Mr. Roger’s once said: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
Well, The Write Life is a group of helpers, helping writers “professional or novice” whether you’re a professional freelancer, beginner, just enjoy writing, or you’re interested in “the writing life” The Write Life is there to help.
Their mission: We want your journey to be fun — and successful. To get you to that place, the place where you feel like all your efforts are finally paying off (and yes, we mean literally), we’re here to help you learn.
When I need some writing advice I turn to ” The Write Life” or one of their individual writers and since I’m still on a “quest” to find out what kind of writer I am, Here are Five Articles From The Write Life that have helped me throughout the year.
- Content Marketing and Job Hunting Tools
Flying Under The Radar: How to Use LinkedIn to Find Writing Jobs
Excerpt: With so many social media outlets available, and many of them much more popular, LinkedIn flies under the radar for freelance writers. LinkedIn is largely thought of as the professional’s social media network, but freelancers (myself included until I learned better) generally think LinkedIn is for the professional looking for full-time work only. Wrong. Not too long ago, I wouldn’t have thought of using LinkedIn to find freelance writing gigs. Now that I know better, I regularly use LinkedIn to connect with businesses looking for writers, and the leads just keep coming. Read More
2. Looking to Publish Your Experience?
19 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essays
Excerpt: To help you find the right fit, we’ve compiled a list of 20 publications that accept essay submissions, as well as tips on how to pitch the editor, who to contact and, whenever possible, how much the outlet pays. Read More
3. Writer’s Block Got You Down?
You Got This! 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
Excerpt: Most writers have faced this dreaded writing scenario from time to time: a case of writer’s block. Even the most successful and prolific writers can suffer from a lack of words at times………..But sometimes it’s good to shake up your routine a bit in order to find new creative energy. Read More
4. Full-Time or Freelance
Freelance or Full Time: Which Journalism Path is Right for You?
Excerpt: There are pros and cons to each option — but if you’re new to the world of professional writing gigs, how do you know which is right for you?If you’re new to the industry and trying to decide which path is right for you, here’s what you need to know about being a freelancer versus a staff journalist. Read More
5. Visual Learning aka Learning Through YouTube
15 of the Best YouTube Channels for Writers
We write a lot about great blogs, courses, books, etc. for writers, but there’s a whole ‘nother realm of resources we’ve never explored with you before — and it’s time we make that right. I’m talking about YouTube channels. Read More
These are just a few of my favorite articles, but there are other helpful ones so please feel free to check them out on The Write Life.
Bonus: From the writer who gave me the confidence to keep on writing, Danielle Corcione
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