In Jan. 2020, I leaped into full-time freelance writing. Two months later, the pandemic shut everything down, including my clients.
But I made it through and now have a thriving business. Along with writing for clients and working on a book, I publish pieces on Medium about writing and freelancing.
Self-employed writers are like snowflakes: No two are the same.
What works for me may not work for you. There are many types of self-employed writers, such as freelance journalists, novelists, business bloggers.
And each writer’s interests, preferences, work experience, network, and lifestyle varies. …
“I realize the gift of being ‘the other.’ It has given me the ability to see into worlds, look at stories and find connection where someone else might not be able to.” — Pearl Marvell
Business blogging has been around a while, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost its power as a marketing and sales tool.
For one thing, a regularly updated blog lets potential customers who come to your website know you’re a vibrant, functioning company. And business blogging can boost your bottom line.
November 2021 is stuffed with social media holidays that content marketers can use to connect with online audiences.
Yes, there’s Thanksgiving and its progeny: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. But November is about more than Turkey Day.
Below are four November 2021 social media holidays…
Reading books about the Salem witch trials is one of the best ways to learn about and feel the chill of one of American history’s most haunting chapters.
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692…
“My hack is about making you better prepared for these sprints, and it’s a super simple thing we all do in our daily lives.” — Chloe Alice Balkin
With Halloween creeping nearer, now is a terrifyingly perfect time to enjoy a scary book or two.
Below are seven scary novels that will frighten and thrill you. From ghosts to vampires, murders, and more, these books pack a horrifying punch.
If you want to delight in the season of…
“I can’t change the writing I’ve done; all I can do is learn from it and be better next time. But these five tips guide my writing in some shape or form, and maybe someone else can learn from them too.” — Fleurine Tideman
Arundhati Roy started in screenplays, but it’s for her novel, The God of Small Things, that Roy’s best known.
The book, which came out in 1997, netted Roy that year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction. …