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.
I’ve been approached to write and collaborate on a book of someone’s life story. They’ve agreed to list me as the co-author, and asked what type of payment I desire. What should I charge?
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.
You can breathe a huge sigh of relief when you book so much work that you’re going to be busy for the next couple of months. This allows you to turn off your marketing machine instead to focus solely on client delivery.
What if I told you there was a great way to attract more readers to your blogs, books, status updates or other writings? What if I told you there was a way that goes beyond great SEO, or in-store book signings? What if I told you attracting more readers is as simple as coming up with a catchy title for your work?
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 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. […]
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.
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!
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?