Freelance Writing

What to Do if You Hate Writing Queries

Feb 24th, 2017 | By
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Most professional writers get really good at writing winning query letters. They may or may not actually enjoy this type of writing, but they accept it as just part of the writer’s job. Still, query writing is the one thing that keeps so many other writers from moving ahead quickly

Write What You’re Passionate about in 2017!

Dec 31st, 2016 | By

Do you love turning things like your family’s recent trip to the beach into an essay, short story or even a tips article? Then personal experience writing is probably a great career choice for you. In fact, you can create your own personal brand with this type of writing. Think

Become a Fearless Freelance Writer

Aug 9th, 2016 | By
fearless freelance writing

Fearless Writing As a writing coach, I meet people all the time who want to become freelance writers, but they let fear keep them from starting or expanding a writing career. The truth is, the freelance writing life just isn’t right for most people. At least not traditional freelance writing,

Strive for Excellence

May 2nd, 2016 | By
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by Irene S. Roth We all live in a world where mediocrity is celebrated and even encouraged. And this same view pervades a writer’s life as well. As a writer, you are encouraged to write quickly and not follow your dreams or slow down long enough to discover what your

The #1 Reason Many Writers Fail

Jan 30th, 2016 | By
the #1 reason many writers fail

I have many new coaching clients this year and I’m excited to be working with each of them. I know that if they will take the steps we’ve created together in their individual action plans they will be successful. But here’s something interesting that I’ve learned from coaching writers for

Writing Strategy – Embrace Yours

Jan 12th, 2016 | By
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by Claudette J. Young Each of us has a unique way of thinking. And the way we think or reason determines how we approach the world and what kind of writing strategy we use. Three Types of Reasoning Influence the Majority of Writers Inductive reasoning begins with source material or

Be the Seamstress of Your Articles and Essays

Dec 16th, 2015 | By
articles and essays

by Claudette J. Young You have all the material you need. It’s been floating around in your head for a while now. All you need is the proper pattern in which to mold it. After all, articles and essays have the same components of a basic men’s shirt. Major Components

Flash Fiction – Fast and Furious

Nov 16th, 2015 | By
flash fiction

by Claudette J. Young The past five years have seen a rise in the number of venues accepting Flash Fiction as a short story form. For those who’ve never written these gems, the concept seems both impertinent and difficult. An average story consists of a beginning, middle and end/conclusion. It

6 Steps for Reducing Email Frenzy

Oct 24th, 2015 | By
reducing email frenzy

by Claudette J. Young Email remains a daily chore. Often, a blizzard of unwanted or solicitation email sweeps in between midnight and when you wake. Now, you have to deal with it. Spam filters catch most of the unwanted mail. The ones that can be troublesome are as likely to

Considerations for Freelance Monetary Health

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By
Freelance Monetary Health

by Claudette J. Young You’ve chosen to be a freelance writer and now – whether your freelance career is part or full-time – there are considerations to take into account for your financial health. • Writers are entrepreneurs Before you get all excited about how much money you’re going to

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