Tag: Freelance Writing

The Name’s Bond, James Bond…..

Being Something I’m Not   Cue music, lights, camera and….ACTION !   Actually… errm … not really.   In real life I’m not exactly James Bond material, though I’ve had some moments when On Her Majesty’s Service; however, my days of jumping out of planes and looking like Action Man ended 20 years and 3

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Why should you critique your own writing?

Writing gives a two dimensional structure a three dimensional look. It creates visuals in the mind of your readers. It gives some form to a non-existent structure. Once put down in print, you have actually captured and contained it. Your idea has been made presentable. The more you do it, the more you are able

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That Was the Week That Was

The last few days seem to have gone by in something of a whirl as new projects have come in and many of them from existing clients looking for more writing from me. Adding this layer of repeat business to the work won from bidding on new projects and I find myself needing some help

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How Much Am I Worth?

  Don’t Be Backwards in Asking for a Higher Rate of Pay   Starting out as a novice writer holds enough obstacles, so much so that I was happy to accept almost any writing project no matter what the pay. That soon changed as the compliments started coming in and I realised that actually clients

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BOOK REVIEW: The Questions That One Needs To Answer

An analytical or critical review of a book is not essentially its summary. It is a description and an evaluation on the quality and significance of the book, in light of specific issues and theoretical concerns. It should focus on the book’s purpose, content, and authority. It is a work where the strengths and weaknesses

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Generating Interesting Articles and Titles – Part Two

  Delving into parts we should not have to reach….colon cleansing made “interesting” My previous post provided some generic formulae widely used for generating articles and titles that readers are attracted to. As a professional writer, you are not always in a position to pick and choose your assignments and you may be faced with

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Mistakes That Ruin Your Writing Credibility

The following are the most common mistakes that people make when writing for fiction, a manuscript or looking to promote a book title.   Poor grammar, spelling, typos and usage One of the basic aspects of writing is being grammatically correct, without making silly spelling mistakes. The single most common error that people make is

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Generating Interesting Articles and Titles – Part One

  Colon Cleansing is not a pleasant subject but…….. As a writer for hire, you may have some choice over your subject matter, but realistically you’ll take any work that pays what you are looking for. It’s a stark choice between paying the bills or not and like someone said, “I’ve been rich and I’ve

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Article Templates – How To Write An Article

  Learn How to Write an Article Now this may seem like teaching granny to suck eggs; however, I assure you it is not. Assignments frequently arrive for articles to be delivered in batches usually following a related or common theme. They may need to be twisted slightly to accommodate different keywords and phrases for

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