20 Questions Clients Could Ask A Freelance Writer

Question: I want to hire a freelance. What questions do I need to ask? I’ve heard horror stories from business associates that hired freelance writers who didn’t complete the work. Some writers did a terrible job. I don’t want to hire a freelance writer only to turnaround and hire another one to fix mistakes. Answer: […]

Self-Published Author Confesses to Editing Fetish

Question: As a self-published author, I edit and proofread everything I read. I read books, blogs, eBooks, magazines, and newspapers with an eagle eye. I can’t stand to read long-winded sentences. I want to shout, “Say what you want to say and say it!” My issue is I spend countless hours editing and proofreading my […]

Freelance Writer Takes Photos like Annie Leibovitz … Impresses Editors

Hey! It’s Amandah. As a freelance writer,¬†business owners often ask me¬†questions about content writing, copy writing, and social media. However, I also receive questions from aspiring freelance writers. One of the most common question is about images, i.e., where to find them. While you can purchase stock photography from websites such as, iStock Photo, Bigstock […]

27 Words and Phrases That Have Worn Out Their Welcome

Sometimes freelance, fiction, ghost, travel, and non-fiction writers use certain words and phrases that have worn out their welcome. Writers, you are creative people and can certainly think of new words and phrases to use. Unless a client specifically says, “Use the following words and phrases,” grab the thesaurus and spice up your writing. It’s […]

Why You Want to Read Your Book Out Loud

Read your book out loud before you query literary agents and publishers. This is a good way to ‘hear’ if your book is ready for publishing. In fact, you may want to give your book to a trusted confidant and have them read your book out loud. Ask them for feedback such as: 1. Does […]