A Freelance Writing Side Hustle: 2 Vital Tips To Ensure You’re Paid

Several of our writers’ group members are attempting a freelance writing side hustle. They agreed that setting their fees and negotiating are their greatest challenges. Should they price similarly to other freelancers? Attempt to undercut them? Knowing how much to charge is confusing. You would rather not price yourself out of the market, but you … Read more

Writing Fiction And Editing: 3 Tips For Rewriting A First Draft

When you’re writing fiction it’s often suggested that you write your first draft straight through without editing. Is this good advice? We’ve discussed this at writers’ group meetings, and I was reminded of those discussions today because I’m rewriting parts of a first draft and hoping that I don’t mess it up. A book journal … Read more

Writing Fiction: Pitfalls And Tips For Naming Your Characters

Do you enjoy finding names for your characters when you’re writing fiction? Many authors don’t. Moreover, naming your characters has pitfalls. In one writers’ group meeting, an author told us about her cousin, who also writes fiction. They were chatting about character names. The cousin admitted that she’d never bothered checking her names with Google … Read more

NaNoWriMo: How Important Is Setting In Your Novel?

“Who’s doing NaNoWriMo this year?” (A question at our writers’ group meeting.) It’s that time of year again. November and NaNoWriMo loom large. Will you participate? BTW: no matter when you’re reading this, you can use these tips to improve your fiction… Whether you’re joining in or not, if you’re an author, you worry about … Read more