Category: Blog

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 2019 just around the bend. One of the best ways for freelance writers to achieve success…

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Taking Stock of Your 2018 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 2019 is to take a moment to reflect upon and take stock of your accomplishments in 2018. Here are two essential year-end steps that will help you build your professional…

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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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No Ideas? No Problem. Five Tips to Beat Writer’s Block.






Oh, we’ve all been there. One day your head is overflowing with bubbling ideas, and you don’t even have time to write them all down before they move on out into the galaxy. But the next day… nah. Suddenly it’s completely silent in there, as if the creative spark has taken a self­ appointed break. Maybe it…

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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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Spread Holiday Cheer for Your Freelance Career






Here’s one simple way to have the upcoming holidays/new year work to the advantage of your budding freelance career. Everybody loves to receive mail that isn’t a bill or piece of junk mail, right? And receiving a holiday card is a surefire way to put a smile on just about everybody’s face. That includes editors!…

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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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