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What to Do When You Don’t Hear Back from Your Pitch

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May 1, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A lot of my freelance writing course students ask me what to do when they don’t hear back from an editor on a pitch they sent. They wonder if the editor ever received it, if it went to spam, if the editor hated the idea and that’s why they didn’t respond, or a number of… Read More

Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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April 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I had a freelance coaching client admit to me recently that she was feeling stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas. Whether you’re a professional writer like I am, or, simply have had to write a paper for college, we’ve all experienced that pressure of a blinking cursor on a blank… Read More

How Much Time Should Freelance Writers Spend Researching Articles?

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January 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I received this freelance writing question on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) I hosted on AMAFeed.com. Question: How would you go about researching a new piece of content? How long would it take in most cases? My response: It depends on what the freelance assignment is and who it’s for. If I’ve been assigned an article… Read More

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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January 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course. Learn more about the Freelance Writing Online Course here.) You’ve got your idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your pitch goes… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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December 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what their weekends… Read More

Freelance Writing: What I’m Grateful For

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November 22, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, freelance writers! I hope you have a nice holiday planned ahead with your family and/or friends. I thought I’d share a few things I’m grateful for as a full-time freelance writer. (In no particular order.) Strong wifi signals Fresh, hot coffee in the morning Having time to be on assignment and write travel… Read More



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