Articles about blogging

11 Types of Queries that Win Writing Assignments

by Jennifer Xue Aug 09, 2018

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

by Jennifer Xue Jul 27, 2018

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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Why Writing Helps You Figure Out What You Believe

by Kathy Edens Jul 27, 2018

Why Writing Helps You Figure Out What You Believe

Being a writer is like being a browser with hundreds of tabs open. You have tons of ideas flying by at every moment, but might not have enough time to capture them. The good news is, the more you build the habit of writing, the more you can jot down. And writing can even help with the biggest questions of all.

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Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

by Zara Altair Jul 17, 2018

Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

Learn how to write content for the new conversational search tool on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides content writers with a sound strategy and eight steps to get started.

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Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

by Kathy Edens Jul 17, 2018

Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

What kind of "fowl" are you—an early bird or a night owl? Author Kathy Edens examines how to best take advantage of your productive hours to write more.

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Free Online Grammar Checker

by Lisa Lepki Jul 12, 2018

Free Online Grammar Checker

Nothing makes a reader lose faith in a writer faster than a grammar error!

The ProWritingAid Editing Tool is one of the world’s best grammar-checkers, but it also looks at elements of style and structure that help you make your writing as strong and clear as possible. Here's a quick guide to how it works.

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How to Fall in Love with Writing... Especially if You’re Not a Writer

by Kathy Edens Jun 28, 2018

How to Fall in Love with Writing... Especially if You’re Not a Writer

Nothing can be more intimidating to a writer than the blank page. In this article, we examine how to love writing, even when it feels impossible.

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Why AI Will Never Replace Writers

by Kathy Edens Jun 28, 2018

Why AI Will Never Replace Writers

Everywhere you look, there are chatbots taking over customer service, self-driving cars populating the roads, and virtual reality games augmenting the real world. But will AI ever truly take over writing from humans? Author Kathy Edens explains why not.

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6 Content Certifications You Should Check Out

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

6 Content Certifications You Should Check Out

Many freelancers today, even those at the top, have no formal education—just years of working in the trenches to learn what makes content effective. With content mills making the barrier to entry low for writers, how can you stand out from the crowd if you don’t have experience?

This is where certifications can help. Read about six online options to build your credentials.

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10 Websites to Help Improve Your Grammar

by Hayley Milliman Jun 06, 2018

10 Websites to Help Improve Your Grammar

Learning grammar doesn't have to be difficult! With these free tools, you'll be mastering your comma usage in no time.

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The 10 Best Facebook Groups for Writers

by Kathy Edens Jun 06, 2018

The 10 Best Facebook Groups for Writers NOTE: After getting a ton of amazing feedback from users, we updated this page for 2018.Check it out here: Our Favorite Facebook Groups for Writers - updated for 2018

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Pivot to Promotion: What to Do After Writing an Epic Piece

by Gregory Heilers Jun 01, 2018

Pivot to Promotion: What to Do After Writing an Epic Piece

Four years into my professional content marketing career, and a year into running a joint venture agency, it has finally dawned on me. How well an article is written is trumped EVERY SINGLE TIME by the quality of the promotion tactics backing it. Before your pencil-gnashing breaks that thing in two – let me explain!

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Why Writing for Customers is Your Best SEO Strategy

by Zara Altair May 19, 2018

Why Writing for Customers is Your Best SEO Strategy

With mobile and voice device usage increasing, answering customers’ questions is the key to relevancy. Here are some tips on sourcing the best questions to answer.

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Let’s Get Possessive

by Justin Cox May 19, 2018

Let’s Get Possessive

Defining possessive nouns is tricky. There are several unique rules that can confuse even the most seasoned writer.

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To ‘to’ or not to ’too’: that is the question!

by Justin Cox May 09, 2018

To ‘to’ or not to ’too’: that is the question!

Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.

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How Ghostwriters Fill Their Portfolios

by ProWritingAid May 09, 2018

How Ghostwriters Fill Their Portfolios

Here are a few tips to help you build a portfolio that maintains your ghostwriting clients’ confidentiality while still proving your abilities.

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9 Ways to Network on Twitter

by Kate Peers May 09, 2018

9 Ways to Network on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to follow commissioning editors, contact fellow writers and search for case studies. Here we show you nine ways to network on Twitter.

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How to Write With Conviction

by Justin Cox Apr 30, 2018

How to Write With Conviction

Do you have what it takes to write an amazing persuasive essay? Follow this updated version of the hamburger method and start persuading your audience!

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Repeating Yourself is Redundant: or, A Pleonasm For Your Thoughts?

by Justin Cox Apr 30, 2018

Repeating Yourself is Redundant: or, A Pleonasm For Your Thoughts?

Pleonasms are common in speech but should be avoided at all costs. Do you have what it takes to diagnose and eliminate them from your writing?

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Know Your Acronyms

by Justin Cox Apr 30, 2018

Know Your Acronyms

While acronyms add a colloquial flair to writing, they are easy to misuse. If we’re not careful, improper usage will cause readers to cringe in pain.

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