writing career advice

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

If you’ve been on the fence about writing a book, go for it. You’ll be glad you did. Landing a publishing contract is another story, but, the bottom line is that if you never try, you’ll never know. You don’t want to be sitting in the ‘ole retirement home at 90 thinking what might have been. You’re capable of doing more than you think. All it takes is some organization, both in your thinking and your productivity, and a story that your audience is interested in learning more about. Command of your language du jour is rather helpful, too.

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn’t Get Chopped Off! By B J Bassett

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn’t Get Chopped Off! By B J Bassett

Writing isn’t for wimps, or for those who are sensitive or thin skinned. It’s for writers who believe in themselves and their work, and realize that rejection is part of the business. Even with a thick skin, rejection hurts. Writers labor over their creations, and rewrite, trying to find that perfect word. Our manuscripts are like our babies. We send them out into the world, only to be rejected. Anyone who puts pen to paper knows the sting of rejection. It goes with the territory.

The 4 Steps to Becoming an Entertainment Writer! By Robert Peterpaul

The 4 Steps to Becoming an Entertainment Writer! By Robert Peterpaul

My hands trembled over the keyboard when I started to write my first entertainment article. Despite my wealth of experience, I was nervous. Entertainment writing is a different animal, I thought. It wasn’t until I fully lost myself in the craft that I came to this comforting realization – writing is writing and good entertainment writing is still writing.

Sharing Writing Jobs With Other Writers? Yes!!! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Sharing Writing Jobs With Other Writers? Yes!!! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Sharing success with others by extending encouragement and concrete opportunities to newcomers and seasoned writers alike is one of the most personally and professionally rewarding things a freelancer will ever do. By helping others to succeed, a writer’s own sense of purpose and place within the larger writing community is strengthened. It’s a terrific win-win. […]

The Profitable Pros and Concerning Cons of “Single-Subject Writing” By Wendy Hobday Haugh

The Profitable Pros and Concerning Cons of “Single-Subject Writing” By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Getting extra mileage from an interview by writing multiple articles on the same subject, each with a different slant, not only nets bylines and paychecks, but also helps freelancers develop a more intuitive, multi-dimensional approach to interviewing. This may sound like a no-brainer. But, sometimes a writer gets so caught up in pursuing exciting new topics it becomes incredibly easy to overlook the many additional stories that a past interview might provide.

How Do I Sell My Stories?!

How Do I Sell My Stories?!

My name is Nicole and I am a writer who is a bit confused about how to get my stories out there so people can buy them. Basically, what I’m saying is how would I make money off of the stories that I write? Some people advise me to go to writing websites to get an audience. It’s a bit confusing. Could you help me please? I really hope to hear back!

5 Tips For Non-Native English Writers By Aris Apostolopoulos

5 Tips For Non-Native English Writers By Aris Apostolopoulos

We are living in the age of the Internet and writers can now work wherever they want to work, writing for a magazine in California while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in Vienna. However, having access to a laptop and an Internet connection is not always enough and, sometimes, even talent is inadequate. What if you really were in Vienna with that hot chocolate in your hand, but you could not write a single English word? Exactly, you wouldn’t write for a publication in California. Or would you?

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