Freelance Writing Advice
The Horrors of Being a Ghost: Ghostwriters Share Their Tales of Nightmare Clients
Gotham Ghostwriters’ Dan Gerstein reveals how writers can spot nightmare ghostwriting clients and take steps to avoid them when seeking work.
Profit Spikes in Short Bursts of Time: Small Projects Writers Should Pursue
Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin tells how putting your energy into short writing projects can surge freelance writing income.
How to Write More in the Time You Have
The key to achieving those New Year's writing resolutions—or any writing goals, for that matter—is to make the most of the time you have. J.J. Hanna explains how to maximize your writing productivity and improve your time management.
20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less
Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each.
On Writing Immersive Nonfiction & Idea Generation with 'The Fifth Risk' Author Michael Lewis
Author Michael Lewis of The Big Short, Moneyball and his latest, The Fifth Risk, lays out his formula for generating ideas and writing immersive nonfiction in this extended Writer's Digest interview.
Expert Express: How to Find and Leverage Experts When Writing Articles
Quotes from voices of authority can lend credibility and depth when writing articles. Learn how enhance your freelance writing by incorporating expert input.
How to Sell an Essay or Article: 21 Tips for Writing a Winning Cover Letter
Wondering how to sell an essay? Writing a cover letter that's short and perfect to introduce your pages will sell a piece faster than submitting an excellent article or essay with an uninspired note.
indieLAB—a New Event for Entrepreneurial Writers
If you're an author, aspiring novelist, freelance writer or small publisher who wants to expand your readership, improve your business prospects and earn more from your writing, join us this September at indieLAB, an all-new event from Writer's Digest.
How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer
Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. Here, she shares her experiences and offers principles for achieving your writing goals.
The Lowdown on Libel: Understanding What Libel Means for Writers
When contemplating whether to pen something potentially controversial, your best defense is knowing when your work is protected and when it crosses the line. While libel laws vary from state to state, there are general principles you can rely upon.
Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment
Writing for magazines is a lot like catching a fish. It requires the right bait, understanding the conditions, finesse with timing and most of all, persistence. When it all comes together, the time and effort are worth it when you net the big one.
13 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job
In a competitive industry, it’s easy to feel like publishers hold all the power. But the truth is they need good content—and writers have a right to not be fleeced. Here are some situations when the best option just might be to walk away from that book contract or that freelance writing job.