Invoice Template for Freelance Writers
If you're a freelance writer who is able to secure assignments, an essential tool you'll need is an invoice. In this post, Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer shares a very basic and easy invoice template for freelance writers to get the job done (and get paid).
8 Freelancing Writing Tips for Regional Publications
In this article from our April 2020 issue, Kristy Stevenson offers 8 tips for building your freelance writing portfolio by getting local and regional gigs.
Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine
In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine.
Do Writers Need to Go to College?
Do writers need to go to college to be writers? If so, should they major in English, communications, journalism, creative writing, or some other discipline? And if not, what kind of education should writers pursue? We dive into these questions here.
How Much Should Writers Charge Per Word or Per Project?
How much should writers charge per word or per project? How can they figure out the correct rates to charge clients? We look at these questions here.
How and When Should Writers Use a Pen Name or Pseudonym?
When should writers use a pen name or pseudonym? If they decide to adopt one, how should writers use a pen name or pseudonym? We dive into these questions here.
Building Your Freelance Writing Career: Just Say Yes
In this WD article from Nov/Dec 2016, Jeff Somers shares the best way to advance your freelance writing career: Just Say Yes. His advice still stands.
When and How Should Writers Negotiate Better Terms?
When and how should writers negotiate better terms? We look at when it's appropriate for writers to negotiate and how they should do it.
7 Thoughts on Conducting Interviews From Terry Gross, Host of NPR's "Fresh Air"
Here are 7 thoughts on conducting interviews from Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air" show, from the February 2008 issue of Writer's Digest.
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.
The Identity List: How to Catalog Your Written Work to Get More Freelance Writing Projects
By keeping a catalog of published pieces, freelancers can leverage future success when querying editors. Kimberly A. Edwards offers methods for organizing and structuring your list to get more freelance writing projects.
What Magazine Editors Want (& Don't Want)
What are editors' pet peeves? What can you do to get more and more assignments tossed your way by editors? Do editors expect you to know SEO? (Do you know what SEO means?) I was honored to be interviewed by Laura Pepper Wu, editor of The Write Life magazine, where we discussed many important topics that relate to freelance writers. It's a lot of great info packed into a relatively short conversation, so it's worth checking out (not to mention I look incredibly dashing in my bright blue headphones). Here's the clip.
8 Strategies to Build Your Freelance Writing Career
BY ROGER MORRIS Use these 8 strategies to turn occasional assignments into steady paychecks.
Copywriting: A Crash Course for Writers Looking to Break In
The market for freelance copywriting is bigger than ever—and so is the potential to break in. Put your writing skills to work on the side, and you might just hit the jackpot. Athena Schultz shares how.