There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. ~Aristotle Some of the best writers – literary geniuses, even – have more than their fair share of mischief and periods of madness. While some were able to get off with nary a scratch (figuratively and literally speaking) – thanks to either their criminal lawyer or their specific circumstances, others have had to serve time in jail. Here are some of the most popular writers who have been imprisoned. You might be surprised – or not. St. Thomas More Source Known best for his book “Utopia”, which he wrote in [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. Source By day, you toil away in your 9-5 job. But by night, you whip out your typewriter (okay, your laptop) and get in touch with your inner Hemingway. Writing is truly your passion, and you’d love to turn it into a [Read more…]
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Its almost Friday! Here’s today’s jobs Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Legal Transcriptionist Work from Home Positions Available SEO Content Writer (From Home) Part-time and Contract Technology Writers (Remote) Online Writing and Editing Freelance Content Editor (work from home) Content writer needed Blogging Jobs Blogger/Content Marketer at hot well-funded startup Looking for High-Level Writer To Discuss Compound Pharmacueticals Copywriting Jobs Health & wellness copywriter needed – Telecommute Proposal Writer Bilingual Copywriter Senior writer – LA Style writer at The Daily Beast – NY Telecommuting and flexible jobs at Flexjobs Journalism Jobs Associate Editor, HuffPost Social Impact & Branded [Read more…]
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Hi Everyone, Noemi will be away this week due to personal reasons so I will be doing the jobs for now, good luck! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Staff Writers needed at MakeUseOf.com Freelance Writer (Contract) – Mountain View, CA Minecraft writers needed Content writers needed Content Marketer / Copywriter Experienced writers needed – Telecommute Write About Green Issues, Animals, Human Rights, Progressive Politics (telecommute) Blogging Jobs Seeking authors and bloggers on popular sites Writing Gig (LA) Health Blog Poster Wanted (Boston) Part-time Blogger at Viki – San Francisco, CA Native English speaker bloggers required Content Writer – Blogger – Baltimore, [Read more…]
We all want to be better writers, right? I’m also willing to bet that, more than that, you want to write faster. After all, if you write better and faster, the more client work you can take on, and the more you can charge for your work. There’s no lack of articles online – and offline – giving pieces of advice on how to write better and faster. We even published one recently – How to Become a Better Writer. Today, I came across this infographic which can serve as a quick pick-me-upper and/or guide for those who want to [Read more…]
After the Great Recession hit in 2008, many people were laid off from positions they thought they’d have for a good long while. Industries shrank and corporate downsizing became the catch phrase of the day. Source Former employees turned to less traditional forms of work, such as freelance writing, in order to keep a roof over their heads and the whites of a hungry wolf’s eyes from flashing as they imagined it circling their door. How to navigate through the current wolf pack For many of us who suffered the negative fallout of the recession, freelance writing offered an opportunity [Read more…]
Our personal and professional lives often blur as freelance writers, since you might complete a few assignments during the morning at a cafe, attend a sports event or birthday party, and then resume your work in the evening. Many are drawn to the freelance lifestyle because it gives you time and location flexibility that few jobs can offer. However, you can become shackled by poor spending habits, especially if you don’t watch your money management while working. Here are a few tips on sustaining your freelance lifestyle without breaking the bank.
Our personal and professional lives often blur as freelance writers, since you might complete a few assignments during the morning at a cafe, attend a sports event or birthday party, and then resume your work in the evening. Many are drawn to the freelance lifestyle because it gives you time and location flexibility that few jobs can offer. However, you can become shackled by poor spending habits, especially if you don’t watch your money management while working. Here are a few tips on sustaining your freelance lifestyle without breaking the bank. Working Away from Home Cafes, restaurants, and even pubs [Read more…]
The digital era has opened up a wealth for writing opportunities for aspiring writers. However, this professional world requires a very different set of communication skills than most people are used to. Once you begin taking freelance writing assignments, you might discover that a lack of face time and in-person conversations can lead to major misunderstandings and little nuisances. Keeping the communication lines open, even when everything seems to be going well, is critical. We’re going to take a look at how regular check-ins and follow-ups can transform your freelance writing experience.
If you have transitioned from a company job to a freelance lifestyle, you suddenly lose the support of public relations and marketing departments – teams that were dedicated to raising awareness of your work within an organization. These departments handled the business of contacting prospective clients, reaching out into industry communities, and having extended conversations about a company’s products and services. As a freelancer, these outreach tasks and responsibilities now fall to you. Many new writers struggle with approaching strangers, which can greatly hamper their ability to pick up contract jobs, find information resources, and meet new mentors. Source Contact [Read more…]
Here’s an infographic writers will want to take a look at: The Trend of E-Reading, an infographic design by Infographic Labs, illustrates just how e-reading has taken America by storm. Did you know that people who use e-readers read more than those that stick to traditional books? And that they’re more likely to spend money on books?