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,

writing rules

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

Writing Advice

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.

Holiday Gifts For Writers

Holiday Gifts For Writers

Nov/2 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

Online Courses For Freelance Writers

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

Four Potential Freelance Writing Gigs and How to Get Them

Sep/15 By

There are many different types of writing you may want to try as you build your freelance writing business. Running your own business as a freelance writer gives you the

How Much Do Freelance Writers Charge?

Aug/4 By

There’s no easy way to set rates as a freelance writer, but this infographic (shared here with kind permission from its creator, Ashley Cummings) digs into what, and how, other

Writing For Pay

Five Pitfalls of Writing for Pay and How to Avoid Them

Jul/15 By

I’ve been writing for pay for over two decades now. I haven’t always made a living from it, but I’ve made some money, every year, for over 20 years. These

How to Find Legitimate Freelance Writing Opportunities

May/15 By

There are many scams online, including the occasional freelance writing scam. Some unscrupulous publications will charge you a ‘reading fee’ or submission fee, with no intention of publishing you. Others

Setting Your Freelance Writing Rates

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Setting Your Freelance Writing Rates

Mar/3 By

Judging by my inbox, there’s a lot of confusion out there in the writing community when it comes to setting your freelance writing rates. There’s a fine balance between what

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