The thing is, there is endless advice on what to do with haters from a professional standpoint (I will soon voice my own thoughts on the subject), but there’s a person behind every writer’s mask. And that person needs help and guidance, too!
In my last two posts, I talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of critique groups, and also about their limitations. I’ve had bad experiences in the past that make me pretty apprehensive and bitter about them. However, they also have a unique kind of power that can really help you get ahead in professional writing. It’s all about pairing up with the right people for the right project. Here are some tips to help you do just that!
As you can probably tell, I’m not a huge fan of critiquing groups. This is only my own personal experience with them, though. When used properly, they’re an irreplaceable part of a writer’s journey to better writing. But when they’re used incorrectly, they can destroy writers from the inside, out.
When I started out, there wasn’t much out there for trustworthy online platforms to advertise my services, but now there seems to be one on every virtual corner! If you’re looking at getting involved with freelancing platforms, you’ll want to take the time to figure out what the best one is.
Out of nothing more than 26 letters, writers can create entire universes with characters and stories that will bring readers to tears. Yet despite this truly awe-inspiring talent, there are many well-intentioned people out there (many of whom may be readers themselves) who don’t appreciate this effort. Here are 3 things to say to a writer you believe in.
As much as I love words, there are just those that take up space and don’t often give you anything for it. I know that professional writers are supposed to love all words, but that’s overrated. Some words are just completely useless and leave good writers open to ridicule when used in conversation or writing.
It’s no secret that all writers love words! We work with them day-in and day-out and we’ve all got our favourites. However, it isn’t too often that any of us agree on what the best words ever are. Below are some of my favourite words that tickle me in all of my happy writer places.
As if researching, writing and editing weren’t enough to handle as a professional writer, you also have to figure out creative ways to win over the customer. With all of the competition out there, it may seem that trying to keep the customer interested is an impossible task, but you’ll be pleased to learn that it isn’t. It simply goes back to the core concept of why you’re in business in the first place: because you’re good at what you do.
If you’re looking at hiring a freelance business writer to give you some support and you want to make sure that it’s a profitable relationship on both sides, here are some behaviour tips to help you make the most out of this understated professional relationship with your content writer.
Professional content writers have rules to follow just like any other kind of professional out there. However, since quite a few are freelance business writers, they don’t have formal rules that are agreed to and apply for all customers. If you’re looking for some guidance on behaviour to protect your professional relationship with the customer, take a look at some of the most basic yeses and noes to keep everything a-okay.