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

The Laziest Writer Ever? A Vent and a Lesson

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:

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Jill:

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…

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Jul 22, 2014 Freelance writers, Motivation, Rants, Writing

I Reveal My 4 Greatest Screw-Ups as a Freelance Writer (AWK-ward!)

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…

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Jul 8, 2014 Advice, Motivation, Personal yammerings

The One Person Who Rejects You More Than Editors Do

By Linda Formichelli

This is a reprint of this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers email. If you’d like goodies like this to land in your in-box weekly, sign up for my mailing list!

I’ve had many mentoring and Write for Magazines clients who say, “I didn’t send my idea to X magazine because I don’t think I …… Click here to keep reading…

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May 17, 2014 Advice, Marketing, Motivation

This One Tiny Habit Can Help You Become a More Productive (and Wealthier) Freelancer

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by Diana Burrell

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

I make no secret of the fact that I do not like to write, which seems crazy because I’ve been a freelance writer and author for almost 20 years and writers, well, write. But if you’re a professional …… Click here to keep reading…

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Apr 6, 2014 Advice, Motivation, Writing

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