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It is my opinion that in order to become a successful freelance writer you’ve got to be a little obsessive and have a large dream. Here is what I mean. When I find a new writing opportunity or the chance to earn money, I throw myself into it totally (obsessively). I envision a large stream [...]


Put on Blinders and Keep on Writing

Sometimes you have to put on blinders to become and remain successful. Learn to selectively ignore what people, TV, radio and the newspapers are telling you. The World’s Reality All you need to do is turn on a TV a look at the front page of the newspaper to know that these are seriously challenging [...]


Community Service Announcement

“We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you a message from the blog owner” Breaking with my blogging tradition, I’d like to present this community service post. Every American citizen of voting age reading this post who is not currently a registered voter, please stop reading this and register to vote now. Visit [...]


Did Someone Move Your Freelance Writing Cheese?

If you’re a freelance writer for Demand Studios, the answer is a resounding, YES! But, that’s not a bad thing. Here’s how I look at it. Get Who Moved My Cheese and Read it You’ll have a better appreciation for this post if you’re familiar with the book Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, [...]


Writing Around the School Bus

Yes that says ‘writing’ around the school bus and not ‘riding’ around in the school bus. My daughter’s morning school bus has put a serious cramp in my morning writing time. School Bus Hiccups and Pick Ups Since this is the second week of school I thought I was through the first week’s hiccups and [...]


Very recently I had the opportunity to spend several days writing without being interrupted. No, I didn’t sit at the computer for several days straight. What I’m saying is that the kids were at camp (sleep over) and the hubby was at work and I had time to write to my heart’s content. I had [...]


Think about it for a minute. You want to make money as a freelance writer. You start looking for opportunities or you begin to send e-mails and query letters to magazine editors, you respond to writing jobs posted on the internet, you bid for writing assignments on some of the more popular bidding sites. Remember, [...]


Successful Blogging and the Mojo Factor

Yesterday I read a post on Problogger.net entitled, “Is Writing Great Content Enough to Build a Successful Blog?“ Darren Rowse, the author of the post, very appropriately lists the “right” things to do in order to have a successful blog. After listing all of the right things to do, he then lists all of the [...]


Knowing that my 100th blog post was coming up soon I started to think, “What is an appropriate post for my 100th entry?” I wanted to make a big splash. Something I could remember for years to come. Drawing a mental blank, I decided to write about 10 things I learned from my first 100 [...]


Editors are People Too (I think)

Writers, especially freelance writers, cannot be too thin skinned if you want to become a successful well-paid writer. In general, editors are there to help you and to help improve the circulation of their publication. To that end, they have to critique the articles and submissions they receive. Having said that, remember, editors are people [...]