Everything you need to know about making money from your writing and becoming a freelance writer: from initial idea to making the transition, and the business tools you need to help you get there.
Disclaimer: This is not a fluffy, writing-makes-me-all-poetic-and-goey-inside kind of post. It’s a ‘truth post’. So if you’re a ‘sensitive’ sort, or the type of person that’s likely to get offended about a post written by an ‘upstart writer who thinks too highly of herself’, best walk away now.
For a long time after the book was published, I struggled with feelings of shame, because I thought the book could’ve been so much better. But it’s out there and there’s nothing I can do about it.
My real-life stories of things not to say to a writer: When I explained to someone that for sales copy, they needed a copywriter, not a content writer. The response: ‘If you didn’t want to write it, all you had to do was say no.’
The journo/blogger/hacker wouldn’t have read any of your books (probably), is not interested in your work (probably), and is only interested in your personal life (very probably). But none of this matters, because you, the author, are so happy (GRATEFUL, YAH?), that someone from the MEDIA (the ME-DI-AAAA!!!) has expressed an interest in your work. Even if said person is from Badgers Weekly. Here’s the no-holds-barred truth about author interviews.