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Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing

Are you looking for a little inspiration for your next writing venture? Consider the quotes by these famous writers: Joyce Carol Oates James A. Baldwin Maya Angelou Haruki Murakami Octavia E. Butler Neil Gaiman...
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How Much Writing Should I Do Every Day as a Freelancer?

This question is one that arises frequently for freelance writers who are new to the industry. Although it may be a little frustrating to hear, there isn’t an answer that works for everyone. Some...
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FAQs About Your Completing Your First Freelance Writing Assignment

It finally happened. You’ve pitched your work to potential clients, and someone has hired you for your first freelance writing assignment. Of course, now you have to deliver—and that is where a lot of...
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Tips for Sourcing Photos for Your Online Content

During the course of your freelance writing career, you’ll likely find quite a few clients who request that you include images with your writing. You’re more likely to encounter this if you specialize in...
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Tips for Improving Your Freelance Writing Samples

If you’re just getting started with freelance writing, one of the most important steps you’ll take is creating a portfolio. The heart of your portfolio, of course, will be the samples of your writing...
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How to Be a More Effective Interviewer

If you want to be a professional freelance writer, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is becoming a better interviewer. Whether you want to conduct interviews for publication, for quotes for...
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Tips for Writing Your First eBook

It’s easy to see why businesses want to be able to offer eBooks to their customers. Having the ability to offer an exclusive downloadable feature is a terrific way to engage customers and reward...
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What You Need to Know about Writing White Papers

If you’re thinking of expanding the services you provide as a freelance writer, you may want to consider white papers. White papers are something that nearly every company or organization will want to offer...
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Picking Profitable Writing Niches

Are you looking for a way to make the most of your freelance writing income? If so, then writing for a profitable niche could be the answer for you. Niche writing has a lot...
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How to Write an Editorial Calendar

As a freelance writer, you may asked to create an editorial calendar for a client. This is especially true if you work with a client on a regular basis rather than doing one-off pieces...