Monthly Archives: April 2017

Freelance Insurance: Can you Insure Yourself as a Freelancer? 

We’ve had a lot of questions come in over the past few weeks about how we survive as freelance writers. We’ve heard it all. “How do you make enough money to eat?” “How does freelance insurance work?” “Do you have to pay taxes?” Well, those are actually all good questions. And we’ve covered a few […]

Free Text Editors for Mac Users

My father always told me that I could do anything if I learned to choose the right tool for the job. If you’re a writer who has been struggling to get words on the page using a word processor, a free text editor might just help you win the battle. There are a lot of […]

FocusWriter Review: A Free Text Editor

I ran across an amazing software program while researching the best free text editors for writers. I usually do all my writing in MS Word or OpenOffice, so I wasn’t at all familiar with FocusWriter when I downloaded it. Some quick research as part of my writing process revealed it is a free text editor […]

Freelance Writer Salary: How Much do Freelance Writers Make?

If you’re reading this, you’re either a beginning freelance writer or you want to become a freelance writer. But like most people entering a new field, you want to know about whether you can support yourself with a freelance writer salary. The answer is yes. You absolutely can. But it’s not going to happen overnight. […]

OmmWriter Review: Free Text Editing

If you’re a writer who has always dreamed of having a room of your own in which to write but your current situation doesn’t allow for a private writing room, Ommwriter is the next best thing. In fact, one thing many writers have in common, whether writing for their private journal, a book, or for […]

Starting a Freelance Business: What you Need to Do

Three types of people think about starting a freelance business. The first is the planner. Planners want all their ducks in a row before starting a new venture. They want to make sure that all their bases are covered, and that they’re not going to be left struggling financially in case of an emergency or […]

Best Free Text Editors for Writers

What is a Text Editor? Text editors are designed to view and edit plain text documents. Text editors typically offer minimal built-in integration features and are a scaled down version of full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE) text editors used by programmers and developers for programming and web design. Text editors are ideally fast and lightweight […]

Lulu versus CreateSpace: Best Self-Publishing Website

As a writer, when you finally finish that first manuscript, you heave a giant sigh relief. If you’re like most writers your heart along with a little blood, a lot of sweat, and yes even some tears, went into writing that book. It’s a huge accomplishment for any writer and a celebrated milestone on your […]

How to Choose Writing Software: Sorting It All Out

As a writer, there are a plethora of writing software tools available and if you’ve shopped around at all you’ve probably come away overwhelmed by the choices. One main difference is the purpose of the software. In this article, we’ll try to clarify the different types of writing software available. The categorized lists will help […]

Word Versus LaTex: Word Processing Stand-off

Those familiar with using word processing software may know that it replaced the typewriter, which in a way it certainly did. Back in the day, there were manual typewriters, and then electric typewriters replaced later by electric word processor machines and duplicating machines. But back when typewriters were more prevalent, there was also something in […]