Project Semicolon: A Different Take on the Semicolon

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Sticklers for punctuation seem to have a thing for the semicolon. There are those who don’t really pay much attention to its use, while others may not have a clue. Then there are those who utterly dislike it. “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites […]

Become an Exceptional Writer with Udemy’s “Writing with Flair” Course [FREEBIE ALERT]

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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ― Albert Einstein We’re still alive, aren’t we? We continue to look for new clients and work with existing clients. Shouldn’t we then apply Einstein’s words to our professional lives? Shouldn’t we find ways to continue growing professionally? The reason I’m writing about this […]

How Good a Writer Do You Have to Be to Earn Six Figures?

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Editor’s note: This post was written by David Wilkening, who was a newspaper writer in Chicago, Detroit, Washington and Orlando before becoming a freelance writer more than three decades ago. He was a newspaper feature writer and Washington Bureau Chief. He was an editor at Orlando Magazine and Travel Weekly for years and contributed to […]

Writers, Kick Self-Doubt in the Bum!

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Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience self-doubt more than other people. This is because we create things by transforming abstract ideas into concrete, readable words; and this makes us […]

What Writing Does to Your Brain [Infographic]

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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 […]

4 Habits That Give Freelancers a Bad Name

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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, […]