Freelance Writing Secret Sauce with Brianna Bell and Kate Parham Kordsmeier - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Episode 88 0

BYB 088: Freelance Writing Secret Sauce with Brianna Bell and Kate Parham Kordsmeier

Whether you are brand new to freelance writing (or even just thinking about starting), or whether you are farther down the road, and looking for some advice and techniques from a successful career freelancer, we’ve got you covered in this episode! Brianna Bell joins us to provide the perspective of a successful part-time freelancer one year in, while Kate Parham Kordsmeier shares her experience as a veteran freelancer with a laundry...

Eliminate This One Phrase That Weakens Your Pitches - By Olga Mecking on Beyond Your Blog 0

Eliminate This One Phrase That Weakens Your Pitches

By Olga Mecking of European Mama I started pitching to publications without having any idea how it was supposed to work. I familiarized myself with what I should include in a pitch but it was mostly a learn-as-you-go process. After a while I figured out the elements of a pitch. Of course, I always read the submission guidelines and customized every pitch to fit the publication I wanted to be...

10 Non-Irritating Ways To Promote Your Writing - Beyond Your Blog 3

10 Non-Irritating Ways To Promote Your Writing

When your writing is published on a site other than your own, it can be exciting to sit back and see the response. Often your host site will promote it on social media or in a newsletter, and if they have included a link to your website or blog, you may see some residual traffic coming your way as well. It is important to remember that you also have a role to...

Write Humor, Essays & Satire for Sammiches & Psych Meds and MockMom With Editor-In-Chief, Lola Lolita - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Episode 87 0

BYB 087: Write Humor, Essays & Satire for Sammiches & Psych Meds and MockMom – With Editor-In-Chief, Lola Lolita

If you write parenting-related essays and/or humor (including satire), OR, if you are contemplating starting your own submission-based site, this is a must-listen episode! Sammiches & Psych Meds Editor-In-Chief, Lola Lolita, is here giving us the scoop on submitting posts for payment to Sammiches & Psych Meds and MockMom, the key qualities in every post they publish, and tons of good advice and tips for those in some stage of starting their own...

Writing Lessons Learned From A Kindergarten Class - By Sharon Holbrook on Beyond Your Blog 2

Writing Lessons Learned From A Kindergarten Class

By Sharon Holbrook of SharonHolbrook.com Every Thursday, I get the treat of spending an hour in my daughter’s kindergarten classroom, helping with “writer’s workshop.” The kids scratch out a sentence or two about what’s going on in their lives, and we adults help them work through sounding out words and getting them down on paper. A friend told me, “That’s perfect for you, since you’re a writer!” I laughed that...

Write About Being A Parent On Parent.co (and get paid!) - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 86 3

BYB 086: Write About Being A Parent On Parent.co (and get paid!) – With Editor-In-Chief, Edward Shepard & Writer, Sara Goldstein

Parent.co is a site about being a parent. Editor-in-Chief, Edward Shepard is here to share the quick ramping evolution of Parent.co, the wide range of submissions they are looking for, their thoughtful payment structure, their goal of 1 million views per month by the end of 2016 and much more. Parent.co writer, Sara Goldstein also joins the conversation with the details of her post that has been viewed over 3...

5 Tips For Getting Published on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency By Ann Cinzar for Beyond Your Blog 6

5 Tips For Getting Published on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. (No Really. Would I Joke about this?)

By Ann Cinzar of AnnCinzar.com There’s a reason McSweeney’s is a top publication goal for many people. It’s a great humor site. Once you’re published there, you’ll gain the respect and admiration of all the cool and literate people in your life. And everyone else—friends, family, your husband—will say “McWhat?” But screw them. They don’t know from funny. Here’s your guide to getting bragging rights for life. Follow the guidelines....

7 Rookie Mistakes I Made When Submitting My Writing - Beyond Your Blog 18

7 Rookie Mistakes I Made When Submitting My Writing (that you can easily avoid)

Sometimes I like to think I am all-knowing when it comes to blogging, writing submissions, and getting published. The truth is, I’ll never know everything, and neither will you. While I am happy to report that I am over the initial submission vertigo, I definitely have lots of experience making all the mistakes I tell you not to make. Here are just a few of the rookie mistakes I made when I...

Writing For DAME Magazine With Founder & Publisher, Jennifer Reitman - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 85 0

BYB 085: Writing For DAME Magazine – With Founder & Publisher, Jennifer Reitman

In this episode Founder and Publisher of DAME Magazine, Jennifer Reitman, joins me to talk about her popular site ‘For women who know better’. We talk about who the site is for, the types of articles their audience loves, themes they would like to see more of in the submission pool, changes coming to DAME soon, payment for writers and much more! The interview includes DAME‘s mission and what the tagline...

How To Create An Epic, Inexpensive Writing Retreat - Beyond Your Blog By Pam Moore 13

How To Create An Epic, Inexpensive Writing Retreat

By Pam Moore of Whatevs… Blog I used to fantasize about spending a weekend in the mountains, or at the beach with my laptop and a few other writers. With a steaming cup of herbal tea in hand (or, realistically, a jumbo travel coffee mug, but it’s a fantasy) and a tranquil view, the words would flow easily from my brain to my keyboard. But writing retreats weren’t for people...