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
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
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.
You’ve probably heard how important it is to specialize as a freelance writer. It’s true. Developing a specialty in a narrow niche is a great way to build authority and
Top editors get a lot of pitches from freelancers, so if you’re a new or less experienced writer, it can be hard to get an editor’s attention. You need to
Everyone makes mistakes, especially when they’re inexperienced. Recognising a few of the common mistakes new freelance writers make will help you minimise (or avoid) them. But it’s also important to
So you’ve set up your freelance writing business, and now you want to grow it quickly: more clients, more projects, more money rolling in. Today, or at least this month.
Becoming a successful freelance writer is hard work. There’s a lot to learn, and some of the processes involved are complicated, but getting started isn’t. Here we’ve boiled it down to ten
How much writing do you get done every day? What’s a decent word count for you? 500 words? 1000? 5000? A lot will depend on your circumstances, energy levels and