Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Writing Education Groups

If you are a writer hoping to start your own freelance writing business, I recommend you educate yourself as much as possible on the subject and learn from others who are successfully doing what you want to be doing. There are several places to meet other writers, ask questions, get a critique of your work and help with marketing. As you will quickly learn, networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Here are a few places to check out:

Suzanne Lieurance’s group of writers is taking the 40 article challenge Write 40 articles by the end of the year and submit them to free article directories. Go here to find out why writing for free can actually be good a marketing strategy.

Sign up for Suzanne’s Morning Nudge and receive daily tips about working as a freelance writer

Suzanne’s blog has tons of articles about writing

Read and post on my blog: -- the one you are now on.

Listen to my podcast about writing, marketing and publishing. You may also subscribe to the RSS Feed there. Look for other writing podcasts on

Sign up for other writers’ newsletters and read them. Here are a few really good ones:

Dan Poynter
Fran Silverman
Krista Barrett
Best eZines
Writers in the Sky

Find a writers meetup in your area put your zip code in the search blank and find a group in your area to chat with online and meet in person within your area.

If you are a good writer, the opportunity to make a living as a freelance writer does exist and you can find your niche if you are willing to persevere.

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