The Renegade Writer

44 Posts That Will Help You Escape the Content Mills & Make a REAL Living as a Freelance Writer

Stuck writing for the content mills and struggling to pay your bills? Yeah, you and a TON of other writers! Content mill owners and misinformed writers have been spreading the word that if you want to make a living as a freelance writer, you need to start out by writing for cheap-o content mills, bidding sites, ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Mar 18, 2015 Advice, Marketing, Money, Motivation, Rants

How Dissing a Bowlful of Marbles Can Help You Love Your Life

It all started with a bowlful of marbles. For years I wrote for many of the major women's and health magazines -- Woman's Day, Health, Family Circle, Oxygen, Fitness, Woman's Health, Redbook, and more. And part of my job was to always be researching my markets, so I read a LOT of these magazines every week. It ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Feb 21, 2015 Advice, Motivation, Self improvement

Why the Phrase “It Is What It Is” Makes Me Want to Punch People in the Throat

I've been working on a new e-book called Control: Take Charge and Live the Life YOU Want, and this essay grew out of one of the chapters I've been writing. This book won't be out for a while because, well, I just started it...but if you want to read something great, check out my top-rated ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Feb 9, 2015 Advice, Motivation, Rants

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

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