The Renegade Writer

How to Be Freaking Epic as a Freelance Writer

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I know what you want: To get more freelance writing jobs. And to earn good money doing what you love. And to enjoy the freedom that comes with controlling your own career.

That’s nice — but guess what? Editors don’t care what you want.

All editors care about is that you make their jobs — and their …… Click here to keep reading…

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Aug 19, 2014 Advice, Editors, Motivation

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

Tell Your Editors What You Want — Here are 4 Things to Start With

I know!

By Mark Aiken

Here’s the scene: Big Scary Editor from Gigantic Magazine finally calls Little Ol’ Me in response to a pitch. At first I’m filled with excitement… until I read the details of their offer. Exhilaration turns to disappointment and incredulity. I ask myself: how can I make a living on this?

Here’s the more …… Click here to keep reading…

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Oct 29, 2013 Advice, Editors

5 Reasons to Call Your Editor Now


By Suchi Rudra

After recently watching a friend send text messages back and forth for an hour, I finally asked, “Why don’t you just call? Wouldn’t it be faster?”

The look of genuine horror on her face said it all.

These days, the good old phone chat seems to be going the way of the newspaper. And that’s …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jul 8, 2013 Advice, Editors

How Not to Act Desperate Even When You Really Are

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Recently, both Carol Tice on Make a Living Writing and Diana Burrell here on the Renegade Writer have blogged about the letters we get from writers who need to make money like now.

Diana rightly noted that editors will not only not be swayed into giving you an assignment when they hear your tale of woe…they …… Click here to keep reading…

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Apr 22, 2013 Advice, Editors, Motivation

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