Scheduling Time for Your Articles

How long does it take to write an article? Honestly, a good one takes as long as it needs to take. So how do schedule time for your articles? It’s not enough to plug a due date into your editorial calendar, you need to carefully map out enough time to complete all the elements required. An article’s schedule is not just the time it takes to write an article, it also includes the time it takes to thoroughly research the material, interview sources, pre-plan your layout and edit the piece. Schedule time for research. This first step is key because [Read more…]

Are you finished with that article or just finished?

Getting comfortable with ‘just finishing’ is like cozying up to mediocre – it will just hold you back.

Pull your next article ideas from today's inauguration

By Terreece M. Clarke The world’s eyes are on the United States today as we swear in our first African-American President. As I watched history and prayed morning sickness wouldn’t strike in the middle of it, I found myself thinking several things. One of which was: “That would make a good article.” What can I say, I’m a writer and I find inspiration where I can! Let’s look at some of the themes and occurrences of today and shape them into article ideas using popular categories that you can further break down to fit your niche: Responsibility This was a [Read more…]

Got an Angle, Give an Angle – Need an Angle, Take an Angle


By Terreece M. Clarke Ever have an article topic that has been written about so many times you can’t see any new way to cover it? I have. This is especially true for evergreen topics. While evergreen topics are promoted because of the their timelessness and consistent audience, they can become a writer’s block trap for freelancers who are stuck trying to find a new angle.

Freelance Writing Jobs for Friday, September 19, 2008

Good morning FWJ Friends! It’s really quiet on the boards this morning but I have a few leads for you to check out. Have a great weekend everyone! Leads…. Web Marketing Intern @ ScienCentral Creative Writer – Contract – Toronto Professional Book Editor Needed – Tri-Cities, British Columbia Automotive Blogger Wanted (Canada)

Freelance Writing Jobs for Thursday, July 10, 2008

Good morning FWJ Friends! I’ve got leads for sports writers, fashion writers, bloggers and content writers for you this morning. Jobs for technical writers and copywriters and a couple of internships also made today’s list. The female online talk show host opportunity looks interesting, too! I hope that you find something that calls out to you on today’s list.

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