Plotting a Novel: Why to Do It & How to Do It Right

The following is a guest post.

Writing a story that spans hundreds of pages and has a cohesive narrative structure takes some planning. This planning can be thought of as “writing a plot outline.” It’s a process many writers skip. But, it can literally mean the difference between starting a novel — and starting and finishing one. Read on for why….

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How to Write SEO Content — The RIGHT Way (ie, Using Google Guidelines)

Learning how to write SEO content — the right way — has evolved since this post was first written in 2011. The good thing is, the foundational basics haven’t changed all that much, as these 23 SEO writing guidelines Google published highlights….

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Keep Getting Rejected? Here are 12 Reasons You May Not Be Landing Freelance Writing Jobs

The following is a guest post by Nkuleko Sibanda.

A string of rejections early in your freelance writing career? Many newbies can relate. However, I think mine rivals Stephen King’s record. I’m a disgruntled newbie who has received well over 50 rejections (and counting) inside six months in my efforts to published online; never mind actually land freelance writing work….

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How I Consistently Write 5,000 to 10,000 Words Per Day — And You Can Too

Since 2002, I’ve written and self-published almost 100 ebooks; the bulk of them since 2011. That year, I uploaded 50 titles to Amazon; 38 of them were brand new ebooks and the rest were old titles that I revised. Between 2013 and 2016, I wrote 42 romance novellas; short titles ranging from 10,000 to 35,000 words….

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How to Write Traffic-Generating, 1,000+-Word Blog Posts – FAST!

If you’ve spent any time on this site at all, you know that I earn my living as a writer in several different ways – ie, writing for clients, self-publishing my own line of ebooks (fiction and non-fiction), writing and developing e-courses and affiliate marketing (blogging)….

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Writing Tips for Freelancers: The 5 Most Common Errors to Avoid — Are You Guilty of Any of These?

The following is a guest post by Jes Gonzalez of Scribendi.com.

As a professional editor, I’ve edited many documents and learned a lot along the way. In my work, I’ve discovered that certain errors tend to crop up again and again….

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Niche to Narrow to Make a Living?

Back in mid-December, I received the following email from someone who’s thinking about taking his professional experience and turning it into a freelance writing career. He wrote:…

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Get Paid to Write Fun Stuff: 33 “Lifestyle” Outlets that Pay Freelance Writers

Like to write “warm and fuzzy” inspirational content? In love with travel writing? Love to prose about food, wine and other libations? An avid crafter with a project to share? Well today’s freelance writing jobs leads are for you! …

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Freelance Writers: How to Write MUCH Better Copy

Next month, I’ll be turning my attention back to getting my internet marketing site up. I’ve dibbled and dabbled in internet marketing since 2008, even publishing an internet marketing newsletter for a couple of years geared toward newbies….

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NEW Freelance Writing Job: Financial Writer for Daily B2B eNewsletter Content

SmartBrief seeks financial writer for daily B2B eNewsletter content SmartBrief is seeking freelance writers to help create daily online business and consumer news e-mail publications in global financial news. Candidates would need to be available to work from 12:00AM (midnight) – 2:00AM EST AND/OR 2:00AM – 4:00AM EST Monday through Friday. Because of the overnight hours, writers in Asia and Europe are preferred. What we’re looking for:

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How to Write Better Content: Unique Tip for New Freelance Writers (and Old Ones Too!)

Written by Philip Masterson

How Weird Al Can Help You Become a Better Writer

As a new writer in the freelance industry, one of your major concerns will probably be writing a content that is free from grammar errors. Being able to successfully do this in an eye-catching manner may initially pose a challenge.

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Freelance Writing Tips: 5 Simple Steps to Crafting Almost Anything — Super Fast!

Written by Tracy Wilson

I’ve been writing for over 20 years now. In that time I’ve tried many forms – sort stories, articles, blogs, a novel, fillers, poetry – you name it! Looking back over my experiences I’ve found two things: first, there’s a lot of trial and error involved in developing as a writer, and second, most forms of writing can be summarised in one succinct process.

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