Tag: writing

3 things the young writer should know

A young writer is full of promise and potential.  They have a new voice, a new perspective, and a whole lot of energy that is focused on helping them find success.  However, anyone who’s been a professional writer for a few years knows that there are also some serious tests coming their way.  Here are some of the most important things that a writer should know!

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How to get the most out of your critiquing group

In my last two posts, I talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of critique groups, and also about their limitations.  I’ve had bad experiences in the past that make me pretty apprehensive and bitter about them.  However, they also have a unique kind of power that can really help you get ahead in professional writing.  It’s all about pairing up with the right people for the right project.  Here are some tips to help you do just that!

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The best freelancing platforms

When I started out, there wasn’t much out there for trustworthy online platforms to advertise my services, but now there seems to be one on every virtual corner!  If you’re looking at getting involved with freelancing platforms, you’ll want to take the time to figure out what the best one is.

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3 things to say to a writer

Out of nothing more than 26 letters, writers can create entire universes with characters and stories that will bring readers to tears.  Yet despite this truly awe-inspiring talent, there are many well-intentioned people out there (many of whom may be readers themselves) who don’t appreciate this effort. Here are 3 things to say to a writer you believe in. 

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The worst words ever

As much as I love words, there are just those that take up space and don’t often give you anything for it. I know that professional writers are supposed to love all words, but that’s overrated.  Some words are just completely useless and leave good writers open to ridicule when used in conversation or writing. 

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The best words ever

It’s no secret that all writers love words!  We work with them day-in and day-out and we’ve all got our favourites.  However, it isn’t too often that any of us agree on what the best words ever are.  Below are some of my favourite words that tickle me in all of my happy writer places.

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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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