I had been under the distinct impression that writing, in any form, was a humbling and poverty-inducing career choice; that one chose it from a place of deep desire, like a religious calling, and not because you could actually make a buck from it…
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When should you say goodbye?
It’s certainly not my favourite thing to do, but every now and then I follow my business mentor’s advice and think about boring things like SEO and search terms. Deep down I’m a writer, and my greatest joy is putting words on a page and sending them out to the world. Worrying about whether thoseContinue reading “When should you say goodbye?”
Stocktake on Words – 2019
I do my writing in two shifts. I create new worlds and fictional characters during those dark, shadowy hours between 4 and 6.30am, and during the bright, daylight hours between 9am and 3pm I work on my blogs and other non-fiction endeavours. I even work in different rooms on my different forms of writing –Continue reading “Stocktake on Words – 2019”
How to Market Yourself as a Writer
As a writer it is a comforting delusion that if you write well, people will simply flock to you, and fame and fortune will eventually find you. Reality is a little more brutal, especially since we are competing with over 150 million blogs plus the many hundreds of thousands of journalists around the world. TheContinue reading “How to Market Yourself as a Writer”
What’s it Like Receiving Free Stuff?
I had been writing for WeekendNotes for quite a while before I received my first freebie. I was offered a free lunch at a café in West Perth in return for a review. I was absolutely terrified, so I took my Mum as support. As you do. But you remember that saying… there’s no suchContinue reading “What’s it Like Receiving Free Stuff?”
What I Have Learned from Writing for an Online Website
Recently I published my 250th article on WeekendNotes*. It’s quite a milestone for me, so today I thought I would write about what I have learned and achieved from writing for an online review website. Some statistics: – WeekendNotes has articles published for 48 different countries with the majority of articles and writers in Australia,Continue reading “What I Have Learned from Writing for an Online Website”
The Brutal Truth About Making Money as a Writer?
Most people are too polite to ask, but it’s pretty clear after I mention to people I am a writer the second question they want to ask is “how much money do you make?” The first is usually ‘have I read anything you have written?’ which is difficult to answer because they are a completeContinue reading “The Brutal Truth About Making Money as a Writer?”