Hey all, happy Monday.
If your freelance life goes anything like mine, you may field graphics requests and issues from clients, and find yourself not writing more often than you'd like. Graphics is just part of the game these days, whether I like it or not.
Lately, I've been a user of BigStockPhotos.com for stock art work. I had an issue with them over the weekend, and was just on chat with their customer service person. Well, he gave me fast, friendly, easy service, and gave me the exact solution to my problem I wanted. I'm a big fan now and want to highly recommend them to you.
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I don't know what it is about writers, but I've noticed that a good many of us are downright passionate about our respective causes. You can combine your talent with your passion by writing for the greater good. Here's how.
Interested? Be sure to check out my upcoming online class on Writing for Social Justice.
Good morning and happy Monday reader-writers!
Just a heads up that my online course "Writing for Social Justice" is closing in a couple days. I'd love to have you join us!
My lessons are concrete, simple and fun. I like to work directly with my students and provide them support and personal feedback. I deliver the bulk of the lesson via text of some sort, but I also make an accompanying video as appropriate to support the lesson. We also have discussions via email or a private forum, and I like to end my classes with a Google Hangout Q & A if possible.
Who doesn't like free stuff, reader-writers?
The Freelance Writers Den is offering a valuable teleclass that I think you should check out --- especially if you're a new writer or freelancer. It's called "Top Ten Ways Freelance Writers Get Screwed (And How To Prevent Them)." That's good stuff! You can find the link at The Freelance Writers Den.
If the headline of this blog post caught your eye, then we may have something in common.
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use my writing and communications skills to work for the common good. I've spent nearly a decade as a freelance writer, and have gradually honed my client list in that direction. In addition, I have been slowly shifting my writing business over to a communications agency focused on social justice work for the last couple months now.
Are you interested in all the ways you can use your writing to work for the common good? I'm leading an online class starting in March that will cover just that. Check out the class description and schedule here: Writing for Social Justice. Consider joining me! I teach in the same way I mentor here at About.com: informal, approachable and always offering one-on-one support.
Good morning reader/writers. Just a friendly reminder to you that I am charged with mentoring new, intermediate and aspiring freelance writers through the career. With that in mind, I just want to encourage you to email me should you have any questions or situations not covered in this site. I enjoy your emails, as they are one of the tools I use to stay current in the field and to stay apprised of what situations newer writers are running into. Thanks!
I know this makes a lot of people skeptical, but I do it just about every day. A good portion of my freelance income comes from published book reviews, and it's easily one of my favorite genres to write in.
I've taught this class on the book review market three times online, and also taught a variation of it at my local community college face to face. It's always a popular one, for obvious reasons.
Do check it out, but hurry. Tomorrow is the last day to register!
Earlier today we talked about why there is still a market available for paid book reviews. Well, here are three specific markets that prove it.
Book reviewing at its most traditional is selling reviews to paying outlets. However, there are other ways to make this a viable income stream. Check out three ways to make money as a book reviewer here.