Freelance Writer, Article Writing

Being a freelance writer isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. In this section you’ll find information about advanced article writing, finding new markets, selling your work, freelance writing jobs and getting paid. You’ll learn how to turn articles into cash and living the writing life.

Freelance Success

Freelance writer Tom Harpole, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Outdoor Life and Air & Space Smithsonian, shares how he found success as a freelancer.

Tips for Landing Your Own Newspaper Column

Getting your own regular column with a newspaper today is as difficult as it is rewarding. The competition for landing these coveted spots is steadily increasing as the circulation of many dailies continues to shrink. Award-winning columnist Cynthia G. La Ferle offers advice and encouragement for writers struggling to break into this golden market.

Mix Mastery

Variety is the spice of life and the spice of your articles. Cook up sources from different people and places to please all tastes.

Dual Success

More and more print publications are producing web counterparts. How does that affect nonfiction writers? David A. Fryxell, Writer's Digest Editorial Director, provides some insight.

What is a Blog?

Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine editors to your neighbor’s teenage son, almost everyone seems to have a blog these days. But ask three people what a blog...