Looking for a freelance writer?

Hi! I’m glad you’re here. It’s a stressful time to be alive and trying to run a business, but I’m here to help. If you need fresh, compelling content for your blog — words that’ll bring readers flocking to your site — let’s connect. I write in the following niches:

  • Parenting
  • Gardening
  • Writing craft
  • Book/literature/authors/reading
  • Marketing

Here’s a list of articles I’ve written and published recently.


5 Tips on Confidently Raising a Bilingual Kid in a Non-Spanish Speaking Community

Gardener’s Path

The Best Companion Plants to Grow with Pumpkins

Train Those Melons on a Trellis: How to Grow Cantaloupe Vertically

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow With Corn

How to Propagate Boysenberries

11 of the Best Pumpkins To Grow for Pies, Purees, and Other Treats

How to Blanch Celery in the Garden (And Why You Should!)

The Benefits of Boysenberry: Why You Need This Brambly Hybrid in Your Life

How to Choose the Best Halloween Pumpkins to Grow in Your Garden

How to Grow Cantaloupe in Containers

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

When and How to Harvest Cantaloupe, the Sweetest Garden Candy

How to Grow Sunflowers, a Beautiful and Tasty Addition to Your Landscape

When and How to Harvest Boysenberries, a Tart Summertime Delight

How to Grow and Care for Boysenberry Bushes

Tips for Growing Violets in Containers

How to Grow Cantaloupe in the Garden

How to Identify and Control Garlic Pests

How to Grow Broccoli in Containers

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Garlic

The Three Ways to Propagate Garlic

Tips for Growing Garlic in Containers

39 of the Best Violet Varieties

Tips for Growing Carrots Indoors

How to Grow Rhubarb from Seed

When and How to Harvest Rhubarb

How to Grow Rhubarb in Containers

13 of the Best Rhubarb Varieties for Your Garden

11 of the Best Crocus Varieties for Your Garden

How to Grow Beets in Containers

9 of the Best Arugula Varieties for Your Vegetable Patch

9 Reasons Your Crocus May Not Bloom

How and When to Harvest Arugula

Can Crocus Grow in the Cold and Snow?

When to Plant Crocus Bulbs

How to Propagate Basil

How to Grow Celery, a Marshland Plant Turned Tasty Veggie


How to Begin a Novel

What is Amazon Listing Optimization?

What’s The Best Amazon A/B Testing Tool For You?

Testing E-commerce Listings Against Competitors: PickFu Interview with EcomCrew

Using PickFu for Amazon FBA: Interview with Tamara Tee

Which One Won? Testing Covers for a Book About Learning French

Which One Won? How to Test Book Cover Designs Like a Bestselling Author

Which One Won? Deciding the Best Book Title Ideas for a Book About Decision-Making

Which One Won? How to Write a Medical Book Title

Which One Won? Designing a Book Cover About Postpartum Depression

Which One Won? Testing Memoir Titles

Which One Won? Testing Book Covers to See if They Give Too Much Away

Which One Won? Testing to Find Out What Book Covers Appeal to Kids

Which One Won? Ranking Book Cover Design Ideas

Which One Won? Book Cover Design Ideas that Appeal to Working Moms


Dear World, Can You Try to be A Little Nicer to Toddlers?

This is What it Looks Like When Your Kid is a Sensory Seeker

I’m Terrified of Sending My 3-Year-Old to School

I Think My Son Might Have Autism

Lactation Consultants Actually Made Breastfeeding Worse for Me

It Happened to Me: The Epidural For my C-Section Didn’t Work

An Open Letter to the Mom Who Judged My Speech-Delayed Son

When You Do Everything Right for Sleep Training and it Still Doesn’t Work

What I Wish I Had Said to the Mom Who Smacked My Baby

I Completely Regret Putting My Toddler in Swimming Lessons

The Thing No One Tells You About Secondary Infertility

Why You Need to Start a Book Club With Your Mom Friends ASAP


The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up the Pace in Your Novel

How to Develop Subplots into Story Magic

Why You Need Physicality in Your Descriptive Writing

Resource Review: “Writing Irresistible Kidlit” by Mary Kole

Resource Review: “Wired for Story” by Lisa Cron

Resource Review: “Story” by Robert McKee

Resource Review: “Self-Editing for Fiction Writers” by Renni Browne and Dave King

Jumper Media

How Authors Can Use Instagram and Facebook Together to Increase Book Sales

How to Show Emotion on Instagram with the Objective Correlative 

Your Dog Advisor

How to Potty Train Your Dog—Without A Crate

Teaching Your Dog to “Say” Yes or No

My German Shepherd Died of Bladder Cancer. Here’s What I Regret the Most.

My Dog Almost Got Killed by a Moose. Here’s What You Need to Know.

7 Signs Your Dog May Be Depressed and What You Can Do About It

The 10 Best Dog Foods for Older Dogs

The Best Kong Products for Big Dogs

How a Flexi Leash Healed My Relationship With My Dog

The Best Nylabone Products for Puppies

Blogging Story

On Writing and Motherhood: Navigating a New Way of Life

A Tale of Two Moose

How to Get a Literary Agent

Book Riot

I Have A Really Big Problem with Netflix’s YOU

Literary Tourism: Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley

17 Irresistibly Bookish Earrings from Etsy

I Grew Up With Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here’s Why I Won’t Be Reading Her Books to my Son.

Meet the People Who “Drank the Kool-Aid” (And Why We Should Stop Saying That)


Contact me using the form below or find me on my social media platforms:

Twitter: @lauraomelchor

Facebook: Laura Ojeda Melchor

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lauraojedamelchor

Instagram: @lauraojedamelchor

You can see my full CV here: Laura Ojeda Melchor Curriculum Vitae.






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