When you write for yourself, it is tempting to overlook falling short of your goals. You don’t risk being chewed out by a supervisor or letting down a team, and no one has to know you haven’t produced as much content as you were planning.
The flexibility that comes from being your own boss is freeing and might be a major reason why you chose this path to begin with. But if you take too much advantage of this freedom, you will begin to suffer from a lack of production, leading to a lack of income—which, ironically, restricts your freedom.Continue reading
Before now, you struggled to make enough money to pay your bills as a new writer, but with time, persistence, and hard work, you managed to drag yourself out of that phase.
Now you want to do a lot more than just pay bills.
You need to increase your current revenue so you can put money aside as savings on a regular basis. You’d also like to give yourself and your family a few treats from time to time, without having panic attacks.
Not to mention, you also want to be able to afford that vacation you’ve been dreaming of so you can travel to exotic locations around the world.
Bottom line, you want to bring in more income as a professional writer and make a living from your writing, but you’re not sure if it’s possible or how it can be done.
Want to hear the good news? It’s possible!Continue reading
If you have the ability to imagine something useful or interesting or generate ideas, then you are creative. Putting all these ideas down on paper is creative writing.
Creative writing is any form of writing that focuses less on journalistic, academic, technical, or professional forms of literature, but more on expressing ideas, thoughts, and emotions in an imaginative way. It is the bedrock of the world of entertainment and the media.
Unfortunately, most creative thinkers don’t become writers. They either feel they’re too busy, don’t have the opportunity, or have some other factor in their lives that hinders them from writing.
In this post, I’ll show you what to look out for—the obstacles that can get in the way of developing and nurturing your creative writing.Continue reading
You’ve got an hour and you’re going to use it. You could write a whole book chapter, finish that report, get a blog post up, maybe conquer the world! The possibilities are endless.
So, you open up your word processor.
Suddenly, the hour is over. You swear you just blinked, but the clock doesn’t lie. And that word count? It’s not exactly worthy of bragging rights.
If you’re like many people, you need to learn how to write faster, which really means that you need to write smarter. When you’re a blogger, time is money. You can’t post once or twice a week if you spend three days fighting with the same post.Continue reading