Sonia's Newsletter provides pitching opportunities twice a week in your email

Sonia’s Newsletter: Pitching Opportunities for Writers

Writer brains tend to overflow with ideas. And while there’s nothing wrong with writing up a story or essay, it helps to know you can place it somewhere FIRST. You can blindly pitch your thoughts. Or you can keep an eye out for calls for pitches. But knowing when editors are looking for certain themes or stories is a lot of work. Which is why having resources like Sonia’s Newsletter is so important. … Read on…Sonia’s Newsletter: Pitching Opportunities for Writers

Canva is versatile and doesn't take long to learn - or use!

Canva: The Creative Professional’s Best Friend

Writers are creative – no one doubts that. But what we paint with words we may not manage to do with graphics. And we don’t usually have to. Stock imagery exists for a reason. Does that mean you SHOULDN’T learn to play with graphic designers? NO! Canva is one of the easiest platforms out there – and it’s free! … Read on…Canva: The Creative Professional’s Best Friend

Literary magazines - whether in print or online - offer opportunities for non-fiction and fiction

Literary Magazines: Are You Utilizing This Creative Outlet?

Finding somewhere to pitch a hot story? That isn’t tough. And when your imagination runs wild, you can easily find markets for speculative fiction. But what about personal essays? Or creative non-fiction? How about poetry? Writers need somewhere to submit their more cerebral work. And that’s where the literary magazines of the world come in. … Read on…Literary Magazines: Are You Utilizing This Creative Outlet?

Upwork and other freelance marketplaces exploit writers

The Dangers of Freelance Marketplaces (like Upwork) No One Talks About

You want to embark on a freelance writing career. (insert cheers here) Various social media feeds point you in the direction of Upwork or other freelance marketplaces as the best place to start. They sound perfect. And since I cut my teeth at Upwork, I should champion your path. But I don’t. Marketplaces prey on writers. And you need to know what you’re getting yourself into. … Read on…The Dangers of Freelance Marketplaces (like Upwork) No One Talks About