Instagram for writers

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Instagram for Writers: When did you join your first social media network? The first time I heard “Instagram for Writers,” I was a little confused. Wasn’t Instagram a mostly visual medium, best for photographers and the like? It turns out Instagram is actually a great place for authors. But I wasn’t about to run out … Read more Instagram for writers

Should you quit your job to be a writer?

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Dreaming of becoming a full-time writer? Every writer who lives and breathes to tell stories and share them with the world, whether via creative nonfiction, investigative journalism, or fiction, has probably entertained the idea of becoming a full-time writer. And just as many writers have probably been discouraged from pursuing that dream, by everyone around … Read more Should you quit your job to be a writer?

Why Freelance Writers Shouldn’t Charge by the Hour

You Know how some freelance writers complain that their work isn’t valued?

So they leave the content mills and start looking for their own clients, setting their own rates.

And then these same freelance writers fall flat on their faces when they undervalue their own work… and they’re no better off than when they first began.

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Publishers don’t have time for you. Get over it.

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“It’s rude not to respond to writers.”  “I wish publishers would respect the time it takes to write and that they would at least acknowledge they received my submission.” “Seriously? ‘We only respond if we’re interested?’ Where is the respect?” “These publishers could offer more than a form letter saying they’re not interested. I want … Read more Publishers don’t have time for you. Get over it.

Why Freelancer Writers Shouldn’t Charge by the Word

On a previous post, we discussed why freelance writers shouldn’t charge by the hour. It’s a punitive method: the more efficient you get at your job, the less you get paid. It’s a system that punishes you for getting better at your craft, rather than reward you for doing so. And it’s a silly way to set up your business.

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Using YouTube to Promote Your Writing

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So you’ve finally decided that you’re going to grow your business as a multi-niche writer. Now what?

After learning freelance writing terminology, finding out more about getting published, and learning how to send the perfect pitch, you’ll need to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and start writing.

But then what?

If you’re trying to establish a writing business, it won’t matter how great your work is, unless someone’s willing to read it (and then purchase more of your work).

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Grow Your Writing Business: Waste More Time on Facebook

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Recently, we shared how creating your own Facebook group can help you grow a following for your writing business. But while you’re growing your own book, don’t forget to join other writing groups also.

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Freelance Writing Terms You Should Know

Freelance Writing Terms You Should KNow

When you’re starting out in freelance writing, you can get easily confused by all the terms that are thrown around in online writing groups and elsewhere on the Internet. Sometimes, it can be a little intimidating to ask for clarification. Fear not; this post will tell you what those terms are.

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