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Tips for Writing Captivating Headlines






If you’re anything like me, creating an intriguing headline can be the hardest part of a magazine assignment. After all, if your headline is a dud, who’s going to want to read the rest of your work. That’s a lot of pressure for five to seven little words! When it’s time for me to come…

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4 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block






If you find yourself fidgeting in your seat and your fingers absentmindedly typing in the URL to Facebook, you may be suffering from a classic bout of writer’s block. Although it can be quite a pesky affliction, there’s nothing unusual about it in the slightest…all writers go through it from time to time. But it’s…

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Five Ways to Get over Rejection






Today we’re going to talk about rejection. It’s not a fun topic, but it’s something that is important to discuss, because as a newbie freelancer (and even as an established freelancer!), rejection happens a lot. But it’s normal, even expected, and it’s something you will have to get used to if you’re going to make…

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Top Five Reasons Why Noone is Reading Your Blog






“Why do so few people read and share my blog? How can I pimp it up?” These are just some of the questions I get from bloggers, regarding what they can do to make their blog posts more attractive. Of course, there can be a number of reasons why people don’t read your blog. Maybe…

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Three Tips that Will Boost Your Confidence as a Writer – Guaranteed!






What is the biggest obstacle for those who love to write?   According to both my professional writer friends and the students of my writing courses, it’s confidence. Or rather the lack of it. “Is this good enough? Is this stupid? What will “the others” say? Nobody will want to read this garbage. And why…

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New Year, New Angles






As writers, the holidays should be much more than just a time for celebration (though, of course, there’s plenty of room for that, too!). For freelance writers, all of the annual holidays should also serve as triggers to brainstorm potential story angles. These special occasions offer the perfect opportunity to come up with timely story “hooks”…

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“If it doesn’t come out perfect the first time, I just give up.”






Does this sound familiar? I’m sure that as a writer, you’ve said this at some point. If you are a typical human being, there’s about a 100% chance that you are getting impatient with what you can accomplish in a short amount of time with minimal effort, compared to the rest of the species on the planet….

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Freelance Magazine Writing 101 – our online course!






DO YOU DREAM OF MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR WRITING? Do you wish you could work from anywhere in the world? Maybe you’ve always wanted to see your byline in a national magazine, or maybe you secretly dream of writing a book. (I know, you want them both, right?) Our online course in freelance magazine…

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FREE Masterclass: How to Get Started in Freelance Magazine Writing






Do You Dream of Writing Freelance Articles for Magazines and Newspapers? In this free Masterclass I will give you my 7 proven steps that will help you start living your freelance dream … Are you ready?  In this FREE Masterclass you will learn: What it takes for YOU to become a freelance writer. I’ll give you…

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