21 Things a Freelance Writer Must Do to Land Jobs and Thrive as an Entrepreneur

Several times each week I’m asked how to get started as a freelance writer. The answer is simple: write. Write a lot. Put yourself out…

13 Common Misconceptions About Freelance Writing

So, you want to be a freelance writer. Cool. I remember when I dreamed of spending my days being creative, sipping wine, working whenever I…

Are Your Blogs a Bore to Read?

Remember that blog post you spent hours writing in your head and editing on your computer? You know, the one that barely got any views…

Why Successful Writers Use Social Media Marketing

Writing for web-based clients is tough. There’s search engine optimized keywords to integrate, tight deadlines to meet and custom style guides to follow. And that’s…

Do You Have a Writing Portfolio?

Back in the old days I used to carefully trim my articles and photos out of the newspaper and glue them into a “string book”.…

Writing Checklist: 9 Quick Ways to Keep Editors Happy and Avoid Unnecessary Rewrites (150 words)

Editing and revising is part of the writing process. So, get used to it. Know your client’s guidelines and review them before submitting your work.…