Archive for the ‘ Writing Tips ’ Category

Thriving on the deadline: Motivational tips and tricks

No matter who you are or what you choose to do with your life, motivating yourself is always going to be part of the challenge, although sometimes this seems especially true for freelancers. Sure, some days you’ll spring out of bed and gnaw away on the projects you need to finish with the intensity of a hungry beaver, but most days you’ll have excuses. Lots of them. Never fear, Continue Reading...

Become a successful writer in 3 easy steps!

[caption id="attachment_1718" align="alignright" width="220" caption=""Become A Writer" collage by Laura Roberts"][/caption] Today I've been catching up on my Twitter feeds, and I've found some interesting posts from a variety of writers. There's The Worst Love Poem in Chicago by Mel Schwartz over at the Tribune, Bo's Café Life (a cartoon about writing in cafés by Wayne E. Continue Reading...

Self-publishing is the only way

Despite the terrible things people say about self-publishing, I've come to the conclusion that it's the only way to make any money as a writer. Please note that I hate money as much as the next artiste, and I don't want to have to sell myself short in favor of a paycheck. However, I will admit that I enjoy writing for money, because I feel it's the best way to pay for my not-so-extravagant Continue Reading...

How to get published

How do you get published? Or, perhaps more to the point: How do you get people to pay you money for your writing? These are questions I hear a lot from writers who are new to the freelancing game and looking to write for magazines and websites. While I would love to help everyone find the answers to these questions, one of the first things you should know about freelancing and writing in general Continue Reading...

Top Five T-shirts About Writing

I'm waiting for a guy to come and fix my clogged bathroom drains. Again. This is the story of my life, and I'd really like it to stop, but since I can't concentrate (knowing that whenever I do get started on something, he will ring the doorbell and interrupt my work with a lot of banging), I thought I would post a round-up of writing-related t-shirts. Consider this your inspiration for the day. Continue Reading...