mentoring

The Secret Behind Every Successful Writer

Freelance writer and her team

When I first got into writing, I imagined I’d be living alone in some tiny apartment above a little boutique in some rundown alley, scribbling and starving.

My life didn’t work out remotely like that. Instead, I’m a mom of three and married 30+ years! (Yes, thanks, I was a child bride.) And instead of writing alone in a garret somewhere, I wrote for editors at a string of publications, and later for businesses.

My point is, every successful writer I know has many people standing behind them — family members, personal friends, writer friends, editors, mentors, and more. If you’re a blogger, most of need tech helpers, too.

As we wind to the end of the year, I want to take a moment to recognize all the people who stand behind me, and who’ve helped me be a successful freelance writer and online entrepreneur.

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Why You’re Not Having Any Luck Finding Freelance Gigs

Are you having trouble getting hired as a freelance writer? I hear from a lot of writers in that boat. A frequent complaint: “I’ve been applying for writing jobs everywhere…but no luck!” Well, here’s the thing. I don’t believe there’s

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How Young Freelance Writers Are Killing Their Chances

When you write an article, I bet you spend some time polishing it up. But what about when you’re sending a reach-out to a mentor, or a query letter to an editor? Some writers seem to think the same standards

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The Advice I Wish I’d Had as a New Freelance Writer

Do you know what you’re looking at over there on the right? It’s a brand-new freelance writer looking at one of her very first clips. On Thursdays, when the L.A. Reader came out, she would pack her new baby into

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How One Freelance Writer Got $1000s in New Projects…By Asking for Help

By Ben Gran I’ve been a full-time freelance writer for almost two years, and last year I made more money than I’ve ever made in my life, primarily through Elance. Yes, it is possible to find great freelance writing projects

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A Poll For New Writers — Take It, AND Take $50 Off My Mentoring Service!

Today we take a break from straightforward advice here on MALW to throw out a question: What do you want to know?

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