The Renegade Writer

The Ultimate Freelance Writers’ Guide to Recording Interviews

Digital Voice Recorder

By Natalie Zett

In my early years of freelance writing, I owned many taperecorders. Although most recorders worked fine, the cassette tapes couldn’t be trusted since they often gave out at inopportune times.

The last straw was when I finished a 50-minute interview that never made it onto the tape, which not only jammed, but also …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jan 15, 2014 Advice, Cool tools, Interviewing

Create a Video Vision Board to Keep You On Top of Your Freelance Writing Goals

By Linda Formichelli

Karen Cioffi’s guest post this week, 7 Steps to Freelance Writing Success Through Positive Thinking, got a great response! I can see this idea resonates with many of my readers.

Karen’s step #2 was “Put your vision into words and other visuals.” For me, that visual is a video — and I wanted to …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jan 31, 2013 Cool tools, Motivation

Last Chance to Join the Freelance Writers Den!

If you’ve been interested in joining Carol Tice’s Freelance Writers Den — which includes goodies ranging from an active forum to a job board to free webinars — the time is now. The doors close next Friday, Oct. 28. (Full disclosure: That’s my affiliate link.) I think Carol has as many members as she can …… Click here to keep reading…

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Oct 21, 2011 Cool tools

11 Tips for Getting the Most out of Writer’s Market

I answer your burning freelancing questions on the blog. If you have a question, e-mail it to me at lindaformichelli@gmail.com. Have a lot of questions? Consider signing up for a phone mentoring session.

Steve Sears asks: how about a post on the specific benefits of Writer’s Market and using it properly?

Thanks for the great suggestion, …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jan 4, 2011 Advice, Cool tools, Magazines, Marketing

Gist: A Cool Tool for Freelancers

I recently read a great post by writer Thursday Bram called Why Writers Need CRM and Why I Use Gist. Gist is a free online contact management tool that’s in beta now. It can import your contacts from your e-mail applications, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, and more.

What’s really neat about Gist is that it brings together …… Click here to keep reading…

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Oct 15, 2009 Cool tools, Marketing, Query letters

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