Monthly Archives: September 2016

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 […]

Best Free Word Processors

Best Free Word Processors Even if you are not the most computer savvy person in the world, you’ve probably used some kind of word processor before. If you’ve created any kind of document on the computer or your phone, you likely used a word processor to do it. The most well-known word processor is Microsoft […]

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. […]

What is the Best Word Processor?: Our Top Five

What is the Best Word Processor?: Our Top Five Few writers prefer the feel of pen and paper, these days, even for a first draft. There are so many word processing programs out there that make life easier, and this is true whether you’re writing for yourself or for a client. Most of these programs […]

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. […]

Best Virtual Assistant Programs

Best Virtual Assistant Programs If you’re looking for a recession proof career, consider becoming a Certified Virtual Assistant. It is one of the work from home careers that is expanding, growing, and ever changing, thanks to the ever-expanding progress of the Internet and technology. Virtual Assistants use a wide variety of skills, which makes this […]

Simplify Your Writing: A Key Writing Technique

Simplify Your Writing: A Key Writing Technique Simplicity is an underrated writing technique. The reason is that you want to communicate ideas without obstructions—making things needlessly complicated doesn’t really serve your audience well. Worse, if you can’t explain things simply, it may show a lack of understanding on your part. Writers can fall victim to […]

Creative Writing Exercises to Improve Your Writing

Creative Writing Exercises to Improve Your Writing Anyone can write, that’s a fact. But good writing is truly a craft. It’s a skill that must be practiced and honed continuously. The more you write, the easier it becomes. But there are some creative writing exercises that you can do regularly that will improve your writing […]

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 […]

Work from Home Jobs: 5 Places to Find Work Online

  Work from Home Jobs: 5 Places to Find Work Online If you’ve already made the decision to work from home or are looking to ditch your 9 to 5 job and give writing or some other kind of work a go on your own, there is good news. There are five main places that […]