Writing Life

How to Motivate Yourself in Four Easy Ways

how to motivate yourself

The “how do I motivate myself” question has probably been asked – and answered – a trillion times. Why do we still hear it? Why do we still ask it? It’s because there are always going to be periods in which we need all the help we can get to climb out of that well of demotivation. I’m an expert – at experiencing low periods, that is. As for motivating myself…that’s a whole different story. I’ve learned quite a few things, though, so I’m going to share them with you today. They’ve worked for me (at different times), and I [Read more…]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Proud of Being a Workaholic

do not be a workaholic

Did you know that America is the 5th most workaholic country in the world? This was the result of a study back in 2011, where it was revealed that only 57 percent of people use all their vacation days. This number is probably lower by this time. Workaholism, however, is not limited to those who hold desk jobs. In fact, workaholism might be a bigger problem for freelancers. Since we are responsible for all our work, accountable only to ourselves (and our clients), there is always work to be done. Sometimes, it is difficult to delineate “real life” from work. [Read more…]

Writing About Writing: What’s the Point?

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Editor’s note: Haley Osborne is a freelance writer and contributing blogger at EssayTigers.com. Writing is her job and hobby, so she investigates the ways to improve writing skills, follows latest blogging trends and shares expert writing tips. You can find and follow her on Twitter. Writing is both a craft and a curse. Writers are well known for celebrating their work and, at the same time, lamenting how rigorous it can be. For every comment or quote about the frustration and pain writing brings, there are a dozen more about the joy it brings, the relief and, above all else, the [Read more…]

Writers, Do You Take Care of Yourself?

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Working from home was my dream job, and it still is. I am living my dream, and it allows me to earn a decent living. It’s not always easy, but it’s even better than I had expected. Then recently, it was brought to my attention that I haven’t been taking care of myself the way I used to. It took me a while to accept and understand that, but here I am writing about work at home writers taking care of themselves. I’m writing this post for two reasons: to ask what you do to take care of yourself so [Read more…]

Personal Issues Should Not Affect Your Work!

personal issues

Personal issues play a huge role in the performance of a worker. Whether you sit behind a desk at an office or you work at home, there will always be personal issues of some sort. Some of them may be minor and easy to dismiss. Others may have a more draining effect. Source Whatever the case may be, there is one thing that most employers and clients agree on: personal issues should not affect your work. They should be left at home once you step out the door; but what about freelance writers? How do you separate personal issues and [Read more…]

Common Doubts Writers Have

common doubts writers have

Recently, I wrote about kicking writers’ doubts in the bum. I hope that it helped those of you who are experiencing some sort of crisis in your freelance writing career.  Source Today, it occurred to me that it would be even more helpful to identify some specific doubts that may plague writers. Based on experience, here are some common doubts writers have. I might not meet the client’s requirements. This applies when you’re doubtful about applying for a job. Sometimes you may see a freelance writing job ad that you think is a great fit for you, but you are [Read more…]

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