Category Archives: Be a Better Writer

Top 10 Writing Tips (Ever)

This is it. The ultimate list of the top 10 writing tips collected from around the web and beyond is here. (Click here for the two writing tips I totally made up.) 1. Write every day That’s right – I’m starting with the Queen Of All Writing Tips. To be a good writer you must write! Preferably…

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2 Odd but Useful Writing Tips (You Won’t Find Anywhere Else)

Becoming a freelance writer full-time means reading a lot of writing tips. When I first started out, I read everything, from blogs to books to the tiniest of tidbits on Twitter. In the end, I figured that all the writing tips in the world won’t help if you can’t find your own unique voice among all that online chatter. Even…

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How to be the Best Damn Press Release Writer in the Business

When you think about freelance writing online, you often think about writing blog posts. Perhaps writing web pages too. While that makes up a lot of freelance writers’ work in the online world, press release writing is something that has personally been a nice little earner for me. Creating an effective press release for a client’s new…

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The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need to Become a Successful Freelance Writer

Employing the AIDA formula into your writing is the one copywriting tip you’ll really need to ‘get’ in order to survive as a successful freelance writer online. >> I went from full-time worker to full-time writer online. Find out how I – and many other writers – got started RIGHT HERE. But what exactly is the AIDA…

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How to Trigger Your Writing Creativity at Will

A deadline’s approaching. There’s a ton of work to complete. There are ideas to come of up with and guest posts to write… but your writing creativity seems to have deserted you. You’ve tried to lure it back by applying the standard advice about fueling your creativity. You’ve even gone as far as to create…

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How to Become a Writer (No, Really)

If you want to become a writer: dream big, make a plan and visualise.  But then let it be. Appreciate what you have now. Because guess what “arriving” as a freelance writer feels like? Yep – it feels pretty similar to what you’re feeling like right now. This is what it takes to become a writer… Among…

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How Identifying as a Minority Can Make You a Better Writer

By Tashara Mitchell  Occasionally as freelance writers we have to deal with writer’s block. During these periods when I have nothing new to write about, I try to get creative and write from different perspectives. This got me thinking… As a minority writer you can (and should!) use your unique perspective to your advantage to…

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All Words In This Blog Post Are Made Up Of Just 1 Syllable*

All the words in this blog post are made up of just one syllable. (*Well, all bar one. I’m sure you have the nous to spot it.) Why do this? Why, why, why write a blog post where all but one of the words are one syllable? (I did not say that one word could not…

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20 Doubt-Banishing Quotes for Writers (#17 Is THE Best Formula for Writers)

The life of a writer can be plagued with self-doubt and even loneliness. The following quotes for writers serve to quash these doubts and lift your spirits – today, tomorrow and whenever else you may need it. Whether you’re a freelance writer or a poet, by the time you’re done reading these quotes for writers…

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What the Universe Told Me When I Was Struggling to Make a Living Writing

Relax. Nothing ever stays the same. I know you forget at times that I’m conspiring with you and not against you. I know you sometimes think that success, improvement, money and reward aren’t on their way to you. And I know it’s easy to forget that you have so much strength, creativity and ability already…

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