PODCAST: Earning Income as a Freelance Writer…and Respecting Your Worth


I'm VERY excited that actress-turned-podcaster Yin Chang interviewed me for her iTunes "New & Noteworthy" podcast 88 Cups of Tea! Tune in to learn: The big differences between query letters for freelance writers VS. authors I share exactly how to pitch a query letter and advise what to include in it Why it’s crucial to avoid content mills How I earned $40,000-$60,000 worth of writing gigs just from referrals How being ...


Pay What You Want for Renegade Writer E-Books – This Week Only!


As you've probably guessed by the name of this blog, and the book it stems from, here at The Renegade Writer we're all about doing what works for us. Experimenting. Trying new things. Bucking the status quo. My personal life is the same way...yes, I LIVE what I preach. I'm proud of my freelance writer/board game designer ...

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What You Can Learn About Business from a Stingy Irish Dance Teacher

My 6-year-old son is a dancer: He takes several ballet classes and a jazz class every week, and has done tap as well. (That's him at the Nutcracker rehearsal last year...sorry, I couldn't resist!) So when a local Irish dance studio did a demo at T's school and he asked to take lessons, I raced ...


Interview Sources We Love to Hate: Twitter Game Winners + Knee-Slapping Tweets!


So this week I ran another Twitter game. (You may remember that last week I did #killaqueryin5words.) This one was #sourcefromhellin5words, and the idea was that we writers would give five-word phrases that would make us want to never interview a source. Like: How much will you pay? Who else are you interviewing? Can I see the article? Is ...


Creating a Home Office That Works

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Where are you working right now? Is it at your dining room table, surrounded by dirty breakfast dishes? At your local Starbucks? In a well-appointed home office? Wherever you're working as a freelance writer...the space needs to work for you. And your home office is about more than physical space—you also need to think about your phone service ...