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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: The POWER of Referrals and Networking

Anyone who's been in the freelance writing world long enough knows the tremendous value of a good client. A good client often provides you with regular work, flexibility and the opportunity to voice your opinions when warranted, or even when you feel strongly about something in particular. A good... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I'm just not Motivated, So I'm not doing any Writing tonight...

I am too tired and too stressed out, but I do have tons of things to do... I'll get to them tomorrow. (Can anybody offer me a swift kick in the rear?) Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 24, 2006

I AM A PROUD HOMEOWNER... Freelance Writing PAYS off... I'm not kidding!

My sweetheart and I bought a house today. Well, our bid was ACCEPTED! We went back and forth a bit and almost lost the place to another buyer, but we GOT IT! I am SO EXCITED, and so is J. The home is only 3 years old...three bedrooms, two and a half baths, living room, family room, kitchen, finished... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip of the Night: Deadlines No Matter WHAT! (Well, Sorta)

A deadline is a deadline is a deadline. No matter if you're a beginning writer or a longtime pro, deadlines are a fact of the freelance life. They give your editor a timeframe for when to expect your work so he or she can copyedit it and move it to the layout phases. Your Web editor may want to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Writing Tip of the Night; Do What You LOVE...

I interviewed a wise and prolific artist last night, and also two years ago, and he bestowed upon me some very true and helpful words of wisdom: Paraphrased: Whatever your passion is, you must do it every day. If you want to be an artist, draw or paint. If you want to be a writer, write. If you want... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Want to Make $1,000 Writing This Year, This Month, This Week? Here's How!

Not a scam or an unrealistic suggestion. Not a magic trick or some other kind of hocus pocus. Just some true, old fashioned determination and goal-setting. Here's how you can set your goals and make that special dollar amount you've got in mind.... Step ONE: Set your goal. Decide how much you want... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Freelance Writing Tip...Double-Dipping for Your True Financial Pleasure...!

Have you mastered the art of time management when it comes to freelance writing? Do you know how to turn your hobbies into cash? Have you figured out how to capitalize on your time and maximize your profits with the same article? Read on for some tips on how to make money doing things you would do... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Writing a Way to Your Nest Egg...Make THOUSANDS in Your First Year

As many bloggers on here know, being a freelance writer isn't the easiest job around, and it sure isn't the easiest to get started...but once you publish your first piece, you do start to get the hang of it. Sure, your first jobs may only pay $5, $10 or even $20. But when you piggyback those... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Freebies for Writers

So the pay isn't always the greatest. So editors don't always maintain the integrity of our masterpieces. So our interview sources don't always call us back within a reasonable timeframe...or at all... So our paychecks are scattered randomly throughout the month. So we wait and wait and wait for our... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 17, 2006

What to do if your interviewee won't return your call...

I have four articles due on Monday, two each to two different publications. Each article requires at least one, but up to seven, phone interviews. Today was the great Irish holiday, and of course most people weren't available to talk. I spoke with one of my sources for one article, but he wasn't... Sign in to see full entry.

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