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On Fitting Life into Work, Instead of Vice-Versa

By Elizabeth Hanes / April 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

I often talk about the money aspect of freelancing. Sure, I make good money. Great money, compared to many writers. But money isn’t life. One of the main reasons I love the freelance lifestyle is because it allows me to fit my work into my life instead of having to fit my life into my […]

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The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

By Elizabeth Hanes / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

Aspiring nurse-writers frequently ask me what skills and knowledge they need before they can launch a freelance writing business. Many nurses already possess all the qualifications they need to become a professional writer, though they may not know it. So today I thought I’d tell you what I consider to be the “essential skills” required […]

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One, Two, No-Three: How to Launch Your Writing Career in Two Easy Steps

By Elizabeth Hanes / April 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Recently, I invited everyone to “Ask Me Anything” in a since-deleted comment thread at the old newsletter site. (Although the thread is defunct, you can still send me questions anytime.) I promised to answer those questions in future newsletters, and I’m tackling one today. Eliza asked: “Do you have a primer of the steps to […]

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Source Interview Etiquette for Freelance Nurse-Writers

By Elizabeth Hanes / April 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last month, I invited everyone to “Ask Me Anything” in a since-deleted comment thread at the newsletter site. (You can still ask me questions directly, by email!) I promised to answer those questions in future newsletters, and I’m tackling one today. Elizabeth asked: “How to interview your sources, the expected etiquette and processes?” Whether you’re […]

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3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020

By Elizabeth Hanes / December 23, 2019 / Comments Off on 3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020

Happy holidays to you! No matter which holiday(s) you celebrate – or even if you celebrate none at all – I hope you’re able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you. As nurses, we often didn’t get the opportunity to spend holidays with our loved ones because we were […]

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How Freelance Writing Works

By Elizabeth Hanes / December 17, 2019 / Comments Off on How Freelance Writing Works

In reviewing my correspondence over the past year, I’ve calculated I receive about 16 emails per month from nurses interested in learning more about becoming freelance writers. I’m always happy to respond, though you probably can understand now why I brought back RN2Writer. It’s much more efficient for me to write posts that benefit a […]

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Why You Should Abandon the Concept of “Price” in Freelance Writing

By Elizabeth Hanes / November 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Over the weekend I fielded yet another “what do I charge?” question, this time from a mid-career nurse-writer – which goes to show that pricing is a thorny issue even for seasoned freelancers. My advice to all of you with this question when it arises is this: Abandon the concept of “price,” because it’s an […]

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job?

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Don’t Quit Your Day Job?

You might be surprised to know my first (and best) advice to nurses who want to become writer is this: Don’t quit your day job. It’s not because I doubt the viability of freelance writing as a career. I’ve been making my living as a writer for the past eight years. Writing provides me with […]

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