How to Convert Old or Uncommon File Types

How to Convert Old or Uncommon File Types

As a working freelancer, exchanging documents and files with clients is a big part of the job. If you’re a writer, you’ve probably dealt with plain text documents, Rich Text Format (RTF) files, Google Documents, Microsoft Word files, and PDFs; if you’re a graphic...
5 Best Productivity Apps for Writers

5 Best Productivity Apps for Writers

When I get asked what I do for a living, I tell people I’m a freelance writer. People who aren’t writers usually respond with something to the effect of “Neato!” and ask a bit about a job they’ve heard of but don’t know much about. The most common response from...
7-Step InDesign Tutorial for Book Layouts

7-Step InDesign Tutorial for Book Layouts

While the cover of a book may get all the glory, the interior layout is equally (if not more) important than cover design. After all, the pages are what readers experience as they read the book. This tutorial will give you the basic tools you need to start formatting...
Authors: Is an MFA Right for You?

Authors: Is an MFA Right for You?

I graduated university with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing, along with a minor in English, in May of 2016. When I returned home, the people I talked to—primarily friends of my parents—were roundly happy that I graduated, but didn’t seem...
10 Great Proofreading Tools and Software Programs

10 Great Proofreading Tools and Software Programs

While there’s no replacement for a real live editor with a sharp eye, proofreading software can be a great first line of defense against common grammar and spelling errors. Whether you’re writing blog posts, news articles, novels, or just...
3 Ways to Submit Your Screenplay

3 Ways to Submit Your Screenplay

Getting your screenplay read by Hollywood execs can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. But submitting your screenplay to the right places can exponentially increase the chances of the right person reading your script—and offering you a movie deal. Submitting Your...