Drew Philp is a Detroit-based author and writer. His autobiographical article, Why I Bought a House in Detroit for $500, went viral–and not because it was your typical internet clickbait. It’s a deep,…
Maddy Savage on Becoming an International Freelance Journalist
“When you’re settling somewhere completely new, it challenges you to sort things out by yourself.”
Copyright for Creatives: An Interview with the Surf Lawyer
Ever wondered about the difference between a copyright, trademark, or patent? As writers, we need to protect our intellectual property. This interview, originally on Take Risks Be Happy, explains the legal principles…
Noah Davis on the Two Elements of a Successful Pitch
Noah Davis has written for The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Verge, The Awl, Men’s Fitness…
“You should be paid for your work—don’t forget that that’s a goal—but writing for free isn’t the worst thing in the world as long as there’s a benefit.”
Quinisha Jackson-Wright On Going From Full-Time To Freelance
Quinisha Jackson-Wright has written for the New York Times, The Muse, and The Financial Diet.
“Consistency is key. If you do one thing every day to build up your freelancing business, you’re making progress.”
Jackie Lam on becoming a full-time freelancer
Jackie Lam has written for Mental Floss, Investopedia, Forbes, Frommers, Business Insider, and more.
“Having a decent emergency savings and building a tribe, a strong support network of fellow freelancer writers, has been everything.”
Juli Fraga on pitching publications and editors
Dr. Juli Fraga is a San Francisco-based psychologist and health writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Quartz.
“Rejections can be disappointing, but I don’t take them personally. It’s part of the process.”