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Articles by Tom Meitner

Tom Meitner spends pretty much his entire day writing - and loves it. He is a freelance copywriter, self-published author, and fiction ghostwriter. You can learn more about Tom and his work at his website, TomMeitner.com, or by following him on Facebook When he's not glued to the screen of his Chromebook, Tom is spending time with his wife and kids in Wisconsin, likely eating some form of cheese.

Why a Bad Ending Can Ruin a Great Story

Why a Bad Ending Can Ruin a Great Story

A great story can be ruined by a bad ending. There are simple rules to follow that can help you avoid that from happening. Save your ending and keep your readers!

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Variety, Flexibility, and Security: Why Writing Is the Best Career

Variety, Flexibility, and Security: Why Writing Is the Best Career

If you haven't started building your writing portfolio, now is the time to get going. There's never been a better environment for writers to thrive, and you can get started right away.

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To Niche or Not To Niche: How to Specialize as a Freelance Copywriter

To Niche or Not To Niche: How to Specialize as a Freelance Copywriter

Looking for a boost to your freelance writing career? It's time to pick a niche. But where do you look? These 18 different niches can be your jumping-off point to higher profits and more clients.

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3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

Stealing is wrong, isn't it? But maybe you didn't realize that most successful writers steal when they start out. This is how they developed their voice – and how you can, too.

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5 Strategies for Dealing with Distractions

5 Strategies for Dealing with Distractions

Distractions have claimed hours from every writer. If you want to be prolific, you have to find a way past them. Here are some apps and strategies to supercharge your productivity.

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How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

Creativity seems elusive, especially when you look at the brilliant ideas that successful writers have come up with. Where do those ideas come from? Here are the ways that prolific and creative writers are able to come up with great ideas – and develop them into pure genius.

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"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

Successful writers seem to have the perfect lives, right? They get to write every day and get paid handsomely to do it. But behind the scenes, there are sacrifices and struggles that maybe you haven't considered. Here's why you can't put any writer's life on a pedestal.

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Free Yourself from Writing Apps with Markdown

Free Yourself from Writing Apps with Markdown

Markdown is a universal writing language you can use in any app – and it future-proofs your work. Learn the basics today and forget about being stuck with one writing app or another!

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How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Writer Using a Chromebook

How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Writer Using a Chromebook

Yes, a Chromebook can support a six-figure writing business. I should know ⁠–⁠ I've been doing it for years. Here's how.

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How Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

How Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

Increasing your creativity and productivity can help your writing career. But how do you do it effectively? With this one simple, free practice.

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How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

Stand-up comedy is a great American institution – and you may not realize it, but it's also a great source of expert storytellers. Let's take a look at a few of the best comedians of all time and how they can make you a better writer.

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The Overlooked Reason Your Blog Loses Readers – And How to Fix It

The Overlooked Reason Your Blog Loses Readers – And How to Fix It

Your blog's speed could be costing you readers – and you don't even know it. Learn how to test your blog's speed, and how to make it faster without spending a dime.

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Why Writing for Yourself Could Be the Key to Success

Why Writing for Yourself Could Be the Key to Success

"Write to market" is one of the secrets to building an audience for your work. But is it the right piece of advice? I'm here to argue that writing for yourself is actually more useful – and it could be what launches your long-term writing career.

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Writing Is the Best (and the Worst): How to Decide Whether or Not to Be a Pro Writer

Writing Is the Best (and the Worst): How to Decide Whether or Not to Be a Pro Writer

It's never been a better time to be a writer. But don't go into it blind. If you want a career as a writer, you need to know the pros and the cons to make an informed decision.

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Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Remote work can be great for your productivity, but it's important to get out of the home office and among the living. Here are some ways – even for introverts.

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