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6 Assignment-Seeking Tips from a Digital Nomad

So you want to get into travel writing? Every day you flick through dozens of glossy magazine features. You scroll past hundreds of aspirational Instagram posts about travel writing. You’ve probably even heard about some Irish guy who started with a $50 ad on his travel blog and went on to earn $1 million in

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How to Write the Climax of Your Story

Writing your story’s climax isn’t easy. And even when you outline it properly, including a great villain and a high-stakes task, putting it all into words can be quite a challenge. Perhaps the most challenging part of it, though, isn’t getting the words down. It’s getting the right words down. As a judge of several writing contests,

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What Microtension Is and Why Writers Must Master It

Note: This post was originally posted in August on Writer’s Fun Zone here. Tension is created by lack. Lack of understanding, lack of closure, lack of equilibrium or peace. When your readers have questions, that creates tension. When they need to know what happens next, that is tension. Masterful writers keep their readers in a

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Best Artificial Technology for the Classroom

Being a teacher is hard. Aside from the fact that you are responsible for shaping the future of hundreds of students, you have dozens and dozens of tasks related to organization, personalization, and communication that are necessary to do your job. How, then, are you supposed to balance being in the classroom and teaching with

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10 Tips To Rock NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers gather to bang out many many words in a month. Many writers skip it and many writers treat it as a yearly pilgrimage to Writing Mecca. NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year.

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10 Handy Places to Get Hired Online

What’s in your toolbox to build your freelance business and find content writing jobs? Ask your network. Send cold-pitch emails. Make phone calls. Try direct mail. Connect with agencies. Marketing is the name of the game, especially when you’re starting out. These are proven marketing strategies to find prospects and get hired for content writing

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