5 Ways to Know You’ve Written a Good Article

There are times when you have an article finished and you wonder if you’ve really done the piece justice. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: 5. It has great sources. Great sources include leaders or well known folks in the field, interesting subjects that give a personal perspective to the piece or sources […]

This Will Literally Make You Laugh Out Loud

As writers, we have to be really careful about the message we send with the words we choose.  That’s not to say we don’t appreciate a good metaphor from time to time, but if we’re not pretty clear about what we’re trying to say, then we’re probably also not going to get paid. Visual artists, […]

Google Alerts as a Job Search Tool

When it comes to looking for freelance writing job opportunities, I’m of the “Leave No Stone Unturned” school of thought. Along with checking out job postings and preparing pitches for potential clients, you may want to consider signing up for Google Alerts. The process is very easy. You visit the Google Alerts page  and fill […]

Signs of the Times

Since starting this blog, I have finally found a way to vent my ongoing frustrations of misspelled and mispunctuated signs.  It seems like they’re everywhere.  In fact, did you know that an apostrophe that is incorrectly used to pluralize a word actually has a name?  It’s often referred to as a “grocer’s apostrophe” because they’re […]

How Much Do You Earn as a Writer?

Rates are a hot topic among freelance writers. Have you ever wondered what other writers earn? I created the FWJ rates survey. It asks questions about the different types of clients and how much writers earn from each type of client or website. If you ever wondered how much each pay for each individual genre […]

The Funniest Writing Blogs On the Internet

So, as I spend hours scouring the web for the best stuff to share with you here (yeah, my job is terrible), I often come across some pretty funny people. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a couple of blogs that crack me up. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have persmission to replace […]