Category Archives: Advice for Authors

Our Advice for Authors section can help you whether you are just starting out as an author or you’ve already established yourself. All of the Freelance With Us writers try and contribute to this section on occasion. These include authors like Thomas Senkus, who has written on countless subjects both as a self-published author and a ghostwriter; and full-time freelancer Megan Stewart.

PJ Aitken, author of The Online Writer’s Companion and owner of Freelance With Us, also contributes to the Advice for Authors section where possible. P. J. Aitken writes under several names and has published both fiction and non-fiction, covering everything from horror and comedy to reference and business. His books have sold in excess of 500,000 copies around the world and he also works as a part-time freelance writer.

So, to see what PJ, Megan, Thomas and the many other FWU writers have to say on this subject, stick with our Advice for Authors section. If you can’t quite find what you are looking for her then be sure to check with our other categories.

Publishers That Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts

So you’ve revised and edited your manuscript—your book is finally done. What now? Most ambitious authors tend to go two ways: self-publishing or traditional publishing.  While we’ve covered self-publishing before, those that prefer seeking out a publisher to distribute their work may soon hit a roadblock: Most traditional publishers won’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. This basically means […]

5 Ways to Get Your Freelance Writing Career Moving

What makes a person a writer? Twenty years ago writing was a bit of a niche profession. Publishing came with a very specific set of rules involving an agent, an editor, and usually a lot of paid postage. In many ways writers today are lucky. I remember listening to an interview with Anne Rice one […]

Creating Writing Groups: Improve Your Craft

No matter what kind of writing you do, you will quickly discover that the life of a full-time writer can be somewhat lonely. Don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing more satisfying than the day you say goodbye to the rat race. That is, until the loneliness sets in. You may have hated your job, it […]

Five Tips to Get Facebook Likes

If you want to know how to get Facebook likes for your page, then this short guide should be able to help. We have covered a lot of marketing topics here on FreelanceWithUs, and Facebook has cropped up in many of them. There is a reason for that, and that’s because our own P.J. Aitken […]

Stop Buying Facebook Likes: Why It’s a Bad Idea

I had to check myself to stop this article from turning into a rant on why legitimate businesses need to stop buying Facebook likes. I’ve worked on many Facebook pages in my time as a freelancer, and I get a flourish of questions form my clients relating to this. There are many reasons this is […]

Creative Writing Classes: Improve Your Craft

There are two things you must do if you want to become a successful writer: you need to write regularly and you need to be willing to work to improve your craft. Writing is not something that you can perfect in a week, a year or even ten years. You must continually push yourself outside […]