A Basic Guide to Time and Task Management

Freelance writers live and die by their time and task management skills. This is especially true of freelancers who write for sites such as Demand Studios. Demand Studios gives writers at least one great advantage. Writers don’t have to spend time marketing themselves and landing clients. They have thousands of assignments to choose from at any one time. Writers can focus on content creation rather than marketing and publicity. That is a great advantage, but there are also challenges that come along with that advantage. The key challenge is time and task management. As a writer you will be juggling … Continue reading A Basic Guide to Time and Task Management

10 Steps to a Freelance Writing Career

One of the keys to freelance writing success is finding the right market for you. Developing a writing specialty that is both enjoyable and profitable will bring you long-term success as a writer. You don’t have to limit yourself to a single market. You should find and exploit your strengths in as few or as many areas as you feel comfortable working in. Below is a ten-step plan that outlines how to find success as a freelance writer though specialization. Step One: Analyze your Strengths as a Freelance Writer Make a list of subjects that you both know about and … Continue reading 10 Steps to a Freelance Writing Career

Step One for a Great New Year of Writing: Dedicate Yourself to One Project

As a writer, it can be difficult to let things go. You always think you are going to find time to get back to that short story, novel, article, web site, poetry collection or other project. This year, vow to finish one major project. Just one. Once you complete that one project, you can consider the next. The key to accomplishing this is to let the other side projects go. Put them in the file drawer and move on. Accept that you cannot finish every project you’ve started, but finishing one of them is accomplishment enough. If you have four … Continue reading Step One for a Great New Year of Writing: Dedicate Yourself to One Project

10 Days of Character Building: Brainstorming

This is Day 6 of 10 Days of Character Building Brainstorming is a proven technique for exploring just about any idea. The process consists of quickly recording (without editing yourself) all of the options/descriptions/ideas /thoughts you have about a topic. You then sort through your items and pick the ones that work. This process can easily be applied to creating characters. Step One Get a large sheet of paper, notebook, a set of index cards or a computer application that you can use to write ideas on. Step Two Write down the information that you already know about the character. … Continue reading 10 Days of Character Building: Brainstorming