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Articles by Jennifer Xue

Jennifer Xue is an award-winning e-book author with 2,500+ articles and 100+ e-books/reports published under her belt. She also taught 50+ college-level essay and paper writing classes. Her byline has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Business.com, Business2Community, Addicted2Success, Good Men Project, and others. Her blog is JenniferXue.com. Follow her on Twitter @jenxuewrites.

What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

Every writer has a "voice." It's a unique signature that combines the use of diction, punctuation, and syntax. In fiction, it also includes having a specific dialogue style, and character development. In non-fiction, it generally comprises of owning a distinctive viewpoint, framework, and paradigm. What is an author's "voice" anyway? Is this "voice" identical with writing style? How can a new writer cultivate his or her own unique voice? If you already have an author's voice, what can you do to polish it and take it to the next level?

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The Game Plan to Become a Best-Selling Self-Published Author

The Game Plan to Become a Best-Selling Self-Published Author

Today, anyone with a laptop can publish books. In this article, we'll discuss what you need to know about Amazon and what you can do to make your book stand out among millions of book titles. This is the ultimate game plan for self-published authors.

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How to Become an Instant Subject Matter Expert  

How to Become an Instant Subject Matter Expert  

Sometimes a corporate copywriter or a non-fiction freelance writer must write about subjects that they know little, or nothing, about. It may sound impossible, but it can and will be done. Here are 12 top tips to becoming a subject matter expert.

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The Introvert Writer's Guide to Promoting Freelance Services

The Introvert Writer's Guide to Promoting Freelance Services

Many writers are introverts. And introverts make up 47 to 55 per cent of the population. In this article, we'll discuss what being an introvert means and how an introverted writer can effectively promote freelance services without having to "pretend" to be an extrovert.

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How to Choose Self-Publishing Services

How to Choose Self-Publishing Services

Today is the golden age of self-published authors. With an excellent idea, some creative juices, the tenacity to complete a manuscript, professional editing, and a robust marketing platform, you can have your work published and sold all over the world. Choosing the most appropriate self-publishing service is crucial to your success. Take a look at these five routes and decide which is right for you.

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How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

Want an A+ on your next college essay? We'll help you earn it with these tips.

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11 Types of Queries that Win Writing Assignments

11 Types of Queries that Win Writing Assignments

A freelance writer is an entrepreneur, one who's responsible for generating new leads, getting clients, and producing deliverables. For this, you need to make yourself known to editors and corporate clients. One of the proven methods is pitching. In this article, we'll discuss the 11 types of query e-mails to send out based on the types of publication and their business status.

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The Pros and Cons of Writing for a Content Mill

The Pros and Cons of Writing for a Content Mill

Starting out as a freelance writer requires more than a strong determination. You may need to accept low-paying assignments just to break into the profession. For this reason, many new writers work for content mills. Despite its bad reputation, there are actually some pros in writing for these companies.

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How to Price Your Writing Services

How to Price Your Writing Services

Writing professionally is one of the most flexible careers out there. You can work from anywhere in the world at any time of the day or night. Charging the right rates determines your lifestyle and financial independence as a working writer.

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How to Train Your Writing Mind

How to Train Your Writing Mind

Writing is both hard and easy. It requires on-going training of the mind, so it gets easier every single time. Discover how to find the state of flow and stay there for as long as possible.

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