Friday link roundup

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Super busy day ahead, but wanted to take a few minutes to share a link roundup of items I came across in the past few days:

Here’s How Daniel Pink Writes: Absolutely fantastic interview at Copyblogger with the author of Free Agent Nation, Drive, and, most recently, To Sell Is Human. Free Agent Nation made a huge impact on me when I was early in my freelancing career, confirming that I was on the right track going solo. I simply love the way he thinks, and am gratified that he thinks writer’s block is bunk, just like I do.

101 Resources to Rock Your Freelance Writing World: Caution—do not visit this link at Lori Widmer’s Words on a Page unless you have some time on your hands. You *will* be investigating a ton of interesting sites, many of which will have you asking, “How did I not know about this before?” And, when you add in all the reader contributions in the comments, it’s more like “202 resources to rock your freelance writing world.”

You Don’t Need a Niche to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career: When people ask me what topics I like to write on, I generally say, “I’m an omnivore.” So, maybe Anne Wayman is preaching to my own personal choir on this one, but truth is truth: Finding a niche is not a magic wand, and it’s no way to start a serious freelancing business.

Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!

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  1. says

    Great lineup, Jake! Thanks for including my link.

    I’m with you — never invested in the notion that writer’s block is an actual condition. I think it’s at best boredom, at worst self-indulgent whining. If you’re stuck, it’s because you need to get excited about the work again, or that you don’t like work.