7 Ways to Break Out of Writer’s Block

Although I visit my keyboard daily, I still battle writer’s block on occasion. I stare at the screen, waiting for words to spring forth. Nothing.…

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…

Writer’s Block? Use Content Triggers to Inspire Your Writing

  Sometimes writing topics hide in plain sight. The other day I was listening to the Brand Journalism Advantage podcast. My friend Phoebe was interviewing…

Are You Feeding Your Writing Brain?

This isn’t a post about caffeine. Or, doughnuts.  (Stick with me!) Often on the blog, I chat about writing tips and trends to move your…

Using Word Lists to Develop Direction and Drafts

I have a new pre-writing habit. I used to only focus on jotting down bullet point topics, conducting research, writing subheadings or even creating an…

The Dark Truths: 5 Ways Freelance Writers Get Screwed Over

No job is perfect. Being a freelance writer has perks, but there are several challenges we face each day. Today I’m taking off the rose-colored…