Looking for writing tips? Here you go: the Best Advice From Ten Years Of Fab Freelance Writing Blog — sort of. There’s a huge amount of content on this blog — it’s been ten years after all. 2006 seems a long way in the past. So choosing just ten posts was challenging.
Writing tips you can use today, and tomorrow
Finally I decided to go with what was happening NOW — the posts which I thought would be most useful to writers who want to make money going forward.
You’ll find ten posts on:
- Writing fiction — every writer I know seems to be trying his hand at fiction these days.
- Writing processes and writing to sell. In my own writing career, it took me a good 20 years to develop writing processes which work for me. I had to stop fighting myself, and my top-of-mind ideas, and RELAX. Sooner or later most writers discover that it’s easiest to trust yourself, and allow yourself to write. (More on that in a moment.)
- Marketing — a perennial challenge for commercial writers.
- Pricing your services and products (books etc), and time management.
Each of the above topics could have entire books written about them, of course, and I hope you find at least one nugget of advice which makes your life easier. 🙂
A word on EASE… All you need write well is to start writing.
Go with the flow: just begin
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If you want to sell your writing, be productive, and have fun with writing, so that you love what you do, there’s only one rule… RELAX.
Your creativity comes from your creative self, which is completely separate from your everyday self. It’s non-verbal, and you can’t control it. That’s quite a challenge.
You want to write well — but you can’t force it
You need to let go, accept, and begin:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too.”
(The above quote is usually attributed to Goethe, but it turns out that he didn’t write it.)
In summary… Begin. Every day, every writing session. Begin. Once you begin, your creative self (your muse, if you like), wakes up.
As I’ve said, it took me a good 20 years to make my peace with that aspect of writing — the part of writing that’s art, rather than craft.
Let’s hope that it doesn’t take you anywhere near as long. 🙂
Here’s the link to the Best Advice From Ten Years Of Fab Freelance Writing Blog again; enjoy.