The Renegade Writer

How to Get the Most Mileage — and Money — Out of Your Writing by Double-Dipping

By Tiffany Jansen Have you seen the Seinfeld episode where George accompanies his girlfriend to a funeral? It’s post-wake and everyone’s at her parent’s place noshing on hors d’oeuvres and sipping punch. George finds himself in front of the potato chips, so he takes one, sinks it in the dip, takes a bite, and dips ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Dec 16, 2014 Advice, Ideas, Marketing, Query letters

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Writers (And What You SHOULD Be Comparing Yourself to Instead)

You're wondering how you're doing as a writer. I know, it's hard to not have a handle on whether you're doing well or poorly! So you ask another writer, maybe one who's more experienced than you: How many queries do you write per week? How much are you earning? How many assignments do you get every month? How long does ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Dec 3, 2014 Advice, Motivation

It’s Just as Easy to Fall in Love with a Rich Mag as a Poor Mag

I've been noticing something weird from aspiring writers lately. And it's not the fact that we're always starting forum threads about their favorite type of pen, though that does weird me out a bit. I mean, who's doing writing assignments and blog posts with a pen? It also seems like a stalling tactic...hey, let's have a ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Nov 11, 2014 Advice, Money, Rants

Why Writers Need to Learn to Read as Well as They Write

I've come to the conclusion that most writers don't read as well as they write. Every time I send an email, I get back several responses asking questions that were answered in the message. For example, I'll say, "The call is at 5 pm Eastern time," and a few people will respond, "What time zone is ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Oct 28, 2014 Advice, Freelance writers, Observations, Writing

How I Broke Out of a Freelancing Slump by Breaking all the Rules

This post is by Deb Mitchell. I’m definitely more of a "rules are there for a reason" than a "rules were meant to be broken" kind of girl. It just never occurs to me to buck the system, and frankly, that’s served me well all my life. But when my freelance writing career stalled (despite the ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Sep 30, 2014 Advice, Break This Rule, Freelance writers, Freelance Writing, Marketing, Query letters

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