90-Day Pitch Challenge: Completed

Today marks the final day in the 90-day pitch challenge I started alongside the launch of my official licensed business, PurpleInkPen, on May 1st. The challenge came from Gina Horkey and her site Horkey Handbook. You may remember Gina from my Expert Roundup post a little while back. The idea of the challenge (which you … Continue reading 90-Day Pitch Challenge: Completed

A Freelance Time Management Guide That Doesn’t Suck

My husband has been bugging me to make a time management post for a while now because he has no idea how I work from home and stay on task. He's a procrastinating perfectionist, which makes for a very difficult combo for time management. He's either avoiding doing tasks by watching TEDtalks or other "teaching" … Continue reading A Freelance Time Management Guide That Doesn’t Suck

5 Tips to Ease Perpetual Proposal Pain

Freelancing allows you to work from the comfort of your own couch, let's you choose your own assignments and lunch breaks, and can be done while wearing pajamas. There are plenty of perks. But freelancing is a job, and every job has its downsides. One of the biggest headaches is sending out countless applications, advertisements, … Continue reading 5 Tips to Ease Perpetual Proposal Pain

Who Does No. 2 Work For?: The Editor, Writer Relationship

I recently got an interesting response back on one of my blind pitches. Through the pitch, I asked an author who had a mystery series in the works—let's call him M—if he would like a copy editor. His response was that he was interested but since he was the PIC, he wanted to be able to … Continue reading Who Does No. 2 Work For?: The Editor, Writer Relationship

12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part Two

In last week's post (12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part One), I told you I bought a second book on traditional (editorial) freelancing, which is writing articles for magazines and journals. Well, I'm going to share twelve more quick tips that I learned from that second book as well. The … Continue reading 12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part Two

12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part One

  Traditional freelance writing—querying magazines with ideas for      articles—is something I have considered trying my hand at lately.  Some freelancers make their living solely through doing this!  However, the idea of constantly having to come up with fresh article  ideas, querying, and waiting on magazine editors (who are notorious  for taking forever to respond) … Continue reading 12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part One

What to Expect When Building Your Freelance Website

At the beginning of May, I officially launched my freelance ghostwriting and editing business under my new business name, PurpleInkPen. Woohoo! I feel like a big kid. Up until that point, I had just been applying to jobs as I found them on job boards and on the freelance contracting site, Upwork. I had a … Continue reading What to Expect When Building Your Freelance Website

Why Every Writer Needs A Writer’s Market Book

"The Writer's Bible." What a badass nickname. So why don't you have this on your coffee table or in your bookshelf yet? Better yet, why don't you have this bad boy in your lap taking full advantage of it? The Writer's Market books are created by Writer's Digest, one of the leading authorities in the … Continue reading Why Every Writer Needs A Writer’s Market Book