One may think that writing is just writing. That there are slight differences from one type to another but the job is always to put words together in various formats. In reality, if you’re a freelance writer, it’s crucial that you understand the different forms of writing there are and how different they are from each other.
As all writers of books know, there are two things you need to achieve success: a great story and a publisher ready to take a chance on it. Many writers find the second part harder than the first, but we’re on hand to help.
Nobody wants to be ghosted. Whether in the dating world or a professional environment, it’s hard to bounce back when you don’t get a reply. Somehow, it hits harder when you’re trying to secure work.
It’s a scenario you’ll unfortunately already know well. You spent all that time building up to a pitch and… nothing. No “thanks but no thanks” email, no “we’ll be in touch” reply – just an empty inbox. As a professional, being ignored can be worse than a rejection. A polite no tells you where you stand. Silence leaves you hoping that they might respond. [Read more…]
Freelancing is a career path with a broad range of benefits. You have the opportunity to contribute to your field of expertise while also enjoying the flexibility to set your own working schedule. You’re not restricted by geographical location, either, meaning that it can be a way to support your global travel adventures. However, the growing list of advantages also makes freelancing subject to a lot of competition.
As a freelancer, you are probably no stranger to working from home. For years, this circumstance was just fine and dandy. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many companies and schools were forced to send their employees and students home in the name of social distancing and public health. Now, freelance writers with roommates and families are likely sharing a space, and making it work requires serious adjustments. If you live in a small house or apartment, the issue becomes even more complicated. [Read more…]
No matter how long you’ve been writing, everyone is prone to feeling “stuck” sometimes. If you can’t come up with a topic you’re interested in, or if a subject isn’t coming naturally to you, there’s always one niche you can turn to – controversial issues.
Controversial topics can inspire you and help you feel more passionate about your writing. [Read more…]
So you wanna pitch editors? But you don’t know where to start. How do you find them? What do you say? And how exactly do you increase your chances that they’ll respond? Those are some of the questions I had when I first started writing, and it took me a long time to find the answers. Luckily for you, I’m going to tell you the three steps I’ve found utterly invaluable for successfully pitching my story ideas to editors. [Read more…]
A resume is a formal document that contains an applicant’s professional background, education, skills, and experience. It is very typical for traditional companies to require resumes to employ. However, in the freelancing world, where jobs are usually short-term and are limited by contracts, you might wonder if resumes are still relevant? [Read more…]
As a freelancer, it can be easy to get set into the mindset that you’re an employee. This can be particularly common when you have a couple of clients who make up the bulk of your work over a long period of time. However, it’s important to remember that you are not just another worker; you are running your own independent business. Just like any enterprise, you’ll find that you tend to be most successful when you regularly apply attention to how you can improve your approach to your business. [Read more…]