Creative Writing

7 Productivity Hacks for Writers – My Speedy Copywriting Tips

Writing faster isn’t always the end goal for us writers, but it can certainly help in today’s frenetic digital world. A productive writer is often also a happy (or at least, happier) writer. I am known as a fast writer: my speed has helped me close certain clients and pitch for specific projects. (Read my …

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Stop Saying You’ve Never Done Something Before

“I’ve never done this before.” This is such a common objection I hear when somebody is confronted with a task they haven’t done before. Incidentally, it’s also what I tell myself when I am afraid of something I haven’t done before. I probably use it in order to somehow pre-empt or downplay my failure or …

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Great Writing Comes From Great Thinking

Great writing comes from thinking deeply and clearly about things. And not just the things you’re writing about: thinking around a topic is helpful too. In fact, thinking in itself is useful. Developing your critical faculties is always a good idea. Thinking will allow you to spot similarities, make connections, and unearth new themes faster. …

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8 Personal Branding Tips for Ambitious Freelance Writers

Want to develop as a freelance writer? Want to charge more for your time? Want to eventually start a writing or content business? Create a brand. The best writers I know have great brands and they get great clients because of their positioning. Here’s how to build your own freelance writer brand. Being able to …

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What Not To Do: Digital Copywriter Lessons

Copywriting is hard. I’ve definitely learned a thing or too since I started! People skills and diplomacy are copywriting essentials- you need them pretty much every day. Working as a copywriter can be a bit of a minefield, with competing interests and priorities making it hard for you to satisfy everyone. Here are some key …

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