yea, it is quite possible to make money with these tried and true strategies. But every once in a while, someone comes up with a completely ingenius new way to do things...a way that breaks the mold. So... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Want to Make Money as a Freelance Writer? Then Write with a Purpose!

I may only be 25 years old and I may not have a lot to show for my years, but I've definitely got a good attitude when it comes to reaching goals. Even if you've never published a single thing you've penned, you can achieve your writing goals, too! Sometimes the hardest part is believing in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Five Ways to Beat Writers Block!

Having trouble cranking out that looming assignment? In dire need of some poetic inspiration? Take a deep breath, relax and realize that sometimes that inspiration is out of your control...unless you take things a step further than usual... Here are five things you can do to help yourself break out... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Make Big Bucks by Avoiding Distractions

I didn't write a thing tonight. Instead, I made stromboli, for the first time in my entire life! It was quite time consuming and didn't come out exactly as I had hoped. The bread wound up being too thick and I only made two loaves in about 3 hours or more, not counting the time I spent at the... Sign in to see full entry.

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