Freelance Writing

Writers, Kick Self-Doubt in the Bum!

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Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience self-doubt more than other people. This is because we create things by transforming abstract ideas into concrete, readable words; and this makes us prone to criticism – whether constructive or not. Source Self-doubt may kick in in different situations: you have a new client; your existing client has a different type of material he wants written; you’re working on a topic you haven’t worked on before; or you [Read more…]

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 clients you want and charge them what you’re worth. Yes, you stay in touch with former clients, sending them a short email to say hi. Yes, you no longer worry about sliding down the slippery slope of an ever-expanding project, because you have a clause [Read more…]

Do You Have a Case of “Freelance Writer Isolation”?

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I could be wrong, but I think that many freelance writers – especially those who work mainly from home – are more introverted than extroverted. At the risk of stereotyping, many of us prefer to stay indoors, read books, browse the Internet, and watch (good) TV shows or movies/documentaries. Source That’s exactly what my personal preferences are, and when I do go out (and actually look forward to doing so), it’s to go grocery shopping and maybe sit down for a while at the coffee shop around the corner. In short, I barely socialize with “real” people in “real” life. [Read more…]

Why It Is Important to Get New Clients Even if You Have Enough Regular Work

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I could be wrong, but many of you probably have regular clients that bring in most of your income. You’ve worked with these clients for a long time, and you know that you will get steady work from them. It might even be that you know their needs and preferences by heart that you can write for them in your sleep. Source There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but there is also something important about reaching out to get new clients from time to time – even if you already have enough regular clients. Today, I’d like to share the [Read more…]

6 Online Tools to Improve Your Visibility as a Writer

6 Online Tools to Improve Your Visibility as a Writer

Life as a writer can be unpredictable: audiences are fickle; the hours can be long, and projects demanding. Yet, those are some of the main reasons why we write. If you’re passionate about your craft, chances are you’ve worked hard to get your name out there. However, with the high volume of online content going live every day, it can be difficult for your content to stand out. For a frame of reference, more than 150,000,000 blogs are on the Internet and people produce about 42.6 million new posts each month. Becoming a prolific writer in a particular niche is [Read more…]

20 Quick Creative Writing Prompts

20 Quick Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing isn’t always easy. Even the most creative writer sometimes finds himself/herself stuck on a chapter, a scene, or a paragraph. When that happens, you can always force yourself to go on, or you can take a break. You can also turn to other things that may help bring more out of you – creative writing prompts. Here are 20 quick creative writing prompts that are fun and “easy”. When you need a break from whatever it is that’s giving you problems, check these out. 1. Write about something ugly–war, fear, hate, or cruelty–but find the beauty (silver lining) [Read more…]

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