The Renegade Writer

This One Tiny Habit Can Help You Become a More Productive (and Wealthier) Freelancer

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by Diana Burrell

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

I make no secret of the fact that I do not like to write, which seems crazy because I’ve been a freelance writer and author for almost 20 years and writers, well, write. But if you’re a professional …… Click here to keep reading…

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Apr 6, 2014 Advice, Motivation, Writing

5 Tips for Revealing to Your Boss That You’re Freelancing on the Side

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This is an excerpt from my e-book Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race…And Step Into a Career You Love, which is available on Kindle and in PDF for under five bucks.

Freelancing while you’re also working a regular gig can be difficult, confusing — and risky. The last thing you want is to find …… Click here to keep reading…

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Mar 30, 2014 Advice, Freelance Writing

How to Figure Out the Answer to Every Freelancing Question You’ll Ever Have

Wondering what an editor means when she says X, whether you should break a freelance rule, or whether you should drop that PITA client? Here’s how to figure out what to do. At 3:04, I share my special method for deciding between two different options.

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Mar 16, 2014 Advice, Freelance Writing, Motivation

5 Ways to Fake Confidence in Your Article Pitch

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By Diana Burrell

You’ve spent hours–nay days–crafting a pitch letter for a dream market. You’ve researched what feels like every back issue of the magazine, and you know in your gut your idea is a winner. Your idea shines, you’ve got learned expert sources lined up, and you’re even feeling jazzed about your writing style.

So you’re …… Click here to keep reading…

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Mar 2, 2014 Marketing, Query letters

How to Build a Relationship with an Editor That Will Net You More Assignments

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It can seem strange to talk about building relationships with an editor…I mean, they hire you, you do good work, and they hire you again, right? But editors are more likely to hire writers they personally like, and those who act professionally. They’ll look at your queries more quickly, and may add you to their …… Click here to keep reading…

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Feb 16, 2014 Advice, Editors, Marketing

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