Writing is an art form, and just like so many other forms of art, it’s one that requires a good deal of patience to master. This patience and innate need to always be improving and striving for perfection is what separates the writers who leave an impression from the ones who produce material merely for […]
The Best Websites for Freelance Writers to Make Money
Making money as a freelance writer can be extremely difficult, especially if you want a regular income that can support a family and pay for the mortgage. However, the reality is that unless you are a well-known author who has published novels, you are unlikely to get many offers. It will be you that has […]
Speed Writing Is Not Rocket Science, Or Is It?
If you’re a blogger maintaining multiple blogs or a freelance writer with a good number of writing assignments, one skill that’s going to take your blogging or freelance writing career to the next level is the ability to write fast. Sure, you can always outsource work, but that can be costly – costly because finding […]
Compelling Content and the Ensuing Domino Effect
Shortly before lunch today, my nose has practically already been glued to my laptop trying to find an appropriate angle for a writing assignment. I’m trying to write an article for a company that manufactures harnesses and military connectors that usually find their way into components used in airplanes, jet liners and automobiles, among others. […]
The Productivity Gap: Analyzing the Root Cause
I was in the middle of a writing project when I realized I wasn’t about to finish what I was supposed to finish on time. And that was because my mind was wandering. For some reason, my sense of focus was off, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t bring the words to freely […]
Writing for Everyone Else But Yourself? Guilty as Charged!
If there’s anything I constantly have trouble with, I am unable to properly manage my time. No wonder time has been managing me more times than I would care to admit. But that’s not to say I am unproductive. I am productive, but I’m not as productive as I hope to be. To me, productive […]
Why Self-Doubt Is Bound to Take You Nowhere
If there’s anything that weighs freelance writers down more than others, it’s self-doubt. Procrastination may be the mother of failures, but lack of belief in one’s abilities is the ultimate dream killer. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare Writing had been one of those […]
Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Professional Writer?
Today is Monday, and I’m on vacation leave, a very rare occurrence, especially in a season where work volume is expected to be at its peak. But I’m not complaining. As a matter of fact, I welcome the reprieve. Last night, before I went to sleep, I have commissioned myself to finish at least five […]
Too Much on One’s Plate: The Writer’s Block Saga
In the case of writer’s block, there are no favorite students. No exceptions. No one above the law. Writer’s block can affect practically anybody, even those born with ballpoint pens in their mouths. And much as we know writer’s block can hinder every writer’s ability to write effectively and productively, it’s worth pointing out some […]
4 Common Barriers to Writing and How to Conquer Them
Article writer. Creative writer. Novel writer. Copywriter. Blog writer. Up-and-coming writer. Whatever kind of writer you are, you’re one lucky person. Thanks to the Internet, a floodgate of money-making opportunities has been opened wide for writers. Sure, you can argue that anyone can write. But not everyone can be good at it. Writing, just like […]