Your Writing Blog: It’s A Sample Of What You Do

“Is a writing blog still important?” I receive a version of this question frequently. It might be phrased as: “(Someone or other) said that blogs don’t work.” Or “How can my blog help me to: get more clients/ sell more books/ build my platform…?” Blogging has changed enormously since I started my first blogs in the late 1990s, but the … Read more

From Dud To Fiction Bestseller: 3 Strategies To Get You There

From Dud To Fiction Bestseller: 3 Strategies To Get You There

You’re writing fiction. Sooner or later, during your first draft, you’ll realize “this isn’t the book that’s in my head. WHY can’t I write what I can see and feel so clearly in my imagination?” Although you’re tempted to stop writing because you’re convinced you’re writing garbage — keep writing. Chances are that you’ll hit this painful psychological wall with … Read more

Aspiring Freelance Writer? 3 Real-World Tips You Can Use Today

You want to become a freelance writer. Excellent! There’s never been a better time to be a writer. Print magazines and newspapers may be slumping or dead, but content rules. I receive many enquiries from aspiring writers about getting started in the world of freelancing. Unfortunately I also received sad messages from flailing freelance writers about the impossibility of getting … Read more

Freelance Writing: Build An Amazing Writing Business In 2021

Ready to boot (or reboot) your freelance writing career? Your successful business depends on your mindset: a business mindset. Freelance writing: make it a business, rather than a hobby More than anything else, successful freelancing is a mindset. It’s understanding that the wonderful clients who NEED you are waiting for you now. And deciding that you will serve them to … Read more