As with any creative profession , writers can sometimes get stuck and lose their motivation. We have all been there; staring at a blank computer screen…writing a few lines… deleting. Trying again…deleting. The hours tick away as your deadline looms closer and panic sets in. What can be done? From simple to extreme, here are some pointers you can take to get back on track:
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With the rise of digital media, it seems like every other month a newspaper folds or a magazine reduces its already tight budget. Editors are under constant pressure to continue to put out timely, exceptional work despite a much smaller team of qualified staff writers.
What a wonderful opportunity for freelance writers!
If there ever was a time to get into the good graces of overworked, highly-stressed editors — your moment has arrived. Provided, of course, you´re prepared to dazzle em’ with your professionalism and high-quality writing.
Here are a few tips to give you that edge over the competition and become an editor’s dream “go-to” writer. Read more →
Travel writers, both aspiring and experienced, are finding themselves in need of extra help to land those ever-so elusive assignments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the writing occupation is predicted to be one of the slowest growing — due in part to the strong competition for well-paying jobs.
Today’s travel writers are not only expected to be skillful at their craft, but also proficient at researching, editing and marketing to survive. Luckily, if you’re willing to put in some time to develop new skills, there are plenty of tools available to get you motivated and ready to compete with the best of them! Read more →
Next time you begin writing a query letter to send out to perspective publications, consider this scenario:
A desk cluttered with manuscripts, a computer with over 100 new emails every day, a phone that never stops ringing and deadlines that are always looming.
Welcome to a typical day in the life of a successful editor.
In much the same way that zen practices help to simplify your life, mastering ways that your query letter makes an editor’s job easier will give you an edge over the competition. Read more →