6 Secrets for Freelance Writers to Craft Better Pitches
Editor Robert Lee Brewer shares six secrets for freelance writers to craft better pitches, inspired by a recent experience critiquing query letters from aspiring freelancers and finding some common trouble areas to avoid.
What Is an Editorial Calendar in Writing and Publishing?
In this post, we answer the question of what is an editorial calendar in writing and publishing, and we look at how writers can take advantage of this resource to find more success getting published.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is putting all your writing eggs in one basket.
Double Your Freelance Writing Income With Copywriting
Copywriting expert Robert W. Bly explains what copywriting is, the difference between copy and content writing, and how copywriting can double your freelance writing income as part of a new series on copywriting.
How Freelance Writers Are Using TikTok to Find Success
TikTok is one of the hotter social media platforms, but it's more than just BookTok. Author C. Hope Clark shares how freelance writers are using TikTok to find success.
Freelance Food Writing: How to Break Into the Industry
Food writer Deanna Martinez-Bey shares her advice on breaking into the freelance food-writing industry, including finding your niche, pitching ideas, and more.
YouTube Scripts as an Income Stream for Freelance Writers
Savvy freelance writers are constantly searching for potential income streams for their writing businesses. FundsForWriters.com founder C. Hope Clark shares how writing scripts for YouTube could be the next big opportunity.
Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer
In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.
Finding Freelance Writing Work Without Social Media
Social media can be a strong tool for writers searching for freelance opportunities and assignments, but C. Hope Clark shares a few other options available to freelancers.
4 Key Places for Writers to Find Those First Freelance Clients
C. Hope Clark, published author and founder of FundsForWriters, shares four key places for writers to find those first freelance clients and discusses why narrowing down your niche in the beginning of your career may be counterproductive.
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.