Need a Writing Sample? 8 Places to Get Published

Landing writing jobs without a writing sample is tough. You usually have to prove your wordy value with words before anyone will hire you, which…

How to Pitch Blog Ideas When You Have No Extra Time

I’ve added a new type of task box to my Google Calendar. Pitching. It seems like more and more of my content marketing and journalism…

Should You Write for Free?

Early in my career, I was offered bylines and exposure in exchange for my precious words. While I appreciated the help getting my name out…

PREVIEW: Skyword #Forward17 Brand Storytelling Conference (Discount Code Available)

Next month I’m headed to sunny Boston! Sure, this land-locked Iowa gal is thrilled to see the ocean again and dabble in big-city life for…

The Busiest Page on Your Writer Website Shouldn’t Be a Blog Post (And Three Tips to Drive Traffic to Pages That Convert Readers to Customers)

Behind the scenes, I’m a bit of a numbers nerd. I study charts, graphs and analytics related to my websites and social media. How are…

5 Ways to Make Your Writing Job Application Stand Out

As a freelance writer, you compete with other writers every time you apply for a project. Your application? It’s one of many. What can you…