While I will also be a scientist, I’m first and foremost a writer. Having honed my craft over the past several years, I’ve acquired vast knowledge that I love sharing with others who are starting their own writing careers. Here in Writing, I post various pieces that relate to the writing process or freelancing, including tips and guides for writing engaging, informative, entertaining content for publication either on the web or in print. Additionally, I also publish my own writing samples and excerpts from ongoing projects.

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Three Tips for New Freelancers

Are you trying to start a career as a freelancer writer? Here are three tips for freelancers that will make you a better and much more efficient writer.

Content as the Building Blocks of the Internet

"Content" has been a major buzzword lately, but what is it? Why is it so important? Let's start by considering how content relates to the big, expansive internet.
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My Love/Hate Relationship With Content Mills

We've all heard the term "content mill" and most writers hate them for good reason. But is there an upside to writing for content mills? Let's see.
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8 Reasons to Hire a Freelance Writer

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur? Want to convert more leads, grow web traffic, & expand your web presence? Then look no further. Here are eight reasons why you should hire a freelance writer.
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How to Create Great Content That People Want to Read

The key to creating great content is in the planning. Here is what you should know about planning and creating great web content to increase your website's readership.
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Preparing to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

Are you starting a career as a writer? Take a look at these simple steps that will help to guarantee the success of your freelance writing career.

Micro-Blogging is the Next Phase of Content Sharing

Our social network habits are constantly evolving. According to trends, we appear to be transitioning toward a longer form of sharing called micro-blogging.

Key Components of an Effective Blog Post

Do you struggle to write a great blog post? Check out this guide, which defines the six most essential components you need in an effective blog post.
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Finding Paid Work as a Writer

How do you start a writing career? How can a writer monetize his/her craft? Use this comprehensive guide to earn your living as a money-making writer. (Updated January 16, 2015)

The Death and Rebirth of My Book

As I mentioned, I have been (or was) writing a book loosely based on my own experiences. I worked on it avidly for the first six months, then it sat and stagnated for about a year. When I tore into again, I made a ton of progress, getting to about 75% completion or so. Unfortunately, that’s when I hit a roadblock; the progress stopped. I’d come to a point in either plot or characterization where I couldn’t figure out where to go next. I’d known how I wanted my book to start, how I wanted the “meat” to taste, but I couldn’t figure out how to wrap it all up. And so it stagnated again, for another year. For the...
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