Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of stuff like this:
“I accepted this assignment at a low rate thinking I could whip it out in an hour or so. Is it okay if I just quote from other articles instead of interviewing sources?”
No. No. No, no, no!
No matter how much you’re being paid, if you accept …… Click here to keep reading…
May 13, 2013
Advice, Money, Motivation, Rants
By Lisa Evans
Is freelancing more secure than traditional employment? That was the question asked by a 2012 survey from the MBO Partners State of Independence.
The result: 39% of respondents said independent work is more secure than traditional employment. This is up from 33% from 2011 and 15% before the recession.
The primary reason for …… Click here to keep reading…
May 9, 2013
By Susan Finch
I’ve been writing query letters since I was 19, when I sent out pitches to the likes of Penguin Press, assuming they would immediately buy my novel and scribble out a check for an enormous advance. I’m sure you know how that turned out. A tiny rejection slip of paper appeared in my …… Click here to keep reading…
May 6, 2013
Advice, Query letters
By Carol Tice
It’s hard to get an assignment from a magazine when you have no previously published articles to show the editor.
And it’s hard to get any article clips if you can’t get an assignment.
Often, when I meet writers like this, they’ll tell me they’ve got an idea on how to break out of this …… Click here to keep reading…
May 1, 2013
Advice, Marketing, Writing
By Linda Formichelli
A good Letter of Introduction (LOI) is a powerful way to build relationships with editors and prospects and get gigs.
The bad news is — many writers are missing out on a great opportunity by sending out weak LOIS.
Here are the top four LOI sins that can cause an editor to pass on you:
Mistake …… Click here to keep reading…
Apr 29, 2013