Do You Need To Have A Certain Mentality To Be A Freelance Writer?

Over the past few years, there have been highs and lows.  There have been absolutely manic periods and times where I’ve been looking for any type of work to cure my boredom. I’ve had to make sacrifices, but I’ve benefited massively.  I’ve cursed the job just as much as I’ve said it’s the best role […]

10 Reasons Why I Spend Zero Time Thinking About A-Listers

The theme of this month’s Word Carnival is ‘what carnies want to tell the A-listers’ but the truth is that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them, especially especially not when it comes to the writing business. (Actually I find the whole idea of A-listers slightly annoying, but that’s another story.) Here’s […]

A Year’s Worth of Writer Marketing Inspiration

Reading Lori Widmer’s latest book was a joy. Called Marketing 365: Daily Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business, the book offers a few hundred marketing tips that anyone could implement. These are all presented in bite-sized chunks and the best way to get started is to riffle through the electronic pages and see what pops […]

7 Easy Steps to Creating Buzzworthy Content

Writing and marketing? Then this guest post by Lior Levin offers some useful tips. Whether you are an individual or part of a corporation, creating content that gets others engaged and generates excitement is a crucial part of marketing online. However, this can be difficult to do, especially if you don’t have a large social […]

Reading on Writing – October 2011

Ready for another blogging linkfest? Here’s a long list of posts I’ve bookmarked and shared in the last couple of months, along with a short excerpt from each: Writing Business 5 Rarely Remembered Rules for Building Your Freelance Brand – Good brands command respect and establish a reputation. They establish your presence in the marketplace. Top […]

How To Get Your Writer Marketing Done In An Hour A Week

It’s that time again – another of my monthly posts for the Word Chef blog carnival. This month we’re talking about productivity, something that the writers on this blog have written about many, many times. Originally, I was going to write about writing productivity, but been there, done that, so I’ve included a list of […]