Exercise Your Writing Skills with Writing Prompts

I discovered the Creative Copy Challenge in 2009. Shane Arthur provides writers with 10 random words, and they write and post short stories using the words. You post your story in the comment section and bold the 10 words. If you’re contemplating beginning a novel, non-fiction book, or short story, you could use the Creative […]

Stop Being a Perfect Writer!

My mom’s reading Betrayal by Fern Michaels, one of her favorite authors. She was entertained and surprised to find errors throughout the book. How can a book by a well known author be published with errors? Isn’t an editor supposed to catch and correct errors? It makes me wonder why writers put extreme amounts of […]

Freelance Writers Can Learn from the Soap Opera One Life to Live

You may think that you can’t learn from watching TV, especially soap operas, but you can. Since I’m interested in writing for TV and films, I watch television programs and movies. I’m enjoying One Life to Live which can be watched at your convenience at ABC.com. The writing is hilarious when it comes to the […]

The Bottom Line: Agents, CPAs, Managers

I thank God for my business degrees and parents who stressed the importance of education and educating yourself. The only reason I have two accounting degrees is because of my father who told me to get a degree that would lead to a ‘secure’ job. Accounting wasn’t my calling but after watching Oprah’s show with […]

3 Reasons Why Proofreading Your Writing Is Important

If you don’t proofread your writing, you could diminish your credibility. It’s up to you, the freelance writer, to make sure your writing is error free. After all, if a client is paying you $3,000 for a monthly newsletter, it better be spot-on. It’s embarrassing for you and your client if writings such as brochures, […]