April 29th, 2013
First, thanks to Emily for last week’s blog. I must admit that I don’t know a single writer who can say, hand on heart, that they’ve never had a rejection. Unless, of course, they’ve been offering work for free. If you know different, please let me know! Read the rest of this entry »
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April 25th, 2013
Declaring your earnings is a commonly misunderstood area with freelance writers. The bottom line is, if you are writing and getting paid for it, you will have to register yourself as self-employed and your earnings will, once you reach the threshold, become eligible for tax and national insurance contributions. This applies even if you are already employed by another company. In this scenario you’ll be registered as employed and self-employed too. And don’t forget, if you already earn over the tax threshold in your ‘day job’ you’ll start paying tax on your writing straight away. Read the rest of this entry »
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April 19th, 2013
Rejection. It’s something we naturally fear and hate in just about every area of life – and writing is no different. Read the rest of this entry »
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April 17th, 2013
I thought I’d touch on the subject of degrees. It is one of the questions we get asked the most – ‘Do I need a degree to be a writer?’ Read the rest of this entry »
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April 10th, 2013
Right, after last week, I bet some of you are fretting. Well, there’s no need, because writers’ depression is easily avoidable.
There are plenty of things you can do to help yourself:
Join a writing group
Attend a creative writing course or go to writing conferences – this way you can get out of the house and meet other people legitimately – it’s part of your research. This will help keep you from feeling lonely and getting down. Read the rest of this entry »
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