Writing Tip: For Hassle-Free Fiction, Word Counts Matter

Here’s a quick writing tip: if you’re writing fiction, start by deciding how many words your novel, novella, or serial needs. For efficient writing, deciding on a word count eliminates many uncertainties. As you may know, I mentor authors. Last week, an author contacted me about her romantic mystery. After writing a few thousand words, she was ready to give … Read more

Freelance Writing: Use These Savvy Ideas To Get Gigs Fast

Interested in freelance writing? Opportunities for freelancers abound. Of course, there are pitfalls. Many can be avoided if you know what benefits you provide your clients, and how to get known to prospective clients. A big tip: it takes time to build a freelance writing business; you need to become known for what you do. So, although there are more … Read more

Profitable Writing Tips: On Medium This Week

If you’re looking for writing tips, Medium is a great place to find them. Back in December, I wrote about a three-month experiment: writing on Medium. December?! What was I thinking? Predictably, I got busy, then even busier, and my experiment sorta, kinda… died. I felt guilty because I like Medium. Moreover, I think the site has good potential for … Read more