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Blog Spotlight: The Renegade Writer: Living and Loving the Freelance Life on Your Own Terms blog by Linda Formichelli & Dianna Burrell

This blog is packed with a lot of helpful information for writers who are either just getting started with their freelancing careers or those who are well into their careers but still feel they need more resources. It will provide you with everything that you need to get started and to continue developing your abilities. I have followed this blog for years and I have never been disappointed with the information and resources that I have obtained from it. It’s information that is extremely beneficial, and highly credible. It is consistently updated and if you follow the blog you get daily information. Please take the time to check it out and become a steady follower of it as I have.


About Linda Formichelli

I’ve been a full-time freelancer since 1997 and have written for more than 130 magazines and websites, including USA Weekend, Inc., Health, Redbook, WebMD, Cleveland Clinic Magazine, Pizza Today, Women’s Health, Family Circle, and Writer’s Digest (where I’m a contributing editor). I support my family with my freelancing (my husband is a part-time freelance writer), and earn a full-time income working part-time hours using methods you’ll read about in this blog. In addition, I’ve co-authored eight books, have done copywriting for companies like OnStar and Pizzeria Uno, and have blogged professionally.

In addition to writing for magazines, writing books, and running this blog, I offer phone mentoring for writers and teach an e-course on how to create a kick-ass article query. I also offer cool freebies like teleclasses for writers and a packet of 10 query letters that worked. Please do poke around the site to take advantage of all these offerings.


About Diana Burrell

I’m a Boston-based freelance writer and author who has written for top publications like Parenting, Family Circle, Self, Psychology Today, Writer’s Digest, Oxygen, The Writer, the Boston Globe, Cook’s Illustrated, and more. My book authoring credits include Psychology Today’s Secrets of Successful Weight Loss (Alpha/Penguin), The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success, The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock, and Rock-Solid Queries. Later this spring, look out for The Writer’s Guide to Pseudonyms, which will be released through Renegade Writer Press. Which reminds me: I write and publish fiction under a pseudonym. My lips are sealed, so don’t ask.

I’m also a popular (and some say entertaining) speaker at writing conferences. I’ve spoken about my research secrets to my query letter marketing tips at conferences such as the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Chicago Magazine Writers & Editors One-on-One, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Rhode Island Library Association. I’ve taught freelance writing classes through community colleges, adult education centers, and the Renegade Writer website.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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