Writers’ Resources

  • Why I Switched to Scrivener for Blogging

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 22, 2014
    A while back I mentioned that I was giving Scrivener a try. My hope was to use that writing software during last year’s NaNoWriMo instead of a standard word processor. That didn’t happen. I was still uncomfortable with the software at the time, and I worried it would slow me down. I’m still a Scrivener beginner by a long shot, […]
  • Free Target Market Worksheet for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 6, 2014
    Have you ever struggled to pinpoint the target market for your freelance writing services? If so, I have a free tool that might help. I decided to overhaul my old target market worksheet, previously only available to those who purchased my Web Writer's Guide e-book which is no longer available. I'm releasing the updated version as a freebie. You'll be able to […]
  • Weekend Resources: Freebies for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 22, 2014
    I usually try to post a collection of articles on a chosen topic to close out our weeks here. This week I want to do something different. Rather than featuring blog posts and other reading material, I'd like to share resources -- free ones at that. Below you'll find a collection of free resources for freelance writers. These tools, templates, […]
  • 101 Resources for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 4, 2014
    Are you interested in starting a freelance writing career? Trying to figure out where to start can be one of the biggest challenges aspiring freelance writers face. To help point you in the right direction, I've put together a list of resources for freelance writers -- tools to help you get started, build a network, learn from freelance writing colleagues, […]
  • Holiday Deals for Writers (Plus 5 New Limited Time Freebies!)

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 18, 2013
    Before I head out for my holiday break tomorrow afternoon, I wanted to announce a couple of special offers for writers. These two deals will be available from today until the morning of December 26th. You can also find links to some freebies for writers, including several tools and worksheets previously only available in my now-discontinued Web Writer's Guide e-book. For […]
  • Still Need a Word Count Tracker for NaNoWriMo? We Have 2 You Can Try

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 5, 2013
    This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo. And so far, things are going well. I set up my writing schedule so I would work harder in the beginning of the month and be able to cut back on my word count goals toward the end of the month around Thanksgiving. My two highest word count days (not counting blogging and […]
  • 4 Tools for Freelance Writers (You Might Not Have Heard Of)

    By Guest on April 4, 2013
    By Jennifer Dunn Being a freelancer is tough enough without having to worry about every single detail in your life. You would think with all the apps available you could find something to handle all the nitpicky stuff you hate to do. Well, all your dreams have come true! With the following tools you should be able to increase the […]
  • 5 Android Apps for Indie Publishers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 2, 2013
    Inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime for a writer. So I look for ways to take my work with me. I also look for ways to work more productively given that I balance writing books, publishing dozens of websites and blogs, and writing for clients. Lately my best tool on both of these fronts has been my Android phone. You […]
  • 10 Android Apps for Writers and Bloggers

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 30, 2013
    My hubby recently decided that we should upgrade our phones, and we both went the Android route. I've spent a good bit of time setting things up for both personal and business use, and in the process I've come across some great apps that should improve my productivity. Here are five of my favorite Android apps so far (all free) […]
  • Book Review: The Freelancer's Bible

    By LaToya Irby on January 28, 2013
    You may have heard of Freelancers Union, a nonprofit organization for freelancers, contractors, and independent workers. Sara Horowitz, who founded Freelancers Union, has released a comprehensive guide to freelancing – The Freelance Bible - that's everything the title suggests. Sara’s accolades includes being named a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” fellow and one of Forbes’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs. Packed With Information As […]