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Monday, June 26, 2006

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Write for love Write for money Write for fun Write to be funny Write to pay the rent Write when you need to vent Write for passion Write for sorrow Write today Write tomorrow Whatever you do Wherever you are Write what you feel And you'll go far~ Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Accomplishing Feats and Meeting Goals

Sometimes certain goals seem so lofty that we almost hesitate to strive toward them. Becoming a freelance writer often is - but shouldn't be - one of those lofty goals. Here are a few quick tips to achieving your freelance writing goals, AND enjoying that sense of accomplishment: 1. Start out small.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Cross-Train Your Brain!

Tonight I was just too tired to do anything of value. I started to revise one article and decided I needed a re-charge. Thinking I would only take a nap from 7:30 to 8 p.m., I slept clear through 10 p.m.! Upon waking, I had every intention of doing some work... Even just ONE article. Then I thought... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip: Sometimes you have to Give Up Money to Make Money...

Don't give me that look! It's true. I swear. A seasoned freelance writer knows when to say no! As much as it pains me to turn down a paid assignment, I do so on rare occasion. I turn down paid assignments for various reasons: 1. I legitimately am not available. 2. The pay is too low to stomach... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

How Versatile of a Writer Are You? Quick & Easy Quiz, 10 clicks to winner!

the winner! If someone asked you to take on a new writing job, but you had never done that kind of work before, would you say yes? There's a first time for everything, right? Well, just this year I took on a new role and I wrote a radio spot! It was scary, interesting, exciting and FUN! Now I am... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ask Yourself THIS Question If You Want to Be a Fulltime Freelance Writer...

How badly do you want it? Are you willing to scrimp and save and scrape to get by for a couple of months? Do you REFUSE to suffer financially and commit yourself to doing whatever it takes NOT to have to scrimp and save just to get by? Do you want to be a writer who works from home 90 % of the time... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip: Even When You Get to Be the BIG CHEESE, the Crumbs -

Still Add Up! Once you are a well-established freelance writer, don't neglect the little guys. You may have your big jobs that bring in the big bucks, but don't forsake the smaller jobs that may not pay as much. No matter if you are making $50 or $5,000 from a particular job, you want to give it... Sign in to see full entry.

Freelance Writing Tip: It's OK to Quit

Sometimes we may be too tired to string together a coherent sentence. Sometimes the creative juices just aren't flowing. Sometimes we'd rather be snuggled up in bed and dreaming than writing. And that's OK. In most cases, if you feel too tired to enjoy the work you are doing, or too tired to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tax Tip for Writers

I'm not sure if I mentioned anything this year when tax time rolled around, but I HATED doing my taxes. Operating as a small business - a freelance writer, even - made my taxes 800 times harder. But I think a lot of that is because I tried to cram all the tax work - tracking expenses, printing and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 8, 2006

Life of a Freelance Writer, Feast or Famine: An Unpredictable Balancing Act

So what does one do when the starving artist routine gets old? Do what I did and you might just get lucky! I had been working part-time on an independent contractor basis. Making much less than I am worth. I received a random phone call from a recruiter who found me on Monster.com... which amused me... Sign in to see full entry.

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