Writing

Freelance Writing Lessons From a Rude Editor: 7 Takeaways

This article was originally published on MakeALivingWriting.com.  For a while, I had a large client that hired many writers. My contact was an editor who managed the freelance staff. He was an abrupt man who spared no feelings. At the time, I had only worked directly with clients. I could meet their goals, but my writing …

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How to Write Effective Blog Post Titles [Guide]

Your headline is like a job interview or meeting your date’s father. You only get one impression, so you better not screw it up. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what most people do. They write a lack-luster headline, so no one reads their article. In fact, most content doesn’t get shared at all. An effective headline is the …

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22 Reasons You’re a Terrible Writer (and How to Fix It)

There is a misconception that writing requires certain inborn talent. I concede that talent helps. There’s a level of skill that can only be achieved when the right genetic switches are flipped, but that dais is quite high and rarely necessary. You probably won’t be the next Dostoyevsky, Faulkner or Vonnegut, but you don’t need …

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