Query Letter Success: Freelance Tips for April 25, 2022

Query Letter Success: Freelance Tips for April 25, 2022

The Secret to Query Letter Success Query letter success happens when the editor or publication you query asks to see more. Kicking off a writing career either takes great luck, where you actually land some top paying gigs right off the bat, or some serious self-esteem, so that you embrace the mountain of rejection letters. …

How to Be Focused on Purpose: 3 Tips for Avoiding Squirrels
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How to Be Focused on Purpose: 3 Tips for Avoiding Squirrels

Becoming focused on purpose will take focus – or at least an understanding of the purpose and a willingness to walk it out. As long as you are wondering you are wandering. “What was I doing?” Most people have walked into a room and looked around and realized they have no idea why they are…

How to Understand Your Author’s Purpose: 5 Tips for Knowing the Why of Your Words

How to Understand Your Author’s Purpose: 5 Tips for Knowing the Why of Your Words

An author’s purpose helps guide the flow of words, the shaping of those words, and the location where the words are shared. When you take time to understand your unique purpose as an author then you’ll be positioned to make the most of the words you create. When I started writing, I know I wanted…

Tips for Crafting Blog Posts When Words Are Stuck

Tips for Crafting Blog Posts When Words Are Stuck

Crafting blog posts that inform, entertain, and engage – hopefully, all three at the same time – can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. When you are bombarded with negatives from every direction, it’s hard to craft words that offer a glimmer of encouragement. Whether you are a new blogger or an experienced…

Third Step to Writing Success Means Business

Third Step to Writing Success Means Business

Building your writing success requires a plan. If you want your writing to be a business then you have to treat your writing like a business. “What’s the most important thing about building a freelance career?” That question gets asked at all conferences where freelancing is addressed. The best answer ever given is as simple…