How To Find Websites That Will Pay For Your Writing

July 27th, 2013

Writing is an incredibly fulfilling activity that allows you to express your creativity in a constructive way. If you can find ways to earn money for your writing, it is a win-win situation.

When searching for these opportunities, the best way place to start is to perform a search for “companies that pay for writing.” This leads you to a host of websites that offer this type of service.

Almost all of these websites are going to require that you submit some type Read the rest of this entry »

PLR – A Good Deal Or Blasphemy?

May 27th, 2013

PLR stands for private label rights. The private label rights refer to the rights webmasters have to publish prewritten articles with their own byline.

Many webmasters rewrite PLR articles or hire freelance writers to do it for them. PLR articles were popular before the recent Google updates; while they are less popular today, they are still available.

Many webmasters frown on PLR articles because they fear they will be penalized by the large search engines for Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost Writing – Is It For You?

March 27th, 2013

Ghost writing is the practice of writing a book, a story or an article for someone who will then publish it under their name. If you are just starting out as a freelance writer, you will find that there are a number of ghost writing jobs out there, but is it for you?

The first ting to ask yourself is whether you can work with someone else very closely. The ghost writing process is usually fairly collaborative. The person whose name will Read the rest of this entry »

Writing For A Niche Market Successfully

July 25th, 2012

Bringing your writing skills to bear within the realm of a niche market brings with it many unique challenges. Your ability to write definitively for an audience well versed on several of the aspects that will define any niche will mean that any piece you finish must be thoroughly researched. Additionally, good writing along may not be enough to ensure you are successful, your take on any subject must contain unique insight that your readers will value.

Putting forth extra effort to work within Read the rest of this entry »

The Top 10 Tips From Top Selling Authors

July 13th, 2012

The feeling of having your writing published in a creative magazine is one of the most exhilarating thrills that any author can experience. It can seem impossible to do, but all that it really takes to get your work published is applying a few simple rules. These are the top 10 tips from top selling authors; advice and strategies that will allow you to take your writing to the next level, fast.
1)Read.
The first step that most established authors agree that all writers can benefit from is simple; if you want to be a great writer, read the Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Your Place In The Freelance Writing World

June 28th, 2012

Freelance writers are at the top of the list of stay at home jobs. It is something that a lot of people are interested in, but few people know how to break into that type of market. It is really something to get involved with a freelance opportunity that is ongoing. Lots of people can find some one time gigs, but it takes a lot to find something that is constant.

One of the best ways get freelance writing kicked off is through websites. It is always better to go and work Read the rest of this entry »

How To Create A Great Villain

June 16th, 2012

Good villains are vital when writing a story. They serve as a counterpoint to the hero, (or in some cases, as the main character). But what exactly defines a “good villain”? And how do you go about creating one?

As for the definition, a good villain should be instantly recognizable and unique. The more relatable your villain is to the person reading; the more human and flawed you make them, then the more memorable they are. And being memorable is important, because people are more likely to share (and be Read the rest of this entry »

Find Inspiration For Writing In The Most Unusual Places

June 1st, 2012

Even the most talented of writers can suffer from “writer’s block,” where they have absolutely no inspiration to write at all. Many writers have a problem with this when they follow the same routine and when they sit at the exact same desk every day while they are writing.

The fortunate thing is that writers can find inspiration in the most unusual places. Sitting at a fast food restaurant instead of at a desk provides a different atmosphere, and seeing and communicating with others can be a great cause for inspiration. Coffee Read the rest of this entry »

The 5 Must Have Software Programs For Writers

May 29th, 2012

If you are a writer, there are certain programs that you must have on your computer. These programs will enhance your writing experience and maybe even get you discovered.

Word Processor

This is one of the oldest types of programs. The word processor is one of the tools that writers use for many projects.

Websites

Websites can actually be very helpful for a writer. When you are running a website, you can use that to Read the rest of this entry »

The 10 Best Computers For Writers

May 27th, 2012

Finding the perfect way to write used to be a challenge. Should you stick with pen and paper, or what kind of typewriter should I use? Now that we have arrived in the computer age, it has become easier to determine what kind of computer you need to write with. We will examine some of the criteria for picking the perfect writing based computer, and then give some great examples to help get you on your way.

The first and clearly most important thing when it comes to writing is what kind of keyboard Read the rest of this entry »