How Long Does it REALLY Take You to Write an Article?

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Credit where it’s due: Just got done reading Laura Spencer’s “Writing Thoughts vs. The Five Minute Article Writer.” It has me thinking a lot about article writing and what goes into writing a good article. Can you write an article in five minutes? Me either. How about 30 minutes? Yes, sometimes. You see, I used […]

Writing Tip of the Day: Threesomes are Tricky…

Writing an article is like delving into a relationship. There is commitment instilled into each piece. Ideally, a writer works hard to learn about the piece,  researching and interviewing sources, collecting information and getting to the truth of the subject. They are eager to work with the article, finding out what works and what doesn’t. […]

Writing Tip of the Day: Ask

I just had an interesting Skype chat with Jodee Redmond. We were talking about how shy we were/are in the real world, but received a bravery boost when we began freelancing. Both Jodee and I brought up situations where we were hesitant to discuss payment options, raises, or asking contacts for work – when we […]

Greetings from the Demand Studios Creator Conference

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This is NOT a sponsored post. No one is paying to write this post, I’m speaking from the heart. I’m writing this from Santa Monica, where I’m attending a very unique event, the Demand Studios Creator Conference. I was invited to attend to learn more about Demand Studios, talk with the team, and meet the […]

When Friends Hook-Up (For Writing Favors)

Balancing business with personal relationships is important and essential to freelance writing success. As discussed in the last column, asking people for a professional hook-up has it’s issues. Asking for one from a friend is no different. In fact if done incorrectly, it has the potential to harm the relationship.

Tip of the Day: Freelance Writing as a Work from Home Business

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my career has evolved from blogging and writing to becoming a serious work at home business. I don’t only write for a few clients here and there anymore. I own a full fledged blog network featuring several writers. In addition, I have clients who send me on […]

5 Ways to Know You’ve Written a Good Article

There are times when you have an article finished and you wonder if you’ve really done the piece justice. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: 5. It has great sources. Great sources include leaders or well known folks in the field, interesting subjects that give a personal perspective to the piece or sources […]

The Funniest Writing Blogs On the Internet

So, as I spend hours scouring the web for the best stuff to share with you here (yeah, my job is terrible), I often come across some pretty funny people. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a couple of blogs that crack me up. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have persmission to replace […]

Things Not to Do with a Sick Toddler

Lorna last week: see more Lolcats and funny pictures   Things not to do with a sick toddler: 1. Drive 539 miles in one day – Spokane to Billings 2. Expose tons of other little kids to her illness – Sorry, cousins and cousins’ friends. 3. Let her put her fingers in your mouth – […]