A Mega List of Resources for Writers

A Mega List of Resources for Writers

Finding Markets and Soliciting Work, Portfolio
  When I started my freelance career, I got most of my information from Writer's Digest magazine. With no money for a subscription, I borrowed copies from the public library. When the library sold back issues for $2 a bundle, I bought up several years' worth. I read those things until they were falling apart. Then, just this year, I gifted them to another budding freelancer. Beginners have a lot of questions and often don't know where to turn. They wonder things like how to charge for their work, where to look for clients, how to write query letters, how to format a blog post, and more. That is why I've put together this mega list of resources for writers.     These resources are not just my favorites. I've…
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How to Earn More Money with Your Writing

How to Earn More Money with Your Writing

Portfolio
  I'm super excited to be presenting again in January at the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. The topic for my 2018 workshop is How to Earn More Money with Your Writing. I pitched this topic to the conference coordinator because, at this particular conference, most of the writers seem to be novelists wanting to┬áleave their day jobs. Getting a novel published, and making a living as a fiction writer, takes time. In the meantime, a writer could earn money writing other things. And if you get good at it, you could make a great living.   How to Earn More Money with Your Writing When I first started freelancing, I ran into a fellow homeschool mom who I had not seen for a few years at a local festival. When…
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Does a Freelance Writer Need a Website?

Does a Freelance Writer Need a Website?

Marketing, Portfolio
  As a freelance writer, I want to be able to find folks to interview. I wrote a story about blogging for hobby farmers. I was excited about this story because I could highlight some of my favorite blogs by interviewing those blog owners as experts. But I had some trouble. Where is your contact information, Tammi? You don't have a contact tab on your site. Nor do you have your email address in your sidebar. I thought I'd leave a comment on a post and ask you to get in touch with me, but your posts don't accept comments. I Googled you, tried your Amazon page, and even tried to find you on Facebook. I know you have a farm to run, but do you want to sell your…
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