I hate when people start their blog posts with I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, but… I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Experienced freelancers can tell when a prospective client doesn’t understand how the market works. I’ve had a couple of nightmare clients in the decade I’ve been doing this, and they all had one thing in common: they thought they understood what hiring a freelancer meant, and they really, really didn’t. Whether you’re looking to hire someone for the very first time, or having a hard time retaining experienced contractors, let me tell you how to be a client freelancers want to work with.Continue reading
So you’ve joined a writing group and now you’re ready to workshop a story with your peers. You read your story-swapping partner’s piece and… now what? Never fear. I have nine tips for writing fiction critiques that will make other authors love workshopping with you.Continue reading
So you want to write a novel — now what? Well, unless you plan to pull 100,000-plus words from where the sun don’t shine, you’re going to want to do a bit of plotting before you begin. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how to plot your novel, but I’ve picked out five methods you can use to find success as a writer — whatever that means to you.Continue reading
Want to see your new venture covered on the biggest, most relevant websites and reap all the business benefits thereof? Knowing how to write a press release that will get your project the attention it deserves can mean the difference between earning widespread coverage and languishing in the social media void.