The Renegade Writer

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

How to Figure Out the Answer to Every Freelancing Question You’ll Ever Have

Wondering what an editor means when she says X, whether you should break a freelance rule, or whether you should drop that PITA client? Here’s how to figure out what to do. At 3:04, I share my special method for deciding between two different options.

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Mar 16, 2014 Advice, Freelance Writing, Motivation

7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Idea Generation Skills Fresh This Winter

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By Diana Burrell

Even I, a self-confessed idea junkie who loves nothing better than thinking up ideas to research and pitch to magazine editors, go through periods where all my ideas feel uninspired and blah. These periods usually occur mid-winter, when the days are short and the nights are long, boring, and cold.

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Jan 2, 2014 Advice, Ass, Ideas, Motivation, Writing

5 Ways to Deal with People Who Hate What You Write

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By Linda Formichelli

You don’t write because you’re afraid of what other people will think. What if they hate your writing? What if they hate you?

A glance at the comments on, say, a Huffington Post article shows that readers have no compunction about letting writers know exactly what they think. And sometimes it ain’t pretty.

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Nov 11, 2013 Freelance Writing, Motivation, Observations, Writing

5 Signs it’s Time to Quit Freelancing and get a “Real Job”

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By Daisha Cassel

If you’re doing it right–and making a good living off it–freelance writing is a real job. In fact, most successful freelance writers put in well over 40 hours a week when they are getting their businesses off the ground.

Unfortunately, though, a lot of wannabe writing pros are unprepared when they decide to …… Click here to keep reading…

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Sep 25, 2013 Advice, Freelance Writing, Money, Motivation

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