Freelance Writers: What Are Your Goals for 2011?

The New Year is approaching like a speeding bullet — will you be ready for it? Now is the time to evaluate your goals for 2011. Freelance writers who don’t have goals won’t have a plan of action to make 2011 better than 2010 and previous years. If you’re beginning your freelance writing business, you’ll […]

Shh! Please Do Not Disturb the Freelance Writer

When you live with someone else, being a freelance writer and working from home can be a nightmare. You do your best to explain that while you’re working from home, you’re still working. This seems to go in one ear and out the other. It’s one thing to be disturbed if there’s an intruder in […]

A Positive Mental Attitude is Necessary to be a Freelance Writer

According to Reggie Bennett owner of Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School in Virginia, “a positive mental attitude” is the number one priority if you want to survive in the wilderness. It’s also the number one priority for freelance writers. Without it, you won’t succeed because you’ll listen to the naysayers who say you can’t make […]

Recording Your Book is the Fastest Way to Write It

Many freelance writers and ghostwriters write their own books. Some of them will seek out publishers while others will self-publish their book. The bottom line is that you must write your book in order to get it published. What if you’re in a writing slump? What if time seems to be passing you by quicker […]

7 Steps to Collecting Freelance Writing Payments

I recently found out that a publisher I wrote for is facing a lawsuit because of a debt he owes to a printing company. Needless to say, I along with other freelance writers haven’t been paid, and I’m not sure if we’ll ever see payment. I should have known something was awry when the publisher […]