The Write Life - RSS Feed

Helping writers create, connect and earn

Latest articles

Yes, Freelance Writers: Earning Six-Figures *Is* a Realistic Goal

When it comes to freelance writing, there is a lot of well-meaning advice out there. And for the most part, that’s a good thing.  Assuming you have an internet connection and a laptop, you have all the resources you need at your fingertips. You can learn how to pick a niche, get clients and set up your freelance writing website from the comfort of...

Worldbuilding: How to Create a Believable World for Your Fiction Characters

A lot goes into creating a fantasy world — or a world for any story, regardless of genre.  Every world needs its own distinct feel, whether it’s a microcosm of the one we already know, a distant past, a far-out future or a magical alternate world altogether. From Middle-earth, to Tatooine, to the scandalous world Bridgerton’s Regency London, it’s the...

Trello vs. Asana: Where to Manage Your Freelance Writing Projects (For Free!)

As a freelance writer, a reliable (and affordable) task management tool is a game-changer, and Trello and Asana are two of the most popular options out there. It’s easy to see why: They both offer robust free products. But which one is better? If you’re struggling to make the call, this guide breaks down the details of each platform and their strengths...

Using Images in Blog Posts: 9 Tips for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

You’re a writer and your words are important — but are they enough? Online, it’s tough to keep readers’ interest. They have lots of distractions at their fingertips, plus reading on their device is tiring. An attention-grabbing image can draw them in. If you’re writing for your own blog, finding, modifying and using images appropriately is completely...

6 Creative Ways to Name Your Fictional Characters

When you start writing your story, how long does it take you to come up with character names? Choosing the perfect name for your protagonist and antagonist can take ages, especially when you’re not sure how to start. I’ve been there. After wasting days staring at a blank computer screen, attempting to come up with names for all of my characters, I...

22 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss

Whether you’re a freelancer, a blogger, a fiction writer or anything in between, we could all use a little company on the sometimes lonely road known as the writing life. Maybe you just got your first offer to ghostwrite a book and have no idea what to charge. Maybe your characters refuse to do what you want them to do (isn’t that just like them?),...

How to Use An Ellipsis: A Breakdown of Those Three Little Dots

The ellipsis is an important punctuation mark. Sure, those three dots seem so tiny, so straightforward, and yet … Some editors may view the ellipsis as lazy — a writer’s way out of completing a sentence or connecting two thoughts. They can certainly become an overused crutch and weaken your copy, but in some cases, the ellipsis is quite important,...

This Author Sold The Movie Rights to Her Novel. Here’s How She Did It

Have you ever daydreamed about selling the film rights to something you’ve written? Would you like to learn a surefire way to make that happen? That’s what I’m here to share with you today. OK, let’s get real. If you’re skeptical of that claim you should be, because when it comes to getting published we’ve all heard an agent or another author say...

26 Parenting Blogs and Magazines That Pay Freelance Writers

The internet is full of writing opportunities, especially within the ever-popular parenting niche.  Yet it can be challenging to find parenting publications that pay. Some popular blogs are run by work-from-home moms who don’t have a budget for writers, and others simply don’t have to pay for submissions because so many contributors are willing to...

How to Create Your First Freelance Invoice, Plus an Invoice Example

For any type of business to succeed, you have to get paid. Whether you do one freelance gig a month or run a full-time writing business, you need to figure out how much your clients owe you and send them a bill. Many companies don’t even think about paying a freelancer until they have an invoice in hand. That means you need to know how to write an...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!