Freelance Writing: Are You Ready For The Christmas Sales Season?

Are you and your freelance writing business ready for the Christmas sales season? Retailers and their suppliers make the bulk of their yearly profits from October to December. Normally writers do too: we form new relationships and energize current relationships to take advantage of the season. We’ve no idea what this year’s holiday sales will be like, of course. Fingers … Read more

Self-Publishing Serial Fiction: 4 Answers To Popular Questions

If you’re a self-publishing author who’s writing fiction, you may wonder about writing serial fiction. Does the thought of committing to regular publication make you nervous too? Most of the questions I get about serials involve the publishing process. That is, getting your writing done and publishing your episodes on a schedule. My best advice: start with a strong idea. … Read more

Begin A Freelancing Career: Get Paid To Write Today

Recently I’ve received lots of questions from freelance beginners; they want to get paid to write, but how do you get started? You have a couple of options: Write something like a book or an online course and sell your creation; or Offer your writing services—that is, sell your writing skills. Want to get paid to write? Sell your skills … Read more

Writing Fiction: An “Essentials” Checklist For Your Novel

Are you wondering about writing fiction? If you’re a professional writer, fiction makes a wonderful side hustle. Who knows? You may write a bestseller. On the other hand… Recently I chatted with a couple of writing colleagues who’d tried fiction and gave it up as a pain in the you-know-what. One said: “I’d rather binge-watch Netflix than write another novel. … Read more