LinkedIn is a social media opportunity writers tend to forget
Bag of Tricks (Tools of the Trade)

LinkedIn: The Other Social Media Site

Social media is an important marketing tool for writers. And a rather easy one to use. But as you check off your boxes, you may tend to overlook one: LinkedIn. It isn't as glamorous as the others, but it works in exactly the same way. And it can provide plenty of networking and marketing opportunities.

Sonia's Newsletter provides pitching opportunities twice a week in your email
Bag of Tricks (Tools of the Trade)

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.

Quiet quitting applies to ANYONE who works for a living
Flotsam and Jetsam

Quiet Quitting for the Freelance Writer

If you've hung out in a professional forum such as LinkedIn, you've probably come across the phrase "quiet quitting" recently. It sounds negative (and plenty of corporations make it out to be terrible). But I'm here to tell you to embrace the trend - especially if you're a freelance writer.

Canva is versatile and doesn't take long to learn - or use!
Bag of Tricks (Tools of the Trade)

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!

You are the only person who can decide what the shape of your career will look like
Flotsam and Jetsam

Circles in Squares: Making Your Business Anything But Yours

Spend a few minutes cruising the internet or social media, and you'll find dozens of people with templates and advice on how to structure your writing business. They all omit one detail, though: YOU'RE the only one who can decide what that business path will look like. Because YOU aren't THEM.