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7 Tips to Work with a Ghostwriter

The past few months have been an incredible learning experience. I've dived into freelance writing with both feet and immersed myself in a world unlike any I've ever known. The great news is that I'm not alone. There are an incredible amount of freelance writers making a living in the field. It means fierce competition, but it also means other writers can understand my struggle. Ghostwriting has been unexpectedly difficult. It's what I want to do and I'm skilled at ghostwriting, but to be honest, I've discovered that many individuals and [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|2 Comments

Listening to Your Freelance Clients

It's amazing how reality and your perceptions rarely line up. No matter if you did all your research beforehand, when you're actually in the middle of the situation, it's an entirely different story. What's worse, your head can understand, but your heart may refuse to listen. And so when you finally arrive at your destination, instead of excitement, you're left with a sick stomach and wondering if you made the wrong decision. I've arrived, and I have a stomach ache. I find this especially ironic considering that, according to the Huffington Post, [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|Blog, Freelance, Writing|0 Comments

Which Style Guide Is Right for You?

There are a multitude of different grammar and writing style guides available on the market. Each guide is appropriate to use, and you can't go wrong as long as you choose a specific style guide and stick to it. However, I won't deny that this process can be frustrating. It's part of the English language. If you can write "that that" in a sentence then you have to accept that there are multiple correct ways to write the same sentence. The following blog will hopefully grant you a little bit of [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Writing|0 Comments

Novella Sneak Peek: Shadow Riddle

I've been working on a novella the last few weeks. One day, I was just sitting at my computer and the premise jumped into my head. I loved the idea, it sounded fun, and so it began. The following are in rough draft format so please excuse any errors. Premise The Between Lands lie in small pockets between the human realm. Here, magic thrives and every fairytale, myth, and deity lives as a part of the Fae races. When these two worlds collide chaos is inevitable, which is why the inhabitants of the [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Short Story, Writing|0 Comments

Best-Laid Writing Plans

Freelance writing is not an easy business. There are countless opportunities for distraction. It's difficult to find open opportunities that interest you and fit your experience. You're competing against other talented writers and so standing out in the crowd is not a simple matter. You have to find a balance between writing for yourself and writing for clients. I love quotes that say, "If you're a writer, you're writing." Right. It's that easy. I'm a writer. I love to write. I have stories floating around in my head and I [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|Blog, Personal, Writing|0 Comments

Writing and Research

Writing and research go hand-in-hand. You really can't do one well without the other. All writing, whether you're writing articles, blogs, or novels, requires a measure of research to provide realism and improve your story-telling. I love and hate research in equal measure. It's easy to get caught up in research. When I need information or fact-checking, I can find myself scouring the Internet for hours at a time. The issue is finding appropriate research-worthy websites or databases. Even worse, too many websites contradict each other and so then it [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Blog, Content, Writing|1 Comment

Writing and Comic Con

I recently had the pleasure of attending my very first Comic Con (C2E2). I have a large inner nerd and I'm very proud of her. No, I didn't do any cosplay this time around, I much prefer to be the silent watcher and observer.  It's a symptom of my introverted personality and being a writer. As a writer, I like to watch the world and Comic Con was a perfect opportunity to observe. I mean, who wouldn't want to walk by a troop of Star Wars characters? Besides the amazing [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Personal, Writing|0 Comments

5 Tips for Hiring a Great Writer

Good writers are in high demand. The issue is, there seem to be hundreds of thousands of individuals claiming to be exceptional writers. Even worse, the quality of those writers varies so much, it feels like a shot in the dark to find the right one. Even if you ask for proposals, you may find that many submissions are from individuals who have no business being a writer. So how do you find the diamond in the rough? Be willing to pay what a writer is worth. A real writer and [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Writing|0 Comments

Creative Blocks: Your Setting and Content Inspiration

Creative blocks can be your worst nightmare. There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down to punch out a blog, complete a project, or even write an email, and realizing that your brain is not functioning. You have nothing to say. We've all been there, multiple times. So what do you do? We just got back from a trip to Jamaica. We went for business but stayed longer for pleasure. It was a fabulous trip and I'm bringing back great memories, a nice sunburn, and some wonderful relaxation. I'm a [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative|0 Comments

A Beginners Guide to Writing SEO Content: Part 2

Last blog we looked at the four key concepts to keep in mind when writing SEO content. Now, we're going to dive in and look at the various types of SEO content. You might be surprised, you have more opportunities than you think. SEO content can include any and all of the following: Blogs: A great place to start is with a great blog. A well written and regularly updated blog can provide you with endless opportunities to craft SEO content. What's great about a blog? It can be anything [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Blog, SEO|1 Comment