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You Are What You Read. What Does Your Bookshelf Contain?

You Are What You Read. What Does Your Bookshelf Contain?

One of my favorite quotes related to writing is from Stephen King (I think many of you know this by now): If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. That is why, as busy as I am, I try my best to spend even a few minutes every day reading something that I want to read, and not merely something I have to read because of work. In my case, it’s usually fantasy or sci-fi, with the occasional blog/online publication I read for personal pleasure. I don’t think [Read more…]

5 Steps to Freelance Writing

5 Steps to Freelance Writing

This article was written by Tammy Ruggles, BSW, MA, a legally blind freelance writer and finger painter from Kentucky. You can find her on Facebook. We hope her article serves as an inspiration! If you have a way with the written word and always thought you might like to try freelance writing as a career, don’t let anything stop you. You don’t have to have a degree in writing or journalism, although that would be great; you just have to have a passion for writing and learn what makes freelance writing work: Know What You Want To Write About There [Read more…]

The History of RSS Readers

The History of RSS Readers

RSS, or Rich Site Summary, has become such an integral part of people’s online lives. For those who consume a lot of content over a wide range of topics, RSS readers are essential to staying sane. With Google Reader’s recent demise, more apps have surfaced to meet the need. Perhaps the average user does not go deeper than finding a useful reader that will answer his needs – a nice design is part of that, of course. More important, though, is how the reader curates and presents information that is timely and relevant to the reader. For those who want [Read more…]

5 Things Freelancing Taught Me

Things freelancing taught me

For the past three years, I have run my own virtual writing and editing company, Desired Assistance. Born out of my ability to write and edit, paired with the increasing demand for virtual assistants, I combined the two to create my own business. This journey hasn’t always been easy, but it has certainly been worth it. Along the way I discovered things about myself, my writing, and business in general. Here are some of the lessons I learned. Work Your Network When I first launched my freelancing business, the majority of my clients came directly (or indirectly) from my college and [Read more…]

A Look at E-Reading Trends

A Look at E-Reading Trends

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?

Freelance Writing Jobs Blog – The Best of January

Freelance Writing Jobs Blog - The Best of January

Every month, the bloggers at FWJ work hard to provide quality and helpful content. Hardworking freelance writers click through looking for great leads and info, but let’s face it, some posts may slip by in the daily hustle and bustle. Here’s some great posts you may have missed: Writing From Home: Warnings & Tips on How to Survive When You Have No Office by Robin Parrish Robin captures the writing from home experience perfectly. My favorite: Get Out of the House. As important as it is to guard your at-home work time, sometimes you just have to get away from [Read more…]

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