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What Writing Does to Your Brain [Infographic]

writing and the brain

We’re all writers here, although we do sometimes struggle with how to call/label ourselves. One thing is for sure, though: we know that there are wonderful things that happen in our brains when we write. However, have you ever really thought (or read) about what writing does to your brain? I found this interesting, albeit not-so-recent, infographic about writing and your brain, and I thought I’d share it with you today. There are a lot of insights to be discovered, but here is a quick summary: The physical act of writing brings information to the forefront and triggers your brain [Read more…]

4 Habits That Give Freelancers a Bad Name

bad freelancer habits

In all the years (almost a decade) I’ve been freelancing, I think I have taken on every possible gig out there – from content writing to product description writing to blogging to magazine writing to ad writing to coordinating/managing other freelancers. I’d like to say I have had my fair share of experience, and lately, I’ve been interacting with some people who hire freelancers. Source Sad to say, it seems that a common thread in the different conversations I have had is that freelancers are not always the best people to work with. Being a freelancer myself, those conversations made [Read more…]

Are You Writing for the Wrong Reasons?

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I have been thinking about why I write for the past several weeks, and it has not been an easy ride. For one, there are different kinds of writing, and reasons for writing do not fall into the one-size-fits-all bucket. Still, I think that, for people who mainly make a living out of writing, the question is a good one to think about – when you do not have urgent deadlines looming, perhaps. Image source Let’s get the “I need to bring home the bacon” reason out of the way, because, let’s face it – we need to provide for [Read more…]

Introducing the FWJ Resources Area

Introducing the FWJ Resources Area

Freelance Writing Jobs was born out of a sense of community, of freelance writers helping each other out in various ways. With the passing of time comes change, as we all know, and in the past years, we have had to cut back on regularly publishing fresh content other than job listings. Source What we’ve got for you One thing you may not have been aware of is that we have been wanting to bring you more in terms of resources for freelance writers. Earlier this year, we started working on the idea that our community ought to have a [Read more…]

Write for FWJ as a Guest Author!

Guest Posting

One of the main goals of Freelance Writing Jobs has always been to nurture a community of freelance writers online. We have undergone so many changes over the years, and those of you who have been following the site for many years will remember how more content was served up regularly. Due to various reasons, Freelance Writing Jobs has focused mainly on providing daily job lists to freelance writers all over the world, but our belief in fostering communication and encouraging discussion has not waned one bit. In spite of the fact that we have tons of timeless, relevant content [Read more…]

Are You Aware of the Ongoing WordPress Global Attack?

WordPress global attack

You might be wondering why on earth we’re writing about WordPress on FWJ, but if you run your own blog and you use the platform, then you have to be aware of the WordPress global attack that has been the talk of that scene in recent days. We’re not all techie, and  you may even rely on other people to deal with the technical aspects of your site. If you do some tech tinkering yourself, though, it’s best to be aware of events such as this ongoing WordPress global attack. I don’t want to go too much into the details, but [Read more…]

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