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Why I Don't Transcribe Interviews and You Don't Have to Either

I’ve never claimed to have access to any mind-blowing secrets that are going to make you rich as a freelance writer. In fact, I have a tendency to put my guard up when I hear anyone make such a claim; even if they’ve turned their job writing from home into a multimillion dollar gig. 1,171 more words

The Diamond Method: A Simple Approach to Structuring a Great Article

Writers are strategists. A well-written story looks deceptively simple but actually requires a great deal of planning.

One of my favorite ways to approach the structure of an article is the Diamond Method. 937 more words


Fun With Idioms


The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.  When there is  a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting ink.  602 more words

The Online Writer Sweatshops

Being a streetwise “done that and bought the T-shirt” kind of guy, I thought I had seen and heard it all. I figured long ago that there was nothing that could shock me anymore. 513 more words


The Simplest Thing Most Writers Are Too Scared To Do

A lot of freelance writers have asked me how I get assignments. The answer is simple, but it’s admittedly scary: Just ask.

As a writer, we fall in love with our words. 415 more words


Three Kid-Friendly Wi-Fi Spots for Freelancers

Ah, summer: three blissful months of sunshine, sprinklers, and snow cones.

Or, if you’re a freelance writer with children at home: three desperate months of intermittent work while one child screams from a headlock by his brother. 301 more words


Freelancers say farewell to Broadway Brewery and question CFF existance

The Columbia Freelance Forum will meet for the last time at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Broadway Brewery on Broadway in Columbia, Missouri. 138 more words