10 Suggestions for Sticking with Writing

By Penny A. Zeller I contemplated quitting early in my career as a writer. My reason? A rejection letter. I received a request to see a bicycling article I had spent weeks perfecting. Excitedly, I sent the article and numerous photographs to the editor. Not a week later, I received the manuscript back in the … Read more

Write Your Book!

Many of you will remember Glenys O’Connell from her Naked Writing class—now you can buy a copy of her book, whether or not you’ve taken the writing course. Available in paperback and Kindle editions, Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to Write Your Book is a terrific resource for any level of writer, and a … Read more

Writing Web Copy

 By James Guill Copywriting for the Web for a wide audience More and more freelance writing opportunities, including copywriting, occur in the digital realm, as more print publications seem to be closing their doors every year. Providing copy for an online resource is obviously not as simple as it seems. If it were, there would … Read more

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012)

Adrienne Rich’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times. Adrienne Rich was one of the first poets whose words made my heart falter. While some of Adrienne Rich’s politics are very different from my take, many years later, her essay from 1980 “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” had a very profound effect on me, since I … Read more

Six Steps to Getting Published

By Georganne Fiumara Freelance writing is a rewarding way to work at home. As a writer, you have the special opportunity to influence what others think and do. You can touch emotions and possibly even change the course of a reader’s life. Each year, millions of men and women will attempt to have their words … Read more

Home Advantage

By Bill Harper If you’re a seasoned freelancer, then you’ll have discovered the real benefit of working from home: being able to act like a complete slob while you’re writing. Sure, you tell everyone else about the flexible hours, being your own boss, and not having to drive to work every day. But let’s face … Read more

Interview: Amy Gahran Part 2

Interview by Amy Brozio-Andrews Amy Gahran is a self-proclaimed info-provacateur. She’s a writer, editor, trainer, content strategist, and consultant who’s been freelancing since the late 1990s. The author of Contentious, a weblog aimed at “how we communicate in the online age,” she’s just returned from a blogging conference for women,  BlogHer, this past weekend in … Read more

Interview: Amy Gahran

Interview by Amy Brozio-Andrews Amy Gahran is a self-proclaimed blogging  info-provacateur. She’s a writer, editor, trainer, content strategist, and consultant who’s been freelancing since the late 1990s. The author of Contentious, a weblog aimed at “how we communicate in the online age,” she’s just returned from the BlogHer blogging conference this past weekend in Santa … Read more

BookWish Foundation Essay Contest

Happy Holidays, AWers! I thought some of you might be interested in this: Win a literary agent or acclaimed author’s feedback on your unpublished manuscript for young adult or middle grade readers. This rare opportunity is being offered to the six winners of an essay contest recently announced by the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation. … Read more