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Why I’m a Hardass Pitching Editor

Hi there: My name is Lauren Tharp. In addition to running my own writing business, I’m the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Be A Freelance Blogger. And while I’m pretty happy-go-lucky on the forum, I’m a complete hardass behind the editor’s desk. No, really.

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People I Know: Samar Owais

Happy 2015, Everyone! My first “PIK” interviewee of the new year is Freelance Flyer‘s Samar Owais. Samar’s a freelance writer and blogger whose name is pronounced like “Summer.” She’s based in Dubai and is absolutely gorgeous: How I Know Samar

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Happy Holidays from LittleZotz Writing! (2014)

Blog posts will resume on 01/14/2015! In the meantime, feel free to keep an eye out on my “Upcoming Events” calendar for any guest posts/articles I’ve written elsewhere. Or, you can follow me on any of my social media outlets:

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People I Know: Anca Dumitru

Anca Dumitru is a freelance writer who specializes in helping B2B companies share their success stories through written content. Read on to find out how she got her start, what her favorite part of the job is, and how you

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25 Ways to Stop Writer’s Block and Get Creative (Even When You’re Not “Feeling It”)

I was asked to look at creativity — or a lack thereof — from a writer’s perspective. A task which forced me to get creative as most of my preventative measures against “writer’s block” have been set to “autopilot” over

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People I Know: Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer is a copywriter, content specialist, blogger, and editor. And I’ve found her thoughts on writing to be extremely valuable over the years! (I think you will too!) How I Know Laura If you’ve been reading my blog or

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People I Know: Valerie Bordeau

Freelance writer and online strategist Valerie Bordeau is the creator of The Freelance Writers Academy, the host of The FWA podcast, and the head Lady in The Kingdom of Paidalot. Read on to see how she got her start, what’s next,

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Do You Need a Break? 9 Articles to Help You Get Over Burnout!

Hi, Everyone! This is going to be a bit different from my “usual” blog posts. It seems like the past few weeks — the past few months, really — have been tough on a lot of us (or perhaps all of

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People I Know: Williesha Morris

Williesha Morris is an adorable freelance writer/blogger/administrative consultant. Read on to see how she got started (and how you can follow in her footsteps!).   How I Know Williesha To put it simply: Williesha and I travel in the same

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7 Steps to Continue Writing During a (Personal) Crisis

Maybe you’re late with the mortgage payment because your paycheck “got lost in the mail.” Or maybe your mother fell down the stairs and broke a few bones. Or maybe your father died. Or maybe you found your husband in

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