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

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

How to write greeting cards for pay

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How to earn money writing greeting cards If you love getting cards in the mail and you’re a writer, chances are you’ve thought about writing greeting cards. Yes, there are some greeting card companies that accept submissions from freelance writers (but forget Hallmark).     Can you condense the immensity of love into a few … Read more

Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 1

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For anyone wanting to make a living as a writer, finding good, well-paying freelance writing gigs can be something of a mystery.  Many new writers get discouraged by the peanuts-per-word rates found on content mills and elsewhere. And whereas a handful of writers may have made good money on these types of sites (and I use … Read more

12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

Make money with your writing: it’s not only doable, it’s an awesome profession that will give you the freedom to live life on your terms. I’m making a great income from my writing, working on a part-time basis, which still allows me to homeschool my awesome kids. So it strikes me as odd when people … Read more

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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7 New Year’s Resolutions for New Writers

New Year's Resolutions

The end of the year is fast approaching, and many people will be making New Year’s resolutions. Are you making the right ones to grow your writing career? In today’s guest post, Celia Abernethy shares 7 New Year’s resolutions that will actually make a difference for new writers.

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Yes, I write for free. Here’s why.

Yes, I Write for Free. Here’s Why.

“Creatives should be paid for their work.”

“The stereotypical starving artist is a myth that needs to die.”

“You can’t pay your rent with exposure bucks.”

I couldn’t agree more with all of the above statements.

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Starting a Writing Career? 4 More Blogs You Should Follow

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Recently, Ibrahim Jimoh shared 9 bloggers you should follow if you’re starting a writing career. Here are 4 more blogs that offer great tips on how to start and grow your writing business.

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