Being Your Own Publicist

I've been reading The Wealthy Writer by Michael Meanwell, and really love the book (probably because it's written by a writer with a PR background, which is my own primary focus). I love the way he dives into PR for writers (something not enough freelance writing...

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What Makes a Professional Writer?

I came across a blog post by Denise (of the SFC) asking what people consider when determining the difference between a "professional" writer and just an amateur or hobby writer. I hear this question a lot, especially from people who try to say you can't determine what...

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Six Figure Challenge Intro

Welcome to, the official blog for the Six Figure Writing Challenge, where five freelance writers will work together during 2007 in an effort to earn six figure incomes from their writing. Will we make it? Who knows? But we're going to try, and...

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Magazine Editor Contacts

I just stumbled across a rather nifty resource (both from a writer's perspective and a PR pro's perspective) which is a database of magazine mastheads (contact name, phone numbers, email address, etc.). The tool is great for things from knowing who to pitch a press...

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January Plans – Jenn

I've been working out my monthly plan for my freelance and creative writing for January, and I figured it might be worth posting about, partly to give readers a better understanding of what I'm doing individually, and partly because I'll be more likely to stick to my...

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2007 Action Plan – Jenn

With the official launch date of the Six Figure Challenge only days away, it's about time we started sharing some of our goals, plans, and strategies for our freelance writing careers in 2007. Each of us will be taking our own, individual, approaches towards six...

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How to Avoid Freelance Job Scams

We've all seen them, and we've all secretly been tempted to try them. You know ... those ads for work from home freelance jobs that promise you can make $1000-2000 a week working part-time. Don't fall sucker to ads that promise the world. I'm going to expose some...

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Writers: Network for Referrals

One of the most important things you can do as a freelance writer (whether you work predominantly online or off) is networking with other writers. Many of the best freelance writing gigs are never published, but can be passed along by writers in your network who have...

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