So… Penguin/RandomHouse bought writersmarket.com… The directory can no longer be accessed online at least for the time being. Do yourself a favor and go on Amazon and buy the 2020 edition now for $21. Continue reading Writer’s Market Website Now Owned By Penguin / RandomHouse
Here’s how to make MS Word your bitch so your editor won’t fucking hate you! Continue reading How to Make Word Your Bitch
I was wandering around IG last Friday. I follow several hashtags. I came across one that essentially said the only way anyone can become a successful freelance writer is to master cold emails. That threw me off because I’ve been freelancing for almost six years now (full time) and I’ve never once sent a cold email. I said as much and the OP stated that I had to do it or risk failure. Well, I guess I missed that memo because I make the amount she mentioned in her post on a fairly regular basis.Continue reading “Answered: Your Most Burning Question about Cold Emails as a New Freelancer”
Just a little while ago I attempted (keyword) to finish an article published in a magazine about writing. The title had something to do with saying yes to yourself as a writer. And the author lauded on and on about…well, frankly, I couldn’t tell you. She talked about getting lost on social media. She talked about savings quotes on Google Drive. She talked about hearing from another writer that they get up at 5 am to make time to write. Having been an exemplary member of the 5 am Club for a long time, I understand finding quiet time. With that, I have no argument.Continue reading “Why “Making Time to Write” Is a Bullshit Excuse (And You Know I’m Right!)”
What can you do if a potential client pigeonholes you instead of taking the time to learn whether you’re a good fit as a freelance writer? Continue reading The Quick Cure for Pigeonholes
Hey everyone! Today, I have a tip for those who hire freelance writers. That tip is this: freelance writers can’t read your mind. If there’s something specific you want highlighted in your blog or in your web page content, you need to ensure that your freelance writer knows. This is equally true during the editing process. Many freelance writers will provide a round or two … Continue reading Tip for Those Who Hire Freelance Writers
I have the honor of (gently) editing a full-length YA novel that an old friend of mine sent me. His daughter wrote it. She’s a teenager. The other day when I stopped by a birthday party for my friend’s now two-year-old daughter, I was approached by another teenage girl who knows what I do. She asked me how she could write and publish a book.
So, kids (big and small!), this post is just for you. (Don’t worry, parents and other sensitive types – this post is profanity free and G rated for your protection!) Continue reading “Hey, Kids, This One’s for You!”