Tag: Freelance Writing

How to Make the Donuts: Being a Writer

Being a successful writer isn’t that hard. You just have to be very creative, no pun intended. You have to see the opportunities that are available, but don’t always seem so obvious. That’s how you stand out and forge your own way in this world. There are so many writers on the internet and they

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Fighting Writer’s Block

I wrote about getting started in writing, that sometimes the beginning is the hardest part. But, writer’s block is a completely different monster. See, getting started is often difficult but at least the writer has something to say. Writer’s block is where you hit a mental wall and you have absolutely nothing at all. Some

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How to Establish a Web Presence for your Writing Services

As my time has become increasingly taken up with writing website content these past few weeks, I’ve decided to take the plunge and set my own website up to showcase my wares. I purchased for the princely sum of $7.99 (about £4) the domain name www.ghostslair.com through GoDaddy.com, a domain name registrar and hosting company

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Cooking for Writers: A Recipe for a Great Paper

Writing for a writer becomes a habitual process where the flow comes and just gets rolling. Pages and pages full of words course from our brains and through our hands in no time at all. It’s like giving a knife to a cook. The meal doesn’t take long at all to be ready. Staying with

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What’s It All About Alfie? or Why Bother With Good Writing?

No pop metaphysical descriptions here on the life of a rake, my son is too young to really appreciate the humour and pathos in Alfie but he put me on the spot during half-term with some rebellious comments on homework. “Why do I have to write good stuff anyway Dad?” At the time I was

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Aristotle, Aristotle was a Bugger for the Bottle….and Brainstorming

“Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle and could drink you under the table.” Monty Python   Brainstorming new ideas for scribbling is a key part of the composition process. In a practical sense, brainstorming is essential when you have a commission to produce 40 articles on the same topic and by the time

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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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