7 Things Authors Can Teach Bloggers

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Just because some authors wrote on one of these instead of a computer doesn’t mean that their advice isn’t useful for modern writers.
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In the past 20 or so years, blogging has separated itself out as an art form. Uniquely separate from the newspaper articles that they once imitated, blog posts continue to evolve as sites become more interactive and mobile. Attention-grabbing headings, rhetoric, data, social sharing, and media are all essential parts of any popular blog. However, as freelance writers, we should not leave thousands of years of written tradition in the dust. To understand the present, we must understand the past, which is why any writer should study what literature has to offer. Read more ›

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Typographical Trivia to Increase Your Nerd Cred

Type blocks

Impress your nerdiest friends by learning some fun words about typography!
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If you’re the type of person who frequents freelance writing sites, you’re probably also a logophile, someone who loves words — a word nerd, if you will. But while some people geek out about words, others find themselves fascinated by parts of words, about the individual characters and parts of characters that make up what we write. Many interesting terms exist to describe what we see on a page of text, from parts of individual letters to the spacing between them. Here, then, is a list of typographical terms that word-lovers are sure to devour. (If nothing else, learning these words might help you win at Scrabble.) Read more ›

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Don’t Get Fooled: More Commonly Confused Words

U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol is in Washington, America’s capital.
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Sometimes, it can be hard to know which is the right word to use in a given situation. It’s almost like certain words in the English language were created solely to confuse us! We’ve taken a look at a few of these situations before, but we’re always coming across new ones. Here, then, we’ll make another attempt at clearing up the confusion with some often-mixed-up words. Hopefully, these tricky spelling traps won’t catch you! Read more ›

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7 Tips for Meeting Deadlines as a Freelance Writer

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Adhering to deadlines is a make-or-break skill in the world of freelance writing. Ensure that you don’t drop the ball with these tips!
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As a freelance writer, you’re your own boss, administrator, assistant, and manager. It takes a certain type of person with a certain work ethic to be a freelance writer. But even for experienced freelancers, meeting deadlines can be rather taxing. Here are some tips and tricks for staying on top of things: Read more ›

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Pros and Cons of Working from Home

As many of us are still making that horrible winter commute, some are considering freelance writing from home as a happy alternative. However, there are many pros and cons of working from home. See if that new lifestyle is right for you!

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