100 Things to Put on Your Writer’s Bucket List

Feb/12 By

It’s over 25 years since I got my first short story published for pay, and a lot longer since my obsession with words, writing and reading started. I’m currently re-jigging

Holiday Gifts For Writers

Holiday Gifts For Writers

Nov/23 By

Yep it’s that time of year again. Time to buy the writer, author, or storyteller in your life the perfect gift. If you’re a writer yourself (or perhaps a writing

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How I Write Over Half A Million Words A Year

Oct/7 By

Half a million words is, perhaps, not as much as it sounds. The thing is, I’m pretty consistent with this, and have been for the last decade or so, meaning

How To Make A Difference With Your Writing

Sep/7 By

Sometimes the pen really is mightier than the sword. Not every writer is a social justice warrior, and not all of us feel the need to use our writing to

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Low-Effort Ways To Improve Your Writing In Less Than An Hour A Day

Aug/31 By

I’m a full-time freelance writer, and have been for several years now. I’m widely published, mostly online but occasionally off. I’ve written ebooks (and sold thousands of them). I’ve written four-figure

Five Books That Helped Me Become a Full-Time Freelance Writer

Mar/29 By

I’ve been freelancing for over 20 years now, so these are not all the newest and latest books, but most of them are fairly timeless. While technology has advanced, and

7 Essential Books for Fiction Writers

Feb/26 By

We talk a lot about freelance writing here at the blog, but as many of you know, I’m also a fiction writer who has published the occasional award-winning short story,

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The Three Rules That Underpin My Freelance Writing Business

Jan/15 By

I’m not much of a rule-follower. I like to experiment, do my own thing, go my own way, and generally take a few risks. But there are a few rules

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Four Common Pieces of Writing Advice That Don’t Go Far Enough

Dec/5 By

These are four of the most frequently repeated pieces of writing advice. After over two decades working as a freelance writer, I can assure you they don’t go far enough.

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3 Self-Paced Online Courses For Freelance Writers

Oct/8 By

There are a ton of online courses for freelance writers out there. Feel free to research every single one. If you want to save yourself some research time, however, consider

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