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Ask a Freelancer: How can Instagram help my writing?

From promotional materials to inspirational quotes, you'd be surprised at what the simple photo-sharing app can do for your work.

On Nov 21, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a Freelancer: Helping women get published

In Ask a Freelancer, Melissa Chadburn fields questions about writing, the blogosphere, platform building, and all things scary.

On Nov 14, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a Freelancer: On submission-bombing contests and the odds of a win

Even with something you think is a guaranteed winner, it's important to keep these guidelines in mind for writing contests.

On Oct 30, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a Freelancer: How to get out of the slush pile, part II

After the last column, several editors wrote in to share their personal experiences and advice from the other side of the pile

On Oct 24, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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The 5 best social sites for writers online

We've told you the best places to read; now here's the best spots to get social with your fellow writers in their bathrobes. 

On Oct 8, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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How social do online writers really have to be?

I meet other writers online... but then, honestly, I prefer solitude in the "real" world. Is this terrible?

On Oct 2, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a Freelancer: How to get out of the slush pile

Here's how to get yourself out of the slush pile. With style. 

On Sep 17, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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The best literary spots on the Web

A tour of the best of the online writing universe. 

On Sep 10, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a freelancer: How to connect with writers you love (and not be creepy)

You meet them at workshops and they change your life. Now, how do you connect without getting creepy?

On Aug 27, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a freelancer: The simple 4-step recipe for freelancing

How do you actually take the leap and start freelancing? Freelancer shares her 4-step recipe for success. 

On Aug 20, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a freelancer: Kicking novel procrastination to the curb

I've got the inclination, the idea, even the time. Now how to I stop procrastinating and just start writing?

On Aug 13, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a freelancer: When freelance feels like freefall

Dealing with the despair of freelancing. 

On Aug 5, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn

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Ask a freelancer: How should I expose myself?

Platform ponderings: Should you have an author Facebook page that's different from your personal one? How and where to best promote yourself online as a writer.

On Jul 30, 2013 by Melissa Chadburn