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The Places It takes You

November 12th, 2014

lawnmowers-blogA few years ago I wrote the most boring article ever: The History Of The Lawn from Roman times to the present day. But don’t fall asleep just yet, because, though the subject was as dull as ditchwater, putting the article together was a fascinating journey and, at one point, it got really exciting. Read the rest of this entry »




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Think of an Article

October 15th, 2014

question-blogWhat’s so great  about writing articles? Getting paid for them, right? Well … yes. But, let’s be honest, if finance was the sole incentive, most of us wouldn’t be writers at all, would we? I could probably make a better living as a plumber, though I wouldn’t be happy (and I’d still write in my spare time – it helps me think). Read the rest of this entry »




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How Do I Find Work as a Freelance Journalist?

June 4th, 2014

This is a question we are asked almost every day, and to begin to answer it we first need to look at what a freelancer actually does.

Working as a freelancer essentially means working for yourself. You will be self-employed and responsible for finding your own work. It’s no good sitting at home and waiting for editors to contact you and beg you to write for them – that’s not quite how it works! Read the rest of this entry »




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A Really Useful Article

January 20th, 2014

Hello All,

We’ve had a lot of queries about getting started in journalism this week – new year, new career and all that! Read the rest of this entry »




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Is Freelancing a Good Option For me?

June 20th, 2013

This is an important question to consider. Why? Because freelancing is not a good option for everyone! You have to have a certain frame of mind to be a freelancer; that frame of mind is one of confidence. When you decide to become freelance, you have to have faith in your ability to: Read the rest of this entry »




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