The Blue Inkwell started as a blog for nonfiction writers…chicken shit nonfiction writers, to be exact. If you’re looking for old posts about nonfiction writing, hit the Archives. Everything is still here, I just moved it to the Archives to make way for a slightly different approach as the Blue Inkwell continues to evolve.
The blog is pretty easy to navigate, but if you need a little clarification, here’s a breakdown of where to find what.
The Getting Started category of posts has useful information for writers just getting started. We cover preparing samples for content companies and private clients. We talk about setting up business processes, preparing to juggle multiple commitments, and other stuff of interest to a new writer just getting started.
The Freelance Writing Markets category covers content companies, working with private clients, and landing print publication gigs. We talk about where to go, who’s good to work with, what it’s like to work with certain companies, editors, and publications, as well as where to find work. If it relates to generating revenues and landing gigs, it’s here.
Tools and Resources covers useful stuff. From softwares to online services, research sites to search terms, we cover it all here. If you want to know what you need, where to get it, and how to use it, it’s here.
Creating a Web Presence is something almost every freelance writer ultimately must tackle. Whether it’s a free hosted blog about your own writing adventures or a website advertising your services, at some point you’ll need to learn how to set up your own site. We cover that here with reviews of different hosting options, blogging platforms, and how-to’s.
The Writing Life category covers everything else. From a day in the life to work/life balance, if it involves living as a professional freelance writer, it’s here. You’ll find stuff useful for writing part time, full time, as a hobby, or as a profession. We talk about everything related to living and working as a writer.