Why You Can’t Afford to Run Out of Ideas

Why You Can’t Afford to Run Out of Ideas

Are ideas finite? What do writers do when they run out? If you're stuck, these tips can help.

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What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

The filmmaking process is long and arduous. Yet each step helps shape and refine the film into a finished product. Here are the lessons all writers can glean from the world of filmmaking.

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Improving Your Proofreading Skills

Improving Your Proofreading Skills

Proofreading getting you down? These tips will help ensure you never miss a thing.

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Do You Need a Degree to Be a Writer?

Do You Need a Degree to Be a Writer?

Could there be a more contentious question among the diverse set of writers in the world? Should you have a writing degree to write? We explore the answer in this blog post.

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Does It Sound Right?

Does It Sound Right?

We could spend every waking moment learning grammar rules and still not have them all mastered. And that would leave zero time to actually write anything. Luckily for each of us, there’s a surefire way to avoid learning the majority of grammar rules while still adhering to them.

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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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Why Writing Helps You Figure Out What You Believe

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?

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?

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

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

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

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 English Grammar

10 Websites to Help Improve Your English 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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Pivot to Promotion: What to Do After Writing an Epic Piece

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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