Writing Life

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?

writing about writing

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…]

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

freelance writer isolation

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…]

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