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5 Things Your Client Expects You to Know About Writing

I was going to put a quote about expectations in the blurb here, but I couldn’t find one I liked. We hear stories about clients with unreasonable expectations all the time. Even I have had the occasional complaint. I once

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Why You Should be a Hustler in 2014

One of my favorite movies is 1958’s King Creole starring Elvis Presley. In the movie, Danny Fisher (played by Elvis) tells his school principal, “I’m not a hoodlum, but I am a hustler.” When I first heard this quote, I instantly related to

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Happy Holidays from LittleZotz Writing! (2013)

Regular blog updates resume 1/8/14. In the meantime, check out my guest posts on: A Writer’s Bucket List  (New post 12/17/13!) Be A Freelance Blogger (New post on 12/26/13!) And keep sending me your questions for more Video Answers! See you

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5 Myths About Being a Freelance Writer Everyone Thinks are True

Meeting a writer in real life is like meeting a mythical creature! In order to become a successful, confident freelance writer, you have to suck it up and actually TELL people what it is you do. However, when you say

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People I Know: Breanna Armstrong

Breanna (pronounced Bree-awn-ah) Armstrong is a professional writer and editor. She was recently named “MMA’s Most Influential Woman” due to her role as managing editor for Ultimate MMA magazine! Seeing as my “16 Red Flags” article has been my most

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35+ Resources I’m Thankful for This Year

Thought I was above making Thanksgiving posts? You were wrong! No one goes it completely alone. No one. When you hear a successful human being claim that “I did it all on my own!” they’re either lying or too narcissistic

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10 Things Every Teen Writer Should Know

Most of my readers are in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties. I also have a nice cluster of forty, fifty, and sixty-year-olds! And I love all of you. <3 However, there’s one segment of my audience that I feel I’ve been

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Forcing It: When You Need Article Ideas FAST!

You don’t know true fear as a writer until you hear the words “We need 30 fresh article ideas within the next 24 hours.” It’s all well and good to wait for inspiration. In a lot of ways, it’s preferable.

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People I Know: Brent Smith

Brent Smith is a freelance writer who focuses on “transgressive literature and poetics.” He’s becoming a force of nature here in Los Angeles, but you’ll be hearing about him in your town soon enough.   How I Know Brent I

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A Day in the Life: Writing a Blog Post

I love it when you ask me questions! <3 Last week, a wonderful reader wrote to me and asked “How do you write your blog posts?” She had read my post on organization but pointed out that while it showed

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