Writing Jobs and Careers

When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

Written by on December 6, 2012 in Publishing Tips, Writing Jobs and Careers with 17 Comments

As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract. In my case, I no longer wanted to work with my publisher. “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.” ~Charles Caleb Colton. […]

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10 Steps for Writers Who Want to Earn More Than $15 Per Article

10 Steps for Writers Who Want to Earn More Than $15 Per Article

Earning $15 per article is a fine way to start a writing career – but don’t lose these steps for writers who want to earn MORE money from their articles and posts! The lowest amount of money I’ll accept for writing an article is $50. Those articles don’t require research or interviews – they’re straight […]

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Best Ways for New Freelance Writers to Start Selling Articles

Best Ways for New Freelance Writers to Start Selling Articles

Written by on August 29, 2011 in Freelance Writing, Writing Jobs and Careers with 20 Comments

Probably the best way to start selling articles is to spend 90% of your time preparing (sharpening your ax, as Abe Lincoln would say). These tips for new freelance writers range from preparation to execution, and are inspired by a reader’s question… “How would you recommend a newbie to start earning money from writing?” asks […]

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For Reporters – The Best Way to Make Your Articles Better

What do you think is the best way to make your articles better? These tips for newspaper and magazine writing are especially for reporters – but they apply to all types of writers. They’re from Vancouver-based publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant – one of my writing mentors. “Do you see interviewing as a fact-gathering mission?” asks Gray-Grant. “If […]

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Should You Get Paid Per Post or Per Click? Tips for Web Writers

Should You Get Paid Per Post or Per Click? Tips for Web Writers

Is it better for online writers to get paid per blog post, or earn money per click? Here are the pros and cons, plus the reasons I stopped writing for Suite101 – an online e-zine that’s been nosediving for over a year… First, a question from a reader: “Could you elaborate on why you are […]

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5 Tips for Building an Online Business While Traveling

5 Tips for Building an Online Business While Traveling

Believe it or not, starting and running an online biz is easier when you’re on the road! These tips for building an online business while traveling are from Adam Costa, author of Business in a Backpack: How to Build and Run a Profitable Business While You Travel the World. “Building an online business while traveling is […]

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Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

What do you do while waiting for editors and publishers to decide on your writing fate? Don’t just sit there! Check out these five ways to keep your motivation and hopes high, because it can take forever to see things happen… “It took a year for my agent, Christopher, to find a publisher,” said J.K. […]

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Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

If you can’t get published, you’re making mistakes. Freelance writers, here are the top reasons I don’t assign articles – and sometimes don’t even return emails from writers. These tips will help you get your articles (and perhaps books) published…but only if you take a cold, hard look at your own writing. Before the tips, […]

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How to Find Article Ideas That Editors Will Pay to Publish

How to Find Article Ideas That Editors Will Pay to Publish

Written by on April 9, 2011 in Writing Jobs and Careers, Writing Quips & Tips with 13 Comments

Finding article ideas that editors will actually pay to publish is the hardest part of freelance writing! I already knew this as a writer – but I’m seeing the problem in a whole new way as an editor. About 90% of the Quips and Tips article ideas I’m pitched are not fresh, specific, tightly focused, creative, or […]

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Managing Freelance Income – 4 Tips for Tracking Money and Time

Managing Freelance Income – 4 Tips for Tracking Money and Time

Knowing how to manage your freelance income is the first step to successfully running your own business! These tips for tracking money and time will help freelancers of all shapes and sizes. Before the tips, a quip: “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” ~ Woody Allen. Yes, you love working as a […]

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