Guides & Tips

Having gained a lot of useful knowledge while developing my own writing career, here in Writing Guides & Tips is where I publish various types of writing resources and career development guides for those who are just getting started in writing and freelancing. I hope to offer valuable information to help newcomers create quality, engaging content that will drive readership and establish each writer as an industry professional.

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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.
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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)

Dane’s guide to writing your book’s synopsis

**Updated October 25, 2014** Once you’ve crafted your tale, one of the most important tasks is to write your book’s synopsis. But how do you distill hundreds of pages of plot, character, and description into a couple brief paragraphs that not only capture the essence of your book, but also entice and intrigue potential readers? Some may refer to it as a blurb, although that term tends to be used for promotional descriptions of the book rather than for what actually goes onto the book. I’ve also heard it referred to as a ‘back cover copy.’ Whatever your preferred nomenclature, I’ve found that this is undoubtedly one of the most important final tasks of the writing process. I can’t emphasize enough...



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