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This Writer’s Solution for Writing What She Wants: My Guest Post on Carol Tice’s Make a Living Writing

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You know I took October off from writing because I was taking the CELTA course, and then I returned to writing with a vengeance. I’m 19.000 words into my first novel, I’ve been a regular contributor at Europe A LA Carte travel blog, redesigned and revitalized my blogs. Oh, yes, and  I’m really excited to announce that I have a guest post published on Carol Tice’s Make a Living Writing Blog.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock as freelance writer, Carol’s is one of the most popular blogs for writers and it is among my favorites (as One Freelance Writer’s Surprising Strategy for a Revved-Up Career,  as well as being one of the favorites of WritetoDone and Copyblogger.)

I’m having a blast with my writing right now. I no longer have to worry about applying to gigs I’m not passionate about because I have to pay the bills. I no longer have to choose between fiction and non-fiction. I also no longer suffer from the lonely writer blues. So what the hell changed?

Keeping a full time a job gave me depression. Not getting a regular paycheck affected my writing, motivation and productivity badly. So instead I found the perfect solution: I took a job in a field that really excited me, paid me enough without taking too much of my time  and filled in all the missing pieces. I explain it all on One Freelance Writer’s Surprising Strategy for a Revved-Up Career.

Looking forward to your comments!



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5 Authoritative & Popular (Writing / Blogging) Sites That Accept Guest Posts

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This post isn’t about the benefits of guest-posting. Chances are, you are here because you decided that you want to guest post (or you are already doing it). If the topics you want to write about concern writing (and/or blogging) better, marketing your writing, getting noticed and more, be sure to check out the guidelines (and content) of these sites. Of course there is no guarantee your queries will be accepted, but you don’t stand a chance without trying.

Freelance Writing Jobs: Also one of my favorite resources for job-searching and writing related information, this site offers guest posting opportunities. Try this link for the guest-posting guidelines.

Copyblogger: Copyblogger has tremendous authority when it comes to blogging, copywriting for the web and running businesses on the web. It also accepts guest posts on a frequent basis. If you have a compelling idea, it is one of the best places to pitch to. The publicity alone…You get the idea. This is the contact page.

Problogger: Darren Rowse is one of the most popular (and I am guessing one of the richest) bloggers out there. He is considered to one of the ultimate blogging gurus. While I couldn’t find a page for guest blogging guidelines, he often accepts (great) guest posts. This is his contact page.

Men With Pens: Their expertise is awesome web copy (and web design). Currently, the website has a page rank of 5. Guest post guidelines are here.

Carol Tice’s Make a Living Writing: I saved the best for last. Not only she provides comprehensive and valuable information on writing, she also accepts and PAYS for guest posts. Yep, you read it correctly. She recently started paying guest bloggers $50 for their posts. You can read the guidelines here. Oh, and this post also includes her reason for paying the writers for guest posts.

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