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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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How NOT to Get Your Guest Post Published

Rejection is part of being a professional writer… But, don’t get yourself rejected for any of these reasons. When you’re a freelance writer looking to get published on blogs or in magazines, the process will generally look like this: Send

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Book News and New Update Schedule!

Hello, Everyone! A few of you super fans/cyber stalkers already know what I’m about to say… I’m in the process of writing a book on ghostwriting/ghostblogging! It’s called LittleZotz Writing: School for Ghosts and it’s coming out September of this

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People I Know: Sophie Lizard

Sophie Lizard is the owner of Be A Freelance Blogger, one of the most well-renowned “information for bloggers” websites in existence today. She’s a blogger, a copywriter, and she’ll help you live your blogging dreams…even if she has to kick

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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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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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Becoming a Better Blogger Through Bad Movies: Part 2

Everyone loves to hate sequels, but sometimes they’re a necessary evil. Last week I said that all “bad” movies suffer from one (or more) of ten basic writing issues. And that said issues should also be avoided at all costs

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Becoming a Better Blogger Through Bad Movies: Part 1

I love movies. Good movies, bad movies, okay movies—I watch ‘em all! After over 3 years of blogging professionally, I’ve noticed that my movie-watching habit has inadvertently helped tighten my writing skills. In particular, the “bad” movies I’ve watched have

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B is for Blogging

This post is part 2 of 26 of The Freelance Writer’s ABCs. Come back tomorrow for C. As a freelance writer, your blog can be one of the most powerful weapons in your arsenal. Don’t have a blog yet? Well, here

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A Year in Writing: A Look Back

A year ago today (August 17, 2010), with the encouragement of my friend Danielle Lynn and my special guy, I took the leap and became a professional writer.  Since my one year anniversary happened to land on a Wednesday (my

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