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...
Dec 3, 2014
Many of my email mentoring clients have so many ideas and projects that when they try to decide what steps to take next, they feel stuck. There are so many actions they could be taking at any one time that they freak out -- and do nothing.
I have the same problem, and one day Renegade ...… Click here to keep reading...
Sep 15, 2014
Cool tools, Marketing, Motivation
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...
Aug 19, 2014
Advice, Editors, Motivation
Last spring a writer (let's call her Jill) emailed me that she was pitching a profile of me to a UK writing magazine -- and would I be available for an interview?
Here's how the conversation went:
I'm interested in interviewing you for [magazine]. If you are agreeable, I'd need to ask you a few questions ...… Click here to keep reading...
Jul 22, 2014
Freelance writers, Motivation, Rants, Writing
It can be scary to put yourself out there as a freelance writer.
“What if I screw up?” You ask yourself. “What if I make a mistake that ends my freelance career before it even starts?”
I have news for you: You will screw up. Royally.
But I promise you, it won’t be the end of your career. ...… Click here to keep reading...
Jul 8, 2014
Advice, Motivation, Personal yammerings