Category: Freelance Writing

A Personal eBook Project

I’ve written several eBooks of varying length and varying topics. They can be brilliant excursions into a topic that holds you or they can be a complete pain in the B-hind. They also don’t tend to pay so well in my opinion but as a relative novice to the market, I haven’t gotten enough eBooks

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Monday, Monday !

Well here we are again – Mondays are great as far as I’m concerned as yet another week beckons and though it’s half-term the sprogs are pitch and putting with mum. It may be a damp day outside but the dogs are walked and I’ve already chucked 7,000 words into the PC and having my

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Blesse or Blessay?

Having an idyllic weekend i.e. no kids, I was able to do all the man type stuff normally reserved for such rare times. Watch rugby, drink beer, wake up with a hangover at what ever time of the day I damn well please! After chopping a ton of firewood I retired to my living room

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Irenooshka to the Rescue

After a mixed week which has seen England fall to the Springboks (and that was a TRY you blind Aussie ‘erbert) as well as my own romantic escapades, I’m sitting here in my living room working on a numb bum while contemplating the week ahead. Last week has seen the first draft on a companion

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Stopping readers in their tracks! Advice for internet writing

Internet writing is not as easy as it first appears. Writers who write articles for the internet have to keep some things in mind. It is essential for you to realize that you have 5-7 seconds to capture the attention of readers, otherwise they will move on. The internet, being the way it is, enables

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

I spend a fair amount of time with my children’s school helping out when I can. I was recently asked to talk to my son’s class as part of a “bring your parent in so the little brats darlings can grill them” exercise. “What job do you do?” was one of several eager questions thrown

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Get A Freelancer

I posted a short while ago on a commission I won for a PowerPoint presentation for a business competition and fund raising exercise that needed to be undertaken in English with foreign owners at the helm of the company. This was Get A Freelancer or GAF as it is more commonly known by users. I’ve

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Be a Control Freak with TCP

I’ve been caught on the hop with recent developments as work seems to have stepped up a gear both in terms of volume and the quality. I’ve missed deadlines; a cardinal writing sin! There is no-one else responsible, it’s me and frankly, I just was not prepared so immersed have I become in attracting business,

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Update on Writing in the Real World

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I was going to start experimenting with finding work in the real publishing world rather than just for online consumption. I bought a couple of books to help me, one being The Writers Handbook and the other The Freelance Writer’s Guide by Andrew Croft. I cannot report

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