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Guest post: The Lost Art of Handwritten Letters by Tonya Vrba

Guest post: The Lost Art of Handwritten Letters by Tonya Vrba | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Tonight’s guest blog post, on the topic of letterwriting, is brought to you by freelance writer and journalist Tonya Vrba. The Lost Art of Handwritten Letters Have you ever ventured into a museum a...
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FREELANCE WRITING CLIENTS: THE GOOD VS. THE BAD by Bryce Emley

FREELANCE WRITING CLIENTS: THE GOOD VS. THE BAD by Bryce Emley | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
I think most freelancers have some conception of what a bad client looks like - those of you who aren't yet freelancers, imagine one. It probably exists. But what about the good ones?
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6 Smart Ways to Find Out if a Magazine Pays for Freelance Articles ...

6 Smart Ways to Find Out if a Magazine Pays for Freelance Articles ... | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
By Carol Tice. You've got a great story idea, and think you've found the perfect magazine to send it to. There's only one problem: you have no idea if that magazine ever uses freelance writers — or if they do, if there's any pay ...
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Writing in Games: It's Much More Than Narrative - IGN

Writing in Games: It's Much More Than Narrative - IGN | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Writing in Games: It's Much More Than Narrative IGN More often than not we associate 'good writing' with well-crafted story content and entertaining text or dialogue, and while this obviously isn't a negative thing in and of itself, it leaves room...
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Latest books by Nottingham's local authors - Nottingham Post

Latest books by Nottingham's local authors - Nottingham Post | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Latest books by Nottingham's local authors
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Eve's novel Gilded Wagons tells the story of a Romany gypsy who yearns to own a horse-drawn vardo (caravan) and join a travelling fair.
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IS FREELANCE GHOST BLOGGING A BAD IDEA? by Julie Neidlinger

IS FREELANCE GHOST BLOGGING A BAD IDEA? by Julie Neidlinger | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
In an age where the words authenticity and community are used when talking about blogging, where content marketing has elevated writing to almost mythical status, the very idea of a post written by some outsider and then sold to be used on a blog without attribution seems all wrong.
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Doctor Who: Peter Harness, Jamie Mathieson among series 8 writers - Digital Spy UK

Doctor Who: Peter Harness, Jamie Mathieson among series 8 writers - Digital Spy UK | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Doctor Who TV Doctor Who: Peter Harness, Jamie Mathieson among series 8 writers Digital Spy UK Steven Moffat will write two episodes of Peter Capaldi's first series as The Doctor, while there will also be episodes by Mark Gatiss, Phil Ford, Stephen...
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Five Mobile Apps that Improve Freelance Writing Productivity - The Content Standard by Skyword

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Five Mobile Apps that Improve Freelance Writing Productivity
The Content Standard by Skyword
Ah, technology. Certain digital tools can help increase efficiency, while others, not so much (I'm looking at you,Candy Crush).
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10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing - Huffington Post

10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing - Huffington Post | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing Huffington Post Most writers, if not all, whether professional, recreational, or scholastic, hate writing at one point, or, in some cases, every point, in their careers, and their attestations to this can...
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A few writer's block tricks of the trade - BlueRidgeNow.com

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A few writer's block tricks of the trade
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Whether we are writing for business or pleasure, we may encounter “writer's block” — the phrase that indicates we just can't get started or we just can't keep going.
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A FREELANCE WRITER'S GUIDE TO USING PUBLIC SPEAKING AS A MARKETING TOOL by Neil Tortorella

A FREELANCE WRITER'S GUIDE TO USING PUBLIC SPEAKING AS A MARKETING TOOL by Neil Tortorella | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Public speaking is easily one of the most anxiety and fear-inducing activities a person can do. Just the thought of speaking in front of a group can be the cause of sweaty palms, the knocking of knees and a gut-wrenching case of nausea.
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Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath - New Hampshire Public Radio

Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath - New Hampshire Public Radio | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath
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Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, is coming out with a young adult novel called Belzhar (a play on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar).
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FREELANCE WRITING CLIENTS: THE GOOD VS. THE BAD by Bryce Emley

FREELANCE WRITING CLIENTS: THE GOOD VS. THE BAD by Bryce Emley | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
I think most freelancers have some conception of what a bad client looks like - those of you who aren't yet freelancers, imagine one. It probably exists. But what about the good ones?
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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FREELANCE PROJECT CONTRACT by Laura Seeber

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FREELANCE PROJECT CONTRACT by Laura Seeber | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
The first thing to consider when formulating a contract for a new freelance client is to make sure that the contract can be defended in a court of law. There are six criteria that the contract must meet according to the United States legal system.
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Authors Ask: Can I Actually Make A Living As A Freelance Writer ...

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Hi Julie, I have a few questions for you about becoming a freelance writer and contributing articles to websites. I suffer from pretty severe social anxiety, and it makes it really hard for me to get a “normal” job.
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Freelance Writers: 3 Things I Have Learned in My 21+ Years of ...

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Freelance Writers: 3 Things I Have Learned in My 21+ Years of Freelancing. Posted: 6/23/2014. Before I get to today's post, I just want to thank all the readers who've enjoyed my posts here on e-Junkie, and who've written in to let me know.
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Freelance Writing For Results: Make $500 a Day

Freelance Writing For Results: Make $500 a Day | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Freelance writing can be profitable, or you can find yourself writing for peanuts. Both your mindset, and your workflow are important.

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An Interview With Johanna Lane, Author of 'Black Lake:' On Writing Ireland and ... - Bustle

An Interview With Johanna Lane, Author of 'Black Lake:' On Writing Ireland and ...
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I find that if I can write in the mornings and then do class prep and grading in the afternoons, that'd work really well.
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HOW I BECAME AN EXPERT FREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER by James Daley

HOW I BECAME AN EXPERT FREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER by James Daley | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Before going into freelance writing full time, I spent a number of years as a research biologist. I originally started on that path because brilliant science writers like Stephen Jay Gould and Carl Zimmer had opened up the world of the natural sciences to me with creativity and wit.
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HOW TO WRITE A STRONG LEAD FOR YOUR NON-FICTION ARTICLE by Joanne M. Anderson

HOW TO WRITE A STRONG LEAD FOR YOUR NON-FICTION ARTICLE by Joanne M. Anderson | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
While there are several angles to consider for a lead, first let's figure out what to avoid. In general, do not lead with a question because the reader's attention is immediately turned to thinking of the answer.
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THE MANY FACETS OF FREELANCE WRITING: A NEWBIE'S VIEW OF PURSUING A WRITING CAREER by Kelly N. Vance

THE MANY FACETS OF FREELANCE WRITING: A NEWBIE'S VIEW OF PURSUING A WRITING CAREER by Kelly N. Vance | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Content mills are an unfortunate fact of life. I don't recommend working for one forever, but it's a good place to cut your teeth and get some experience. I was hired and fired from one particular content mill in the space of two months.
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15 Tips to Write, Format and Distribute a Press Release

15 Tips to Write, Format and Distribute a Press Release | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
A well-written press release can greatly boost your sales, promote your business globally, and significantly improve the image of your business, products and/or services.
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Author returns to Glenwood Springs for book signing - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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Author returns to Glenwood Springs for book signing
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Tell us about your writing process, i.e., how long did it take to write and be published?
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Harlan Coben: By the Book - New York Times

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Harlan Coben: By the Book
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The author of “Missing You” and “Tell No One” says most of his classmates probably remember him “more for the basketball I was dribbling than the book I may have been carrying.” ...
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Langold: Author Imogen is now an award-winning writer on top of the world - Worksop Today

Langold: Author Imogen is now an award-winning writer on top of the world - Worksop Today | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
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Langold: Author Imogen is now an award-winning writer on top of the world
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And Imogen hopes winning her award will now lead to big changes in her life as her writing career takes off even more.
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HOW INTROVERTED FREELANCE WRITERS CAN ASK FOR CLIENT REFERRALS by Celine Roque

HOW INTROVERTED FREELANCE WRITERS CAN ASK FOR CLIENT REFERRALS by Celine Roque | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
It's common knowledge that referrals are an effective way for freelancers to get new business. After all, it's easier to sell your services to a potential client if they know someone who is already satisfied with your work. Clients who come to us via referrals tend to be easier to close than those we approach through cold emails and job applications.
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