Immutable Marketing Laws for Writers

I watched a video with Tim Ferriss the other day, in an attempt to find some quality sourcing advice for a new product I’m entertaining in my head. Tim Ferriss wrote the Four Hour Work Week, along with several other books. He’s an excellent businessman, and I tend to listen to what he has to say because he never seems […]

An Experienced Editor Shows How to Avoid Common Editing Notes

Photo Credit: Sebastien Wiertz Guest Post Note: Shayla is an editor and writer for Curiouser Editing. She publishes a grammar magazine each month entitled Curiouser Magazine. You can keep up with her grammar tips, funny pictures, and book reviews here. As a copy editor, I leave many specific notes on authors’ manuscripts when I have questions […]

The Glory of Word Count Combat

I chatted with a long time friend a few weekends ago, and he told me of his experience bouncing around from set to set out in Los Angeles as a Production Assistant. His dream is to become a screenwriter, but in the meantime he’s been making contacts and learning the industry ropes. He explained how […]

91 Things I’ve Learned About Writing For Money

Over my years of writing for tech companies and running my own writing blog, I have learned quite a few valuable lessons. So what better way to share these lessons than by sharing them with you? Take a look at the list of things I have learned with failures and doubtful times during my writing career. […]

How Zombies Can Get You To Write Every Day

Photo Credit: Daniel Hollister A zombie smile makes me smile. The yellow teeth and red blood glistening off the undead’s neck gives me a sense of purpose in my writing. I don’t write about zombies (maybe one day I will) but I can’t get enough of zombie flicks and books. The most recent book I […]

Snapchat For Writers: Your Work In Every Reader’s Pocket

Photo Credit: Ryan Nagelmann – Flickr Creative Commons For months I criticized my friends for using Snapchat. I never understood the point of not saving your photos. I enjoyed the idea of showing funny pictures to friends at a later occasion. I joked that Snapchat was just a glorified way to send sexual pictures so […]

Hot Freelance Writing Websites That Land More Jobs Than Your Site

After honing your craft and selecting a niche for your freelance writing career you need to focus on making a kickass website to feature your portfolio–even if it’s just articles from your school newspaper or mock website content you created to get you portfolio started. My freelance writing website doesn’t even generate that much organic […]

How to Write Paragraph After Paragraph After Paragraph Without Stopping

Credit: Katie Krueger Writers handle numerous tasks, but what happens when writing isn’t one of them? You dart home from work with tons of ideas bouncing around your head and then you can’t find the will or the power to start rattling away on the keyboard. There are plenty of writers out there who can […]

Six Home Office Ideas You’ve Never Heard Of

How many computer screens do you have in your home office? Two? Three? One would be better. Are you the best multitasker in the world? Most studies prove that you’re probably the opposite. Does your desk look like Don Corleone should be sitting behind it? Maybe smaller would suffice? The home office is a place for […]

How I Landed Six Freelance Writing Jobs in Two Months on Problogger

I started with Freelancer.com, took a plunge into some content mills and then developed a legitimate client list through LinkedIn and some random referrals. That was the simple, yet not so glamorous route I took to make freelance writing my career. This was my route to find freelance writing jobs by using bits of advice […]