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Advice for young writers

Writing Advice: 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Figuring out how to be a writer isn’t easy. Here’s what you can learn from one writer’s experience.

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Freelancers take a Vacation

Freelance Writers Need Vacations, Too. Here’s How to Take One

Freelance writers need vacations, too. Here’s how to take time off without damaging your business.

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Live a life worth writing about

5 Ways to Start Living an Awesome Life Worth Writing About

Need a little writing inspiration? Here’s how to cultivate it in your everyday life.

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Twitter Marketing Strategy

Twitter Marketing Strategy: How Much Book Promotion is Too Much?

Saying “buy my book!” every day gets old quickly. Here’s how to better engage your readers and share your work.

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Working on the Road

Nora Dunn’s Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom: Review

Become location independent.

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Woman conducting phone interview

Conduct Better Phone Interviews: 5 Strategies for Freelance Writers

Don’t be afraid of phone interviews. Use these techniques to ask better questions and write better stories.

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Pomodoro technique

How to Use the Pomodoro Technique as a Freelance Writer

Wondering how to be more productive as a freelance writer? Give the Pomodoro Technique a try.

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How to Become a Writer as a Second Career

How to Become a Writer as a Second Career

Present your previous career experience as a strength, not a drawback, when applying for writing jobs. Here’s how to do it.

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Writing retreat

Choosing a Writing Retreat? Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags

Writing retreats are not all created equal. Before you sign up, check for these signs of a less-than-ideal experience.

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Free writing contests

27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

Don’t be taken in by scammy writing contests. Here are some fee-free options for your prose and poetry.

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