When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

In which our writer heroine perches on a huge, wobbly pilates ball and finds she can’t think of anything except falling off it. The best thing about being a freelance writer is that I can work from pretty much anywhere. Yup, I’m a location rebel. All I need is a reasonable internet connection and my […]

6 Reasons I Hate Articles With Numbers in the Titles

6 Reasons I Hate Posts with Numbers in the Titles

You’ve all seen them. You’ve all clicked on them. No use being coy, because I know it’s true – you clicked on this one, didn’t you? But I hate the things. I mean, list articles may be the most popular type of online article, but is this really a recommendation? In a world where the […]

Contracts for freelance writers

Are Contracts Really Necessary for Freelance Writers ? You Bet They Are. Here’s Why

Lately I’ve been devoting time, energy and money to the process of drawing up a set of contracts for my freelance writing services. If you’re a freelance creative, you should do the same. Why? Because I’m now convinced that a tightly drawn contract is worth more than its weight in the precious metal of your […]

Working with a copywriter

Your Incredibly Useful Guide to Working with a Copywriter

Thinking of working with a copywriter but don’t know what to expect? Here’s an explanation of how I like to work with my clients, and some advice to help you make sure your copy gets the results you want. Many of my clients tell me that the prospect of working with a copywriter is daunting. […]

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Why I’ll Probably Never Stop Playing Deadline Chicken

Failing to start work well before the deadline is down to sheer laziness, right? Wrong, says an article in Wired magazine. Here’s why I think this idea has significance for writers. Several years ago, I wrote a chapter in a textbook about supporting student writing. I pitched my idea to the editor in plenty of time […]

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Hectic Mum Finds Inner Peace Through Writing

Can you relate to that feeling of always doing, doing, doing and not ‘being’? Of filling your day with lots of activity and yet getting to the end of it feeling like you haven’t actually achieved anything or developed yourself in any way? That’s me at the moment and that’s why writing has become an […]

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Too Much Information! How to Find Quality Information Online

Not so long ago if you were writing an essay or doing research there were only books and journals, and looking for information often entailed a trip to the library. Today, with a smartphone and internet access, you can look up anything, almost anywhere. There’s an enormous amount of information on every conceivable topic that […]