Friends, Family, and Freelance Writing

We all love our family and friends. But sometimes they can be really frustrating to a freelance writer. If you’ve been freelancing for any length of time, this will probably be more comedy than anything else because you know it’s true. But regardless of whether you’re just now starting out or you’ve been freelancing for…

Pet Projects and Why You Should Have One

I love writing for clients. I truly do. You get so much out of working on a project that you would likely otherwise not have picked up when you work for someone else. This is one of the things I enjoy about ghostwriting, as odd of a discipline as it is – the autonomy and…

Cold Call or Email?

When it comes to marketing we writers get a little antisocial. And who could blame us? Going to a conference and talking to others is one thing – that’s not a problem. But for some reason when we hear the term “cold call” we clam up and suddenly remember all the other things we have…

Are You Sowing?

As freelance writers, we want to reap, right? We want to make money. Whatever your goal is, whether it’s just enough to cover some bills or to make a lavish living, you want to make money doing this. I know I do. So why does it seem like so much of the time we freelancers…

When Looking Good on Paper is All That Matters

I’ve noticed something in this day and age. (Oh here it is, I’m 27 and I already sound like I should have a cane and 20 cats).  But it’s true. At one point it was pretty much taken as a fact that if you read a lot about something you learned a lot about it…

Are You Reading Enough to Be a Writer?

Hello again, my lovely followers. Sorry for the hiatus, I have been wrapping up a novel and the ending just won’t write itself! 🙂  Something crossed my mind as I was writing on a private project the other day, though. I’m writing a fantasy novel. One that I hope to publish with my own name…

Finding Work as a Freelance Writer

Chances are, if you are a freelance writer or you’re thinking of becoming one, you chose this path because a) you like to write, and b) you’re tired of whatever corporate employment solution you currently have. At least that’s why I quit my corporate job to write. I was tired of punching in, punching out,…