Author Archives: Dennis McGeehan

About Dennis McGeehan

Dennis P. McGeehan is a husband, homeschooling Dad of eight, a Martial Artist, Freelance Writer, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild. His latest book is titled The Diaries of Joseph and Mary.

The Freelance Writer as Entrepreneur

About forty years ago, I worked at an institution for the mentally disabled. There were over 1,200 patients in the facility. Some had severe physical and mental impairments, others appeared nearly normal. Some patients spent most of their time on … Continue reading

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Laying the Groundwork

Inside every freelance writer is an author eager to break out with a best-selling book. It may be a nonfiction work dealing with a topic you are on fire to proclaim. You have dreams of giving talks on the topic … Continue reading

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Why I Freelance

I am scheduled to give a presentation on Freelance Writing at this week’s Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. I really am pleased to have this opportunity. Part of the presentation deals with why some people choose to … Continue reading

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Embrace Fear, Celebrate Failure

Thomas Edison understood that failure is a great teacher. Each time an experiment failed to yield the desired result, he moved one step closer to success. I personally felt a huge accomplishment after I served as a cantor for the … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – How to Charge for Your Services

When a freelance writer answers a call for submission, frequently the level of payment is indicated in the posting. It may be a fixed rate per article or a fixed amount per word. In applying for these types of jobs, … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – Let’$ Talk About Money

OK — I get it. I really do. You write because you’re a writer. Inside you there is a passion that has to be sated. As Catholic writers we see our writing as a vocation. Priests, nuns, and monks have … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – When to Take Time Off

One perk to freelancing is that you can decide how busy you want to be. Now the reality is if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. Many freelancers have the problem of finding work, any work, that pays. The … Continue reading

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Adages Every Freelancer Should Know

Writers, whether they are freelance magazine writers and bloggers or budding novelists, are always eager to learn something new that will propel their career to the next level. To that end they will scour the Internet for information, join forums, … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – Pasturing Your Business

How do you establish credit when no one will give you a credit card unless you have a credit history? How do you get a job if all the jobs require experience? The answer to both is — it’s hard. … Continue reading

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Seal of Approval Hiatus for First Quarter of 2016

The CWG Seal of Approval Evaluation Process will be taking a HIATUS for the 1st Quarter of 2016. We will be using this time to implement new training modules. All our evaluators, old AND NEW, will receive the new training, … Continue reading

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