“Stuff doesn’t sell. People do.”
That’s the advice I give to all new freelance writers. Yes, having a portfolio showcasing your best work is important. And of course, you will want to set clearly defined prices and offer a wide variety of services.
But the number one tip I can…
Halloween books featuring dogs, cats, and even mice
Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the countdown to October 31st (and our love of pets) than by ordering a gorgeously illustrated picture book? 📚
Featuring kitties in costume and ghost dogs, these are…
2021 was the year of the freelancer
Anyone who knows me in “real life” also knows that I love side hustles.
Can you blame me? They are so cool. …
I don’t know you. But that’s about to change.
I’m still a newbie on Medium.
I joined in June. Enrolled in the Partner Program in August.
So, you can imagine my surprise when yesterday I woke up and saw that my 29 followers had ballooned into 100.
Holy guacamole, Batman!
(and other lies we tell ourselves)
A writer friend recently asked, “How do you handle criticism of your work?”
*** awkward pause ***
“Um. Not well,” I eventually laughed.
The conversation that followed was lighthearted, but it left me thinking. Why am I so bad at handling rejection? It’s not…
“Working with a ghostwriter is a team project — the success of your book is my goal.”
That’s the final line I have in my ghostwriter bio. I specifically include this sentence for a reason. While fees, contract negotiations, and deadlines are all vitally important factors to consider when hiring…
When people ask me, “Jen, how’d you get started ghostwriting?” I always laugh a little because honestly, it wasn’t something I had planned on.
Ghostwriting as a profession sort of fell into my lap. It was a mix of luck and divine timing. I had just finished a 100,000-word novel…
The Highs, the Lows, and the Stats
In addition to being a ghostwriter, I’m a numbers girl.
I love statistics, data, and graphs.
Which is ironic, considering I nearly failed grade 9 math. All throughout high school, I squeezed by in my academic math classes hovering around an average of…
At least, not anymore
I used to think making money online was a scam.
Okay, not always. There were some legitimate options out there. I knew you could do surveys (for pennies) or sell stuff on Kijiji. But whenever a digital entrepreneur would slide across my socials, talking about how…
And it was Glorious
Confession: I buy too many books.
I can’t help it. My shelf is overflowing. On the bottom are textbooks from my university days studying medieval literature (shout out to any Beowulf fans). In the middle, modern sci-fi and fantasy with some paranormal romance thrown in for…