Freelance writing tips
Pat Olsen discusses first-person profiles, stories written as if the writer is the person they’re writing about.
You paid big bucks to attend a writers conference. Here’s how to make sure you get your money’s worth.
A story is only as good as the research that goes into it. Here’s how to get better at digging up data, without adding a lot of extra time.
Advice for launching a freelance writing career, including tips on querying, interviews, writing, copyediting, and working with editors.
Four simple methods for figuring out what to charge for a writing project.
Writing advice from Barbara Kingsolver, tips for spotting trends, working through Superstorm Sandy, and more.
If you can identify changes in how people behave or how the world works, you can turn them into story ideas, and have editors begging to work with you.
Tried and true strategies for getting deadbeat clients to pay up.
Top freelance writing posts from the past 30 days include tips on word counts, blogging rates, promoting your business, using mind mapping and more.
The story behind my first ever piece for the Wall Street Journal, which appears today, and some takeaways from the experience.