Tag: professional writer

5 things not to say to a writer

As any professional writer will tell you, you’ll hear a lot more negativity than positivity out there.  The goal is to focus on the positivity, of course, but there are those lines that just somehow always manage to sneak through your thick skin and bug the heck out of you. Here are my own “most likely to punch you in the face” lines.

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How to win over a customer

As if researching, writing and editing weren’t enough to handle as a professional writer, you also have to figure out creative ways to win over the customer.  With all of the competition out there, it may seem that trying to keep the customer interested is an impossible task, but you’ll be pleased to learn that it isn’t.  It simply goes back to the core concept of why you’re in business in the first place: because you’re good at what you do.

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3 warning signs of writer burnout

You’re in the business because you love writing, but the reality is that that love of writing can only go so far.  The days get long, the words get harder to type out, and you just simply get tired.  Writer’s burnout is a real thing, and it can creep up on you faster and easier than you might think.  Here are some warning signs that you need to take a step back from the keyboard.

On a grey table is a smoking cracked lightbulb with a red filament

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