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About this hive

A place to share resources and make connections, to get feedback and find inspiration for freelance writers of all kinds everywhere. Let's expand our reach and help one another.

 

 

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Sarah Sather

Better headlines – even better results

Having a hard time with your new short story's title? Debating on the best headline for your essay or blog post? I know I often ...

6 tips for shiny, eye-catching headlines

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Comments
  • Amy Livingston

    Know who has really great headlines? The Christian Science Monitor. They're often in the form ...

  • Sarah Sather

    Hey Amy! I love the idea of asking questions in your headlines. It's a great ...

David A. Boyington

Start Freelance Group

I believe that Kathryne Kieser has a great idea - I'm interested in being a member of this group. Please click here for the .PDF ...

Comments
  • David Janoff

    I agree Kathryne's idea is a great idea. The DC Metro area would be a ...

David A. Boyington

Unforgotten Dreams

Hello Word Freaks, I have news to share with you and I've just now joined this group. I'm a Radio Producer of 23 years, a ...

Comments
  • Marci Riley

    Thanks for sharing your GOOD news!! Wishing much success to you...(smile) Connected by the written ...

Claritza Basabe

Hi everybody! I live outside the US and have been looking for freelance jobs without much success. i have signed up for every possible freelancing ...

12 more comments
  • Claritza Basabe

    Excellent advice Holly! I believe I'm already set with most of your recommendations. Still polishing ...

  • Diane Kraut

    Claritza, Are you on LinkedIn? I have gotten several leads and clients from LinkedIn.

Deirdre Sullivan

Fired for Not Being a Millennial

Howdy: One of the online publishers I write for recently told their pool of over 35-year-old freelance writers they would no longer be receiving assignments. ...

1 more comment
  • Deirdre Sullivan

    They are based in the USA. Our contract states they can severe our relationship at ...

  • Amy Livingston

    This area of law is a bit ambiguous. If you were a full-time employee, what ...

Tameka Mullins

Let Me Introduce Myself

Hello everyone! I've heard a lot about The Freelancers Union and FINALLY decided to join. I'm thrilled to see a place where writers can connect. ...

Eat, Stay, Read: How a NYC Staycation & Book Riot Live Revived Me - Tameka Mullins

Eat, Stay, Read! A NYC staycation and Book Riot Live revived my spirit. Nothing like ...

http://tamekamullins.com/2015/11...

7 more comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Tameka, No need to apologize; conversations like this have a long shelf life. I'm looking ...

  • Sarah Sather

    Tameka, we're glad you joined FU! And thanks for posting about your new book. Please ...

Dana Ayres

Looking for Writing Grants...

Hello. My name is Dana Ayres and I am the sole proprietor of Professional Writing Services and an active freelance writer. I am currently researching ...

Professional Writing Services

I offer writing services for large, medium and small businesses and individual clients. My skill ...

http://houston.craigslist.org/we...

Comments
  • Kathleen Krueger

    Hello, Dana. Do you do any type of creative writing outside your professional services - ...

  • Ruth Feiertag

    Dana, Kathleen's advice is spot on. You might also head to your local public library ...

Diane Kraut

I am a freelance text permissions editor, and I have been working at home for the past 22 years. Many of my clients have started ...

James Smith

Recording sensitive information

Hi, Writers and Journalist need a solid strategy when dealing with sensitive information in hostile locations. Is there anyone here that can share a similar ...

Comments
  • Suzanne Fulton

    Please clarify "sensitive" and "hostile" in your question.

  • James Smith

    Okay, Sensitive information is data that must be protected to safeguard privacy or security. When ...

Kathryne Kieser

Starting a Portland Freelancing Group

I just read an inspiring article about a freelancer who created her own writing/work group and thought it was a great idea. I would like ...

1 more comment
  • Kathryne Kieser

    I am still in the process! I think the one thing I am learning about ...

  • David A. Boyington

    Hello Kathryne, Get well fast! I think you're right about "personality clashes," but I believe ...

Nicole Colson

I am a feature writer for newspapers and magazines and I want to branch out to write for businesses and organizations. I am finding out ...

1 more comment
  • Marci Riley

    Hello Nicole: If on LinkedIn, you can use contacts in your professional network to introduce ...

  • Margaret J Langstaff

    If you have a hot story idea and some clips to prove you're legit, don't ...

Heather Cetto

Mental Health Supports

Hi Writers! Affordable mental health support for freelancers. As a freelancer myself, I know how difficult it is to get quality therapy services. Please check ...

Comments
  • Tameka Mullins

    Thanks for this Heather. I will check out your website.

  • Nafeesa Saboor

    Great idea!!! The struggle is REAL. Will also check out your website.

KJ Worth

Hello everyone. I still work my full time day job but I have started freelance writing. I am new to this and don't have a ...

3 more comments
  • KJ Worth

    Great info. Thank you! I am knowledgeable and passionate about herbal medicine, especially kratom. I ...

  • Jeremy Jordan

    If you are looking to diversify and find writing opportunities that are not necessarily niche ...

Wesley Murchison

I'm in the market for general liability insurance. A Hiscox agent told me the agency doesn't provide insurance for freelance writers, or "writers of any ...

Comments
  • Suzanne Fulton

    Dear Wesley, I would like to know if you got group liability insurance - from ...

Melissa MOJO Hunter

Published Author / Poet

Everyone has a story to tell. What's your story? I recently published my first book, Pretty Poems to Ponder. Kindly consider purchasing from my ebay ...

Hollywood Wardrobe, Collector Cards items in TRUE MOJO MERCHANDISE store on eBay!

Buy TRUE MOJO MERCHANDISE, Hollywood Wardrobe items on eBay. Find a huge selection of Collector ...

http://bit.ly/MOJOEBAY

Latonya Pennington

Looking for writing awards

Hi everyone! I'm a new Freelancers Union member and I read somewhere that there are awards that freelancers can apply for every year. I'm a ...

2 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    Ms. Pennington, please let us know what you find. Best wishes!

  • Irene Barnard

    This isn't specific to writers or freelancers, but I found a writing grant thru them, ...

Erin Schnair

Connecting with other nonprofit writers

Hi fabulous writers. I'm looking to connect with other writers who focus on nonprofits for specific tips on networking/gaining experience/marketing myself to nonprofits. Currently I'm ...

2 more comments
  • Carmel Ferrer

    Hi, Erin -- I agree with the advice you already receive. Another idea is to ...

  • Lisa Street

    Hi Erin - I was in the nonprofit world wearing a number of hats, including ...

Taryn Phaneuf

First client pays little and expects a lot

Hi, Everyone. I'm looking for some advice. I'm in my third month of full-time freelancing. My client gave me what I thought was a low ...

3 more comments
  • Marci Riley

    Hello Taryn: I apologize for this delayed response; however, I don’t visit this site often…(sigh) ...

  • Charles Smart

    The article from the International Freelancers Academy is excellent and is providing me with much ...

Chrissie Wywrot

Magazine Contributors?

Does anyone have experience freelance writing for magazines? I'm trying to determine methodology for coming up with publications to solicit and the best way to ...

1 more comment
  • Suzanne Fulton

    Call editors of local magazines and ask if they're in need of a new freelancer ...

  • Nicole Colson

    I would add if you've done some other writing for magazines or other publications, attach ...

Clifford Genece

Howdy. Has anyone taken an online Grant Writing course? Looking to dabble in a new field and would love some recommendations. Thanks :)

1 more comment
  • Jim Keatts

    AWAI has a pretty good course, I understand. They are mostly about copywriting, but I ...

  • Ruth Feiertag

    Jim, Thanks. The AWAI site looks interesting. I appreciate the information. Clifford, Did you ever ...

Sarah Sather

Better headlines – even better results

Having a hard time with your new short story's title? Debating on the best headline for your essay or blog post? I know I often ...

6 tips for shiny, eye-catching headlines

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Comments
  • Amy Livingston

    Know who has really great headlines? The Christian Science Monitor. They're often in the form ...

  • Sarah Sather

    Hey Amy! I love the idea of asking questions in your headlines. It's a great ...

David A. Boyington

Start Freelance Group

I believe that Kathryne Kieser has a great idea - I'm interested in being a member of this group. Please click here for the .PDF ...

Comments
  • David Janoff

    I agree Kathryne's idea is a great idea. The DC Metro area would be a ...

Tameka Mullins

Let Me Introduce Myself

Hello everyone! I've heard a lot about The Freelancers Union and FINALLY decided to join. I'm thrilled to see a place where writers can connect. ...

Eat, Stay, Read: How a NYC Staycation & Book Riot Live Revived Me - Tameka Mullins

Eat, Stay, Read! A NYC staycation and Book Riot Live revived my spirit. Nothing like ...

http://tamekamullins.com/2015/11...

7 more comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Tameka, No need to apologize; conversations like this have a long shelf life. I'm looking ...

  • Sarah Sather

    Tameka, we're glad you joined FU! And thanks for posting about your new book. Please ...

Kathryne Kieser

Starting a Portland Freelancing Group

I just read an inspiring article about a freelancer who created her own writing/work group and thought it was a great idea. I would like ...

1 more comment
  • Kathryne Kieser

    I am still in the process! I think the one thing I am learning about ...

  • David A. Boyington

    Hello Kathryne, Get well fast! I think you're right about "personality clashes," but I believe ...

Nicole Colson

I am a feature writer for newspapers and magazines and I want to branch out to write for businesses and organizations. I am finding out ...

1 more comment
  • Marci Riley

    Hello Nicole: If on LinkedIn, you can use contacts in your professional network to introduce ...

  • Margaret J Langstaff

    If you have a hot story idea and some clips to prove you're legit, don't ...

Latonya Pennington

Looking for writing awards

Hi everyone! I'm a new Freelancers Union member and I read somewhere that there are awards that freelancers can apply for every year. I'm a ...

2 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    Ms. Pennington, please let us know what you find. Best wishes!

  • Irene Barnard

    This isn't specific to writers or freelancers, but I found a writing grant thru them, ...

Erin Schnair

Connecting with other nonprofit writers

Hi fabulous writers. I'm looking to connect with other writers who focus on nonprofits for specific tips on networking/gaining experience/marketing myself to nonprofits. Currently I'm ...

2 more comments
  • Carmel Ferrer

    Hi, Erin -- I agree with the advice you already receive. Another idea is to ...

  • Lisa Street

    Hi Erin - I was in the nonprofit world wearing a number of hats, including ...