Article on crowdfunding for self-publishing authors featuring tips from Joanna Penn, Ksenia Anske, Melissa Frey, Bethany Atzadeh, Jas Rawlinson and more.
This post details how to advance your freelance blogging career by getting out of your comfort zone with 6 suggestions.
Tips on staying fit and healthy while traveling.
Money-saving tips for travelers without sacrificing things they love doing the most when they are not traveling.
A blog post on why unconventional approaches to productivity might serve freelance bloggers much better in terms of mental health, profits, and a general increase in productivity.
the age of information, it can be even harder to make decisions about publishing your work. Especially when you can find so many books, websites and trainings for free or at an affordable price. Where does research end and action begin?
I should know; I “managed” to self-publish a story I developed in 2004 as a novel in 2018.
First, it took me a while to decide which format I was going to write the longer story in. After creating first drafts as a TV pilot and a movie screenplay, I realized I...
itching and writing for a publication when you are among their target audience makes a writer’s job easier. We can mine our own personal and professional experiences, even when we are penning a reported piece, ideas ranging from where we worked, our relationships with family members and friends, our hobbies, romantic lives...
Everything is fair game as long as it is relevant to the content, tone, and style of the piece. The more in common we have with the demographic of the readers, the easie...
An op-ed on what Sex and The City meant to me growing up in a semi-conservative country, and why it is counter-productive to judge 90's series based on today's values.
A post on how to overcome the fear of rejection before, during and after a date for a much better romantic life.
Personal essay on being a virgin in my 30s: Why I never had sex despite being attractive, agnostic, extroverted and a Sex and the City Fan.
My personal account of trying to move to the USA legally for over 10 years as a freelance writer, and why it is so expensive.
When I was 19, I had just finished my freshman year of college, and I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. The weeks before the diagnosis, I already knew that I had a mental illness; in fact, I was sure I was going mad. Every waking moment was filled with thoughts that terrified me. These thoughts were worthy of the internal workings of a movie villain; the Joker would want to be my best bud. Because I thought these thoughts, I wondered if I actually wanted t...
“Do you honestly believe I don’t have a plan B? And if that fails a plan C? Then a plan… You know how the alphabet goes, don’t you?” Katherine Pierce says in The Vampire Diaries, episode 6 of season 2 after Salvatore brothers, her arch-enemies and former lovers, take care of her plan A.
Though she’s one of the villains of the show and makes life very difficult for my favorite characters, she has my respect due to her strategic thinking. Freelance bloggers should take a page or two out of her ...
Veteran Write Naked contributor Pinar Tarhan is back. The last time Pinar joined us she shared social media mistakes that writers can avoid. She’s back this year with insight on how rejected and unsold pieces can have new life. I always enjoy receiving notes from Pinar. While she is on the other side of the world, I feel like she’s a nearby friend. She’s looking out for all writers today with the tips below. Enjoy!
What to Do With Unsold Writing Works
By Pinar Tarhan
But giving up isn’t an op...