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How to Motivate Yourself in Four Easy Ways

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The “how do I motivate myself” question has probably been asked – and answered – a trillion times. Why do we still hear it? Why do we still ask it? It’s because there are always going to be periods in which we need all the help we can get to climb out of that well of demotivation. I’m an expert – at experiencing low periods, that is. As for motivating myself…that’s a whole different story. I’ve learned quite a few things, though, so I’m going to share them with you today. They’ve worked for me (at different times), and I [Read more…]

From the Writer’s Perspective: How to Get In on the SEO Scene

From the Writer's Perspective: How to Get In on the SEO Scene

Freelance writing has lately been turning into writing to improve a company’s SEO. Although this may not be your specialty or your ultimate goal as a writer, it’s a good way to make ends meet in the meantime, and it’s where you’ll find a lot of freelancing gigs. This means that understanding and breaking into the SEO industry might help you land these types of jobs. Although SEO is a fairly new concept when it comes to writing content, it’s something that many writers today are having to scramble to understand; especially if they were trained in other areas. Writers [Read more…]

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 prone to criticism – whether constructive or not. Source Self-doubt may kick in in different situations: you have a new client; your existing client has a different type of material he wants written; you’re working on a topic you haven’t worked on before; or you [Read more…]

What Building a New Habit Can Teach You About Becoming More Than Just a Competent Freelance Writer

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Sam Eddy, the founder of Fulfilling Aspirations. He wants you to know that changing your habits can help you accomplish big things. If you’re interested in knowing more, click here. Ever feel like you’re stuck at being just a competent freelance writer? Yes, you attract the type of clients you want and charge them what you’re worth. Yes, you stay in touch with former clients, sending them a short email to say hi. Yes, you no longer worry about sliding down the slippery slope of an ever-expanding project, because you have a clause [Read more…]

20 Quick Creative Writing Prompts

20 Quick Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing isn’t always easy. Even the most creative writer sometimes finds himself/herself stuck on a chapter, a scene, or a paragraph. When that happens, you can always force yourself to go on, or you can take a break. You can also turn to other things that may help bring more out of you – creative writing prompts. Here are 20 quick creative writing prompts that are fun and “easy”. When you need a break from whatever it is that’s giving you problems, check these out. 1. Write about something ugly–war, fear, hate, or cruelty–but find the beauty (silver lining) [Read more…]

Why You Should Write Even If You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Why You Should Write Even If You Don't Feel Like Writing

You’re probably thinking, “Sure, been there; done that. I didn’t even bother to collect the t-shirt.” There is a point in every writer’s life when he just doesn’t feel like writing. Whatever the reason may be, it does not matter when you’re that point. You just probably want to do anything but write, but let me give you a little tug – back to earth. Source If you’re a writer, you should write even if you don’t feel like it. Of course, there are exceptions, but if you want to be a better writer, then you’ll have to push yourself [Read more…]

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