Writers Worth: This Job Not That Job

Let's round out this first week of Writers Worth Month with a favorite of many readers here at Words on the Page -- the This Job Not That Job series. For those of you who are new to the blog (and welcome -- I appreciate you all), we examine some...

Writers Worth: Your Business Equation

We freelance writers may not have office mates, but we have colleagues. One of the people I rely on most for sounding off ideas, finding answers, and unending support and friendship is Cathy Miller. She's a veteran corporate communications expert,...

Writers Worth: Owning Your Value

In an online exchange recently, I noticed a writer having a difficult time convincing her client that she was worth her rate. Been there before, haven't we? And like this particular writer, we all struggle with the notion of "I'm worth your...

6 Top Freelance Writing Traits

What I'm listening to: Roadrunner by The Modern Lovers Another year, another conference under the belt. This makes 10 or so appearances at this particular conference, so there are plenty of familiar faces and names. I ran into quite a few of...

Conference Hiatus

This is my week. Every year I attend one trade show. That's where I network, connect with familiar faces, talk shop, and find new clients. My work usually starts five or six months out. I contact companies that are attending or exhibiting and I...

The Confident Freelancer

What I'm listening to: Changed the Locks by Lucinda Williams Today, let's explore confidence. Some of us are born with it in abundance (I've been known to think I can do it even if I can't demonstrate that ability all the time). Some of us could...

Kicking Freelance Writing “But”

What I'm listening to: Never Let You Go by Third Eye Blind Yesterday on a private writers' forum, I saw a post from someone I consider to be a smart, savvy writer. She was asking for help. She wants to lose her full-time gig and go 100%...

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