Clip It: How To Build a Professional Writing Portfolio

Clip It: How To Build a Professional Writing Portfolio

Becoming a freelance writer offers a lot of opportunities: you can set your own hours, work on projects that fascinate you, and help people learn and grow through your articles. But it can also be kind of tough—there’s a lot of writers out there, so how do you break...
How Advances and Royalties Really Work

How Advances and Royalties Really Work

Six-figure advance! Huge deal for new series by beloved bestselling author! Novel by new author goes for crazy amount at auction! Industry headlines scream about how much traditionally published authors can make—massive advances, bidding wars on books—but have you...
Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Although there’s a lot to be said for writing by hand, it doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to submitting your manuscript to be professionally published—or even when working on self-publishing your book. That’s because handwritten text isn’t easily edited, laid out,...
Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Writers are supposed to do what we do for the passion of it—for the pure creative urge to get our stories out of our heads and onto the page. And, of course, that’s a huge part of what drives us. But the last time I checked, the power company didn’t take short stories...