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How to Get Higher Rates if You're a Freelance Writer from a Third-World Country by Issa Mirandilla → IN THE INTERNET AGE, it's no longer enough to have formidable wordsmithing abilities. You also have to know about online marketing, blogging, SEO, HTML, etc. If you don't have the money yet for a full-blown course on any of these skills, you can always take time to read the countless articles on the Internet about freelancing and related subjects ...
How to Sell Your Article Multiple Times by Cornelius Fortune → The key, as a professional writer (or an aspiring one), is to get the most mileage for the pieces you write. A little rewiring of the basic components, a new perspective, even reworking your original pitch can propel your story from its humble local beginnings to the national and international stage. This makes sense not only from a financial perspective, it's also a wonderful creative exercise worth exploring ...
How to Write Riveting Book Reviews by Giulia Simolo →FIRST, IT HELPS TO KNOW the different types of book reviews. There are critical reviews (you might recall writing evaluations in school or university that involved evaluating the work according to literary standards) and informational or descriptive book reviews. These descriptive reviews are usually published in print periodicals or websites ...
Teaching Others to Write by Ruth O'Neil → YOU'VE HEARD THE OLD ADAGE, "Those who can't write, teach." You can take this to heart, even if you CAN write. Most writers experience a downtime in their income at some point or another, regardless of the economy. So, what can you do? You can work smarter, not harder. Yes, you can do more writing and send out more manuscripts, but what about using your skills as a writer to teach a class or two? ...

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Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
Find new writing contests, poetry competitions, and book writing contests.


NEW The Eludia Award - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 03/30/2015
NEW Rattle Poetry Prize - $10,000 prize - Deadline: 07/15/2015
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Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers


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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.



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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.



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Ask the Experts
Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.


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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.


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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.


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