Imagine for a moment that a friend has invited you over for lunch.
When you get to your friend’s house, you not only eat their food, but you take a shower in their bathroom and sleep in their bed. Then, you put their indoor-only cat outside, take their paintings off the walls, sell their car to a man down the street, and smoke a cigar over their baby’s crib.
Is that any way for a lunch guest to behave?
Of course not!
Now imagine that you’ve been asked to be a GUEST writer. Would you walk into the publication like you owned the place?
You’d be surprised how many writers do! In fact, I get hundreds of e-mails every month from writers who do just that.
I’m the Head Editor of Be a Freelance Blogger and 133T, two online publications that depend on guest writers for content. However, despite the extremely clear guidelines on both publications, an overwhelming amount of writers don’t seem to know what guest writing is.
Let’s clear that up once and for all, shall we? Continue reading “How to Be a Perfect Guest Writer”
Lauren Spear (née Tharp) is the owner and creator of the multiple award-winning LittleZotz Writing. She’s written hundreds of bylined posts helping freelance writers to become BETTER freelance writers. Thousands if you count all the articles she’s ghostwritten (but she’s not allowed to talk about most of those).