Category Archives: Opinions and Reviews

Our Opinions and Reviews section covers writing software, reviews of platforms, and opinions on the best software for writers and authors.

This section also covers new book releases such as The Online Writer’s Companion by P.J. Aitken. This book has been described as a “Bible for Freelancers” by the Huffington Post, and it was written by our very own PJ Aitken. Aitken admits to not having as much time as he would like to work on this site, which is why he has left us in charge. But he still oversees all of the work, he still provides edits and suggestions here and there, and he also drops in to write the occasion article.

It’s not all about P. J. Aitken though. He may be the founder of Freelance With Us, but he’s far from the only contributor. In fact, there are over a dozen people working on the FWU site, making sure sections like Opinions and Review continue to work and that they continue to produce content you want to read.

Copywriting Jobs: What is Copywriting?

Looking for some copywriting jobs? Look no further. As an experienced freelancer, this is an area I regularly work in and one that I have plenty of experience in. Even though you may not be familiar with the term “copywriting” you have no doubt at some point seen the end results of a copywriter’s work. Copywriting […]

Taking a Break from Writing: A Crucial How-To

Taking a Break from Writing If there’s one thing that’s most neglected, it tends to be the most obvious. Writing isn’t a physically-demanding occupation but it can be draining. While there may be guides on how to write a novel or ways to NOT make money as a writer, there’s relatively little on taking a break […]

Best Creative Writing Courses

Best Creative Writing Courses Creative writing is the art of writing with the intent to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions, rather than writing for academic or technical purposes. Creative writing can help you to share your experiences with others in a way that is entertaining, inspiring, or reflective. If you want to write personal essays, […]

Best Books for Writers

Best Books for Writers If you stop learning, then you stop growing, you stop improving, and your writing grows stale very quickly. A good way to keep learning is to arm yourself with tried and true resources that are easily accessible. The Online Writer’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Earning Your Living as a Freelancer […]

Podcasts on Writing: The Best Writing Podcasts

Podcasts on Writing: The Best Writing-Related Podcasts Finding time to sit down and read can be difficult. Of course, any freelance writer will recognize the irony in this—the written word is our job, after all. But in all honesty, sometimes it’s easier to take in new information via podcasts, and in particular, podcasts on writing. […]

US Literary Agents: The Why, How and Where

  US Literary Agents: The Why, How and Where While self-publishing is a perfectly valid way for writers to have their work read, there are a number of upfront costs and time-commitments that make can it prohibitive for many writers. Often, the cost of printing small runs of books drives up the cost per unit. […]

When to Break the Rules of Writing

When to Break the Rules of Writing “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa, composer/musician As a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction, my work is governed by the rules and conventions that were instilled from schooling, professional experience, and reading other works. I’m paid to convey ideas and stir […]

Do I Need an Agent To Publish my Book?

Do I need an agent? This was a question I asked myself for many years, and one that took me over a decade to answer with certainty. I was a struggling writer for nearly ten years and I was frustrated with many of the agents I encountered in that time. I was a successful self-published […]

Fringe Benefits for Freelance Writers

fringe ben·e·fit noun Definition: an extra benefit supplementing an employee’s salary, for example, a company car, subsidized meals, health insurance, etc. synonyms: extra, added extra, additional benefit, privilege, bonus; There are a number of bonuses that comes with a writer’s career. Even to this day, getting paid for writing seems like magic—it’s soooo easy, isn’t it? However, money isn’t […]

Freelance Writing Jobs: Upwork versus Freelancer

If you are in the writing industry and are looking to find some freelance work, there are many options out there for you. One of the quickest way to find clients and get hired is to use a third party website designed to bring clients needing work together with freelancers who have the skills to […]