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Writers, Got Mood Swings? You Can Profit From Them! by Wendy Hobday Haugh

Writers, Got Mood Swings? You Can Profit From Them! by Wendy Hobday Haugh

People have mood swings. It’s a fact of life. So, why not put them to good use in your writing? I was furious, stunned, and bereft years ago when my first husband left me. But, right away, my writer’s brain kicked in. I vowed to make the most of my situation by writing about it and garnering some much-needed income.…

From Poetry Readings to a TV Pilot! by Lawrence R. Berger

From Poetry Readings to a TV Pilot! by Lawrence R. Berger

I met a woman who was looking for screenwriters. She liked one of my poems, and offered to help make it into a screenplay. Little did I know at the time but her method for doing this was to teach me how to write screenplays. I’ve since written five, we've sold a TV pilot, and one of our screenplays has been optioned. I can’t stress enough the importance of having a mentor.…

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom by Ellen Levitt

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom by Ellen Levitt

There are plenty of writing opportunities, freelance and on a regular basis, for those interested in writing about raising children and parenting issues in general. You don't need to be a parent in order to find material or outlets (attention, educators and other youth professionals) but parents and guardians of children of various ages can find many places to pitch their work. And the "doting parent" angle can help.…

How Setting a Daily Earning Goal Increased My Income – by Elizabeth Yetter

How Setting a Daily Earning Goal Increased My Income – by Elizabeth Yetter

It is so easy to get bummed out by the lack of a promising income when you begin a writing career. Sometimes it can take a few months or even a few years until you discover the right methods, the best schedule, and the perfect publishers to help you reach your income goals.…

A Traffic Jam of Ideas By Diane Stark

A Traffic Jam of Ideas By Diane Stark

Sitting in that traffic jam, I attempted to count up how many article ideas and query letters I had sitting half-finished on my hard drive. I lost count at more than 30.…

How I Landed A $50,000 Editing Gig…With No Professional Editing Experience! By Laura Pennington

How I Landed A $50,000 Editing Gig…With No Professional Editing Experience! By Laura Pennington

One of the greatest accomplishments of my freelancing career was landing a $50,000 book editing deal less than 18 months in. Bear in mind that up to this point most of my experience with editing had been quite small in comparison. I had looked over a couple of people's academic papers and edited my own master's thesis. But I had never handled a project of this size.…