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Yes! You can have a writing career!

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In this masterclass, we'll cover my three core frameworks for growing a freelance writing business that THRIVES...

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motivation is a farce

Motivation is a farce (and here’s why)

By ashleygainer | January 7, 2016

Here’s the thing about motivation: It’s a delusion. It’s not a strategy.  If you’re relying on “motivation” — or on her even more flighty little sister “inspiration” — to propel you through the work of writing, you’re going to have a hard time reaching your goals. Motivation is a feeling, and one defining characteristic of feelings is […]

3 easy tips to self-edit like a pro

How to self-edit, even if you’re “not a good editor”

By ashleygainer | December 30, 2015

Editing is hard, am I right? Especially if it’s a self-edit. If you sent up a resounding yes to that, you aren’t alone. A lot of writers struggle with editing their own work. And while to an extent editing is a skill that has to be learned, there is something you can start doing today that […]

15 freelance writing gigs that aren't blogging

15 Freelance Writing Gigs That Aren’t Blogging

By ashleygainer | September 22, 2015

Ever thought about being a writer but not sure you want to get into “blogging” for a career? You aren’t alone! Whether you think freelance writing is tied to running your own blog, you aren’t impressed by the rates you think you’d command starting out, or you just want to do something that feels like it […]

what to do when you can't find your writing niche

What to do when you can’t find your writing niche

By ashleygainer | September 8, 2015

Advice commonly given to freelance writers is to find your writing niche, or “niche down.” This is great advice, especially for writers who have specialized knowledge or who have been in the game long enough to know what their niche is, no sweat. And ideally you’ll niche at some point — specialized knowledge gets higher […]

the real secret to time management

The real secret to time management

By ashleygainer | August 28, 2015

This post is an adaptation of a recent newsletter I sent to my subscribers. If you’d like to join the conversation, use the sign-up form below! Have you ever met Cyril Northcote Parkinson? Probably not — he’s a Brit and he’s been dead now for more than 20 years. But you’re probably familiar with something […]

How snacking helps you work smarter

How Snacking Helps Your Work

By ashleygainer | April 13, 2015

Today, let’s talk about one solution to a common workday struggle: energy management. I crash pretty hard at 2pm, which is unfortunate because that’s also when my workday typically begins. It took approximately 1.5 seconds of looking into the problem to see that nutrition is a huge factor in my energy cycles. I have to do some proactive snacking […]

Sarah Greeley

Thank you, Ashley! By following your advice I just got my first paying gig.

Without a website or any social media presence! I used the clips I created in Clips Camp and I just decided to go for it. I would not have taken these steps to launch my freelance business without your guidance. You are so real and honest about your journey; you made freelance writing seem possible. And now it is possible for me. I have never felt more confident in myself and my abilities!

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