Writing Resources

Writing Resources

Ready to up your writing game? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned veteran, it helps to keep a writing toolbox nearby to keep you learning, earning and growing. As I’ve grown my own freelance writing business, I’ve discovered tremendous value in the products/services, training resources, books, and websites and mentioned below.

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  • Freelance Writer’s Den Bootcamps: Most are free with Writer’s Den membership, with courses such as Earn Big with E-Learning, Freelance Business Bootcamp, Build a Writer’s Website that Works, How to Get Great Clients and more.
  • Useful Writing Courses: Affordable courses such as Journalism Crash Course, Article Writing Master Class, and the Freelance Writer’s Pitch Clinic.


  • 88 Money-Making Writing Jobs by Robert Bly
  • The Comedy Bible by Judy Carter
  • Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, by Mel Helitzer
  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott
  • The Renegade Writer by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
  • The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
  • Secrets of a Freelance Writer  by Robert Bly
  • The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Freelance Writing by Linda Formichelli
  • Write for Magazines: A Self-Study E-Course to Help You Break In & Earn More by Linda Formichelli
  • Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger
  • Writer’s Market


  • Simply Bill: An easy way to invoice clients, stay on top of overdue payments, send clients payment reminders and thank you notes, and track your income. It’s secure, cloud-based, customizable with your logo, and free if you send 1-3 invoices/month. But, if you need more bandwidth, Simply Bill offers low-cost plans starting at just $5/month.
  • MailChimp: If you want a simple way to stay in touch with your email subscribers, sign up for MailChimp. (I’m not tech-savvy, but even I was able to figure out the basics of sending out email campaigns through this service.) It’s free for your first 2,000 subscribers.