What Building a New Habit Can Teach You About Becoming More Than Just a Competent Freelance Writer

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Sam Eddy, the founder of Fulfilling Aspirations. He wants you to know that changing your habits can help you accomplish big things. If you’re interested in knowing more, click here. Ever feel like you’re stuck at being just a competent freelance writer? Yes, you attract the type of […]

Naughty or Nice? What Would Your Editor Say?

It’s the end of the year and everyone is getting retrospective, including your editors and clients. What will they remember most? Your killer copy? That amazing lede (lead) you wrote? How many times you were late with an article? How hard you are to critique? If you’ve been naughty you can’t rewrite the past, but […]

Getting More Work from Your Existing Clients

I don’t think it’s enough. Getting work is wonderful, making it is even better. Writers need to put their creative thinking, experience and skills to work to create new projects.

Flame Away, Fancypants

I spend a fair amount of time on this blog making fun of so-called “employers” who think it’s totally reasonable to pay decent writers a pittance for their hard work.  I’ve heard every argument for why they can get away with this.  New writers need some way to get started, and these gigs get their […]

Why the S.Larson Approach to Customer Service Doesn’t Work

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S.Larson has been sending me customer service notes from Citibank for decades. At first I didn’t give “S” a second thought. Just a random worker on an impersonal form letter…nothing to see here. After several years, I began to wonder about “S.”  This person, with the unchanging signature, was a long-time staple, handling my account […]

My Job. Well, This Week, Anyway.

As a freelance writer, do you ever just sit in front of your computer and gloat to no one in particular about how awesome your job is?  I just caught myself doing that as I reviewed what is on my calendar for the next two weeks.  The variety of topics is actually kind of hilarious. […]

Complaining About Your Freelance Writing Clients

So, I’ll dump it in your laps… What do you think about it? Do these public attacks on frustrating clients serve a greater good that justifies the potential downside? Are there particular standards that writers should follow when calling out a bad apple from their client barrel?