Freelance Writers Use Slang with Caution

The U.S. population uses slang terminology every day. Webster defines slang as: 1) language peculiar to a particular group as argot or jargon; 2) an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech. Freelance writers may want to limit the use of slang because it’s […]

Don’t be Frightened to Pitch Your Ideas

Some freelance writers would rather have root canal than pitch their ideas to magazines or newspapers. For some reason the thought of this scares them to death! Okay, that’s a bit melodramatic. But most writers keep their brilliant ideas locked in their head. Get over the fear of pitching your article ideas because life’s too […]

What is the Right Number of Pages for an eBook?

I’ve been receiving questions about eBooks lately, specifically “how many pages are they?” When eBooks first came out, they were meant to give readers fast information. The introduction of the Kindle, iPhone, and other technologies like it means publishers offer digital downloads of books — they refer to these as eBooks. However, a true eBook […]

Students Don’t Gotta Be Poor at Reading and Writing

They say reading and writing go together, but I’m not so sure how true that is today. I’ve been working a temp job as a scorer of the tests students take in elementary, junior high, and high school. It’s been an experience and eye opener. The bottom line is children definitely need help with reading […]

Cure Writer’s Block by Paying Attention to Your Surroundings

Many freelance writers suffer or have suffered from writer’s block. There’s a cure for it — pay attention to your surroundings and keep your eyes and ears open! That’s all you have to do. You could be grocery shopping, over hear a conversation, and have one or more ideas for a blog post or article. […]