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Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Photo by WangXuefei on Pixabay Being a real wordsmith means that each time you pick up a pencil or sit down at your keyboard, what flows out comes from your own mind and heart. Sure,...

4 Ways to Spot a Bad Writing Client

Image by SarahRichterArt on Pixabay In an ideal world, every writing client you have would be the most perfect, honest, well-paying person on the planet. To borrow from the Horton Hears a Who film, they would all...

To Get Paid for Writing, Embrace These Habits

Photo by Brett_Hondow on Pixabay Ever been anxious about how or when you'll get paid as a writer? Me, too. As I write this, current clients owe me almost $2,000. This represents work spanning over...

Writing Ideas: Are You Jotting Yours Down?

Image by stux on Pixabay In a perfect world, your brain would be like the laptop you use. It easily would capture all of your brilliant writing ideas for future sorting and elaboration. But alas,...

3 Writing Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

Image by Prawny on Pixabay Some works of literature are so monumental that it’s almost difficult to imagine that they once didn’t exist. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a perfect example. This work can make your work...

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Time

Photo created by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva Most writers I know cram drafting between other things, like taking care of kids or another formal job. Even authors who are free as birds typically want ultra-high...

Query Letter Perfection: How to Hook Agents Every Time

Photo by anSICHThoch3 on Pixabay If you want to break into the writing business, your job isn’t over when you finish your final draft. You have to keep going and write a killer query letter....