15 Great Facebook Pages and Groups for Freelance Writers






There’s waaaay more to Facebook than just keeping tabs on your old high school buddies and sharing photos of your mischievous-yet-adorable cat. Yes, indeed, there are so many reasons why having a professional Facebook page can help your freelance writing career soar. Now that you’ve begun looking at Facebook through your freelance writer’s lens, you may want…

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How to Get Paid to Travel …and Write About It!






Hope everybody is having a productive start to 2016! I know lots of people like to use January (you know, the post-holiday, winter blahs period) to put a little bright spot on the horizon, by planning a fun trip in the year ahead. But you’re more than just “lots of people” – you’re budding freelance…

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4 Reasons Why All Freelance Writers Should Have a Facebook Page






Chances are that you’re already on Facebook for personal use, but did you know that Facebook – with well over a billion users worldwide – can be a great (free!) tool for promoting your services and building your brand as a freelance writer, too? Here are 4 reasons why every freelance writer should have a…

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Business Cards: A Writer’s Secret Weapon






Now, we’re going to talk about something that all freelance writers really should have in their arsenal, even if you’re just starting out. Business cards. You may feel silly thinking about ordering a box of business cards before you even have your first few magazine clips, but in my opinion, the importance of business cards…

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5 Ways to Send More Queries






The more queries you send, the higher your chances are of being published. But how does one go about writing multiple query letters in a timely manner? Here are 5 tips to help you write more query letters this month: 1. Send simultaneous submissions Some editors frown on sending simultaneous submissions (sending the exact same…

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Tips for Writing Captivating Headlines






If you’re anything like me, creating an intriguing headline can be the hardest part of a magazine assignment. After all, if your headline is a dud, who’s going to want to read the rest of your work. That’s a lot of pressure for five to seven little words! When it’s time for me to come…

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4 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block






If you find yourself fidgeting in your seat and your fingers absentmindedly typing in the URL to Facebook, you may be suffering from a classic bout of writer’s block. Although it can be quite a pesky affliction, there’s nothing unusual about it in the slightest…all writers go through it from time to time. But it’s…

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Taking Stock of Your 2015 Accomplishments






Ready to dive into the new year, with renewed energy and determination?! As budding professional writers, one of the best ways to move forward into 2016 is to take a moment to reflect upon and take stock of your accomplishments in 2015. Here are two essential year-end steps that will help you build your professional…

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5 Ways for Writers to Get Organized for the New Year






For freelance writers, the last two weeks of the year are typically the quietest, with many editors away from their desks for the holiday break. Make the most of this “slow period” to strategize for the year ahead, with 2016 just around the bend. One of the best ways for freelance writers to achieve success…

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Five Ways to Get over Rejection






Today we’re going to talk about rejection. It’s not a fun topic, but it’s something that is important to discuss, because as a newbie freelancer (and even as an established freelancer!), rejection happens a lot. But it’s normal, even expected, and it’s something you will have to get used to if you’re going to make…

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