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Introducing Freelance Writing Pros

Over the past 13 years, All Freelance Writing has published over 3000 posts. There are still about 1500 in the archives after post merges, purges, and some being split off onto other sites. But it’s still a lot of content and doesn’t even include things like the podcast and numerous tools and downloadable resources. The vast majority of that content was written with beginner freelance writers in … read more

Podcast: Risks of False Authority and Becoming an Insta-Expert (with Philippa Willitts)

In the latest All Freelance Writing Podcast, I’m joined by UK freelance journalist, Philippa Willitts. Philippa and I discuss “insta-experts” and the dangers of building a false sense of authority instead of legitimate expertise in your writing niche or industry. This is a follow-up to my previous post and podcast episode, An Open Letter on Trust, “Experts,” and Blogging. (Be forewarned, the older post contains quite … read more

Podcast: Writing Confidence & Dealing with Rejection (with Dann Alexander)

In the latest All Freelance Writing Podcast, I’m joined by fellow freelance writer and indie author, Dann Alexander. Dann and I pick up where Princess and I left off in Episode 19 on fear and confidence issues to discuss rejection and its impact on a writer’s confidence. Dann brings a unique perspective in that he has a very optimistic outlook on rejection as a writer, while being someone … read more

Podcast: Round Table Chat on the Changing Freelance Writing Industry

The All Freelance Writing Podcast returns today with a very special episode. This is the first group episode of the show. I’m joined by my “go-to gals” — Yolander Prinzel, Cathy Miller, and Lori Widmer — for a round table style discussion about the changing freelance writing industry and what they’ve learned as veterans in their field. The ladies weigh in on several things including: … read more

All Indie Writers is 10 Years Old. Help Me Celebrate All November.

Can you believe it? All Freelance Writing is 10 years old this month. Since November of 2006, I’ve been helping new writers build successful writing careers through better business and marketing practices. You may have noticed a lack of updates here recently. That’s because I’ve been busy working on some new things on the back-end. So think of today as a sort of re-launch. A … read more

Risks and Rewards When Writers Share Personal Stories Online

  In the most recent All Freelance Writing Podcast, Princess Jones stopped by again. This time we chatted about writers sharing personal information and stories online (or in books in some cases). Are there any benefits to opening up to your readers? What are the risks? And when does being open turn into oversharing? These are some of the questions Princess and I answered in Episode … read more

Ask Us Anything: Taking Questions for Next Week’s Podcast

This weekend Princess Jones and I will finish recording a podcast episode on writers sharing personal information on blogs, in books, and in social media. And we need your input! The episode will go into the benefits of opening up (such as building community), the risks (such as safety concerns), and then we’re answering a series of questions from readers and listeners. We thought this … read more