Call for Submissions: 2019 Writer’s Market

Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on November 26, 2017, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2019 Writer’s Market. I’ll start making assignments sometime that next week. What I Like So, what do I … More »

How to Define Your Target Audience for Writers

Whether you’re trying to sell food or books, there are few skills more important than knowing how to define your target audience. It’s equally important for fiction and nonfiction–and even poetry, for that matter. In this post, I’m going to … More »

8 Essential Elements for Writer Websites

When it comes to finding success as a writer, there are few elements (outside the actual writing, of course) more important than a website. This post shares eight essential elements for writer websites to find more success. #1: About Page … More »

The 3 C’s of Blogging for Writers

Listen to the Writer’s Market Podcast series. Each free episode includes a “Three Things” segment focused on helping writers find success with their writing. This one looks at the three C’s of blogging for writers. (Click here to check out … More »

3 Things on Writing Contests

Listen to the Writer’s Market Podcast series. Each free episode includes a “Three Things” segment focused on helping writers find success with their writing. This one looks at three things on writing contests. (Click here to check out the podcast … More »

2016 Writer’s Digest Conference Recap

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d be speaking at the annual Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City in a post that included some tips for attending writing conferences. I have to say it was a whirlwind type … More »

The Importance of Being Different for Writers

Being different can sometimes be a liability–something that sets a person apart from others and may even result in ridicule or exclusion. However, being different or unique is really a strength for most freelance writers. Being Different in Where to … More »