Freelance Writing Must-Reads: November 11, 2013

No time to read? Me neither… except for the good stuff.  Here are some  articles which you shouldn’t miss. Sit back, enjoy your coffee or tea, and catch up on the latest freelance writing news…

There’s a website, which will make you giggle (or sniffle, if you’re chasing slow-paying clients too), a good article on creating websites and turning them into cash, some great image editors, an article on how write funny, and an article on Twitter you shouldn’t miss, if you’re still wondering what the heck Twitter is all about.

Pay Me Please: Writers Publicly Shame Media That Owe Them Money (The Write Life).

File this in the “chickens come home to roost” folder. The memories of those clients who’ve stiffed you, particularly if they’re worldwide publishers, never leave you. I still remember several huge publications which owe me money from the 1980s.

If you’re concerned about naming and shaming, and think that these publications won’t hire you again, please tell me why that’s a bad thing.

Why Is Building A Website The Best Way To Make Money Online? (Business2Community).

Not creating your own websites? Tsk, tsk… you’re leaving lots of money on the table. Creating websites is one of my own favorite ways of making money, although I have precious little time for creating new sites these days. This article is an excellent primer on getting started.

17 Online Photo Editors to Create Beautiful Visual Quotes (Steamfeed)

Want a quick service to sell to your freelance writing clients? Consider quote images.

They take moments to create: source your quotes, create the images, send them to your clients or upload them to websites, and you’re done.

How to Write Funny Novels…And Why You Shouldn’t (Anne R. Allen)

Love humor? If you’re tempted to write humor, and are worried about one-star reviews, you’ll get them. As Anne says:

When did people decide that fictional characters are supposed to be role models? The protagonists of our culture’s earliest novels were mostly naive or deluded bumblers, from Cervantes’ Don Quixote to Fielding’s Tom Jones and Voltaire’s Candide.

Solution? Ignore reviews. Where were they when the screen was blank? ;-)

How Twitter Hijacked My Mind (NYMag)

Here’s how one writer went from Twitter-hatred to… addiction. Good read.
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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her Writing Genii website. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her Writing Genii website. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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