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5 Crucial Tips if You Want to Write for Local Publications
"The writing world is a small one, especially when it comes to local publications."
Thinking About Writing for a Content Mill? Proceed With Caution
"I had a terrible feeling in my gut: $1 per article? That’s nuts, right?"
I Quit Freelance Writing for a 9 to 5. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work for Me
"The last thing I wanted to do was write. Freelancing became a chore. I started turning down assignments."
5 Tips for Applying to Writing Fellowships and Residencies
"For many writers like myself, it’s easy to fall into a hole of self-pity and invalidate our own personal achievements. Luckily, the application process doesn’t have to be this way."
Is an MFA in Creative Writing Worthwhile? 7 Writers Weigh In
"Some encourage writers to pursue this path, others disagree, and the rest are smacked right in the middle."
What to Do About Freelance Writing When You Update Your Resume
"Do you focus on prestigious publications? The quantity of clips you’ve accumulated? Or skills you’ve picked up on as a small business owner?"
Feeling Disorganized? How One Freelance Writer Uses Trello to Track Her Ideas
"I struggled to follow my pitches as they were accepted by email, and I quickly lost track of any feedback editors offered about my ideas."
From Grammarly to WordRake: A Review of 6 Automatic Editing Tools
"These apps tell me which editors who don’t reply to my pitches actually do open my emails. If a specific pitch is opened with radio silence, even by editors who would typically respond, it likely needs to be honed and revised."
Get Paid to Blog for 9 Awesome Outlets on Medium
"In fact, many well-known publications, such as the Billfold and Pacific Standard, have made the move to Medium."
5 Ways to Set Yourself Up For Full-Time Freelance Writing Success
"Last month, I left my marketing position to pursue freelancing full time. The following five steps helped me manage the jump from part-time to full-time freelance writing."
7 Must-Have Resources for Your First Year as a Freelance Writer
"I’ve compiled a list of resources that have benefited me professionally for other novice freelance writers looking to improve their skills."