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How to Approach Book Publishers with Your Copywriting Services by Rachel Carrington → Copywriters are an extra expense that some publishers simply can't afford…or at least they think they can't afford. That's why your first approach needs to sell yourself in such a way the publisher really wants to give you a shot. You will usually only have one opportunity to impress these busy companies so take some steps to make sure you present the best possible image ...
How to Write a Strong Lead for Your Non-Fiction Article by Joanne M. Anderson → You may have as little as four seconds to capture a reader's interest with your first sentence of a non-fiction magazine or newspaper article. Therefore, it needs to have some enticing tidbit to draw someone into the next sentence. While there are several angles to consider for a lead, first let's figure out what to avoid ...
How Writers Can Tap the Power of Google Author Rank by Neil Tortorella → The SEO landscape is changing. Yeah ... right. Like that's anything new. Just when you think you have a handle on things, they change the rules. But, even with SEO rules that are akin to pushing a rope or herding cats, SEO savvy writers have been in demand for quite a while. That demand will likely increase with Google's introduction of its Hummingbird algorithm ...
When to Write and Pitch Your Seasonal Articles by Ruth O'Neil → Writing for holiday issues of magazines can be a little tricky. At least for me. I only think of ideas for articles and stories during the actual holiday. The problem with that is it's way too late, or way too early, to then send it into the magazine. Also, once the holiday is passed, the feelings of the moment and the writing mojo for that particular piece is gone ...

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Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
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Top 10 Tips Series
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Top 10 Hot Topics
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Sample Query Letter Templates
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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
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