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Checklist: how to write a pitch that doesn’t suck

Checklist: how to write a pitch that doesn’t suck
Anceany Anceany 6 days ago
Mridu Khullar Relph 9 CommentsUPDATED Are your pitches the reason you’re not getting freelancing work? Pitches or query letters are often the scariest part of freelancing for both new and experienced freelance writers. But master the art of the pitc...
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Getting dialogue right: how to use dialogue tags and action beats

Getting dialogue right: how to use dialogue tags and action beats
Chen Chen 5 October, 2019
Ali Luke 7 CommentsUPDATED Whatever type of fiction you write, you’ll almost certainly need to include some dialogue. Even non-fiction writers may want to use dialogue occasionally (perhaps in an anecdote, or as part of an imagined conversation with a...
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7 book publishing terms writers should know: a literary agent’s guide

7 book publishing terms writers should know: a literary agent’s guide
Prestige Prestige 30 September, 2019
Mark Gottlieb 15 CommentsUPDATED As a literary agent in major trade publishing at the Trident Media Group literary agency, I often have to explain many of these key book publishing terms and phrases to new clients. This serves as a light glossary of ...
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How to write a memoir: 7 creative ways to tell a powerful story

How to write a memoir: 7 creative ways to tell a powerful story
Prestige Prestige 22 September, 2019
Brooke Warner 163 CommentsUPDATED Whether you curl up with memoirs on a frequent basis or pick one up every now and again, you know powerful memoirs have the capacity to take you, as a reader, for an exhilarating ride. When I teach people how to write...
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How to vary your sentence structure (and stop boring your readers)

How to vary your sentence structure (and stop boring your readers)
Chen Chen 21 September, 2019
Ali Luke 17 CommentsUPDATED Have you ever received a piece of feedback on your writing that made you think: “Huh. I never noticed that…but now you mention it, I can see what you mean.” My novel editor, the lovely Lorna Fergusson, has given me a lot o...
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Want to submit your personal essay to modern love? read these insider tips first

Want to submit your personal essay to modern love? read these insider tips first
Chen Chen 16 September, 2019
Marian Schembari 14 CommentsUPDATED Want to get your personal essay published? We recommend Amy Paturel’s online personal essay writing course. “Like many millennials,” says writer Laura Copeland, “I often romanticize turning a pivotal moment in my ...
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20 inspiring pinterest boards for writers

20 inspiring pinterest boards for writers
Ekta Ekta 15 September, 2019
Carrie Smith 41 CommentsUPDATED Pinterest isn’t just a place for jewelry, clothing or landscape images; it can also help inspire and promote your work as a writer. Check out these Pinterest boards for writers If you want to spice up your book, find re...
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Finally! a school for freelancers. here’s our take on freelance university

Finally! a school for freelancers. here’s our take on freelance university
Anceany Anceany 13 September, 2019
Jamie Cattanach 0 Comments As a freelancer, your income depends on your ability to be a Jack (or Jill) of all trades.  For instance, although I call myself a freelance writer, a truer title would look more like: freelance researcher, interviewer, SEO-...
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Got an opinion? 5 tips for getting your op-ed published

Got an opinion? 5 tips for getting your op-ed published
Ekta Ekta 13 September, 2019
Jamie Cattanach 0 Comments Trish Hall, who served as the former Op-Ed and Sunday Review editor for the New York Times, has written that “anything can be an op-ed.”  Or, as another well-worn saying goes: opinions are like…certain unmentionable body par...
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