How to blog successfully, how to write successfully and most importantly for writers, how to make a living successfully writing, are all questions we grapple with on a day to day basis.
Understanding which knowledgeable and respected writers, editors and bloggers to read, subscribe to and learn from, is key in my strategy to be the best writer I can possibly be. As I have said before – quality content, whether it be in the form of a book, blog, magazine, newspaper or advert is paramount if you are to build a loyal following.
One of the best writers blogs I subscribe to is ‘Make a Living Writing’ by freelance writer Carol Tice. It is a blog stuffed full of really useful information for those who want to know how they can possibly do their most to write full-time and be paid for it. The advice contained in posts and articles is practical and readable – a boon for those that crave common-sense strategies to improve their writing and their chances of making a decent living there from.
As a starter, if you subscribe to her blog, she gives away a free 40 page PDF entitled ’40 Ways To Market Your Writing’. For this report itself it is worth subscribing. It is US-centric – but the tactics and strategies described are transportable across borders. The subscription field is prominent on Carols’ home page and throughout her site.
As well as all the great free advice Carol offers through her blog posts she has two other helpful services. Her writers community called the ‘Freelance Writers Den’ which has about 300 members. It offers advice from well respected industry professionals, ecourses, podcasts, personalised advice, bootcamps as well as a ‘junk free’ job board. All for $25 a month. Certainly a community to consider if you can afford the subscription.
Her other service is a personalised writing mentorship of different levels. There is a cost involved and I imagine not everyone can afford it – but if you can, I think it would be well worth it. Carol also lists her book recommendations and has recently published her own ebook ‘Make a Living Writing – A 21st Century Guide.’
You can probably sense from this post that I am impressed with the wealth of information and guidance - both free and paid for – available to the aspiring or experienced writer on this site. Yes I am and think you would be too.
Let me know who you think offers great advice.
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© Simone L Woods 2012