The Only Cure for Writer’s Block

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You’ve zeroed in on your topic idea, got your cup of tea (or coffee) ready and are sat at your desk waiting to pour your incredible article onto the page when… nothing.

No words.

No sentences.

Your brain’s turned to mush and that great article idea has vanished.

Your trail of thought breaks leaving you staring at a blank document with not the slightest clue what to do or where to begin. The dreaded rise of writer’s block has left you useless.

It’s a situation we’ll all find ourselves in at one point or another, for me it was the whole of yesterday morning. It is the single most detrimental effect on a writer’s productivity. A writer who can’t write isn’t a writer, you’re as useful as a footballer who can’t kick or an accountant who can’t count.

Thankfully writer’s block is temporary. The real question is how to smash through the barrier and get yourself back onto producing some awesome content. Continue Reading

The Real Deal with Freelance Bidding Sites

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Bidding sites. Most writers hate them, and with good reason. They’re: Full of clients who want a lot for very little Incredibly competitive and cutthroat A race to the bottom where work is often awarded to the lowest bidder I’ve had a shit time with them and you probably have as well. Nine out of […]

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Low Paying Clients are a Writer’s Journeyman

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I know what you’re thinking, even considering low paying clients flies in the face of everything I’ve ever said and goes against every expert’s advice. Nobody wants to work for peanuts. Unfortunately there’s going to be a point in your career where you’re working for one of those clients that doesn’t pay well. You can […]

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How a Shift in Focus Increased My Prospect Response Rate

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How awesome would it be to increase the response rate of your pitches? Less time spent pitching with more time spent writing and earning $$$ sounds like a winner to me, but is it easy to achieve. Well, yes and no really. It’s all about embracing a new approach to how you’re pitching your prospects. […]

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Will Clients Pay You to Write?

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Can I really do this job? Will this client pay me to write for them? Do I have enough experience for this position? These are the questions I struggled with when first starting out as a freelancer. I’d find the perfect listing or company and excitedly plan my pitch. I’d have everything ready to go […]

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Avoid Clients Who Won’t Pay with These Simple Steps

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How many times has a lack of planning or poor communication with a client come back to bite you? Or have you ever had a chatty client go quiet as soon as it’s time for payment? Regular readers will know I’ve had my fair share of clients from hell. I don’t have to delve too […]

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How to Get Your Guest Post Published with Darnell Jackson, C. Hope Clark and Lauren Tharp!

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Created a great guest post idea? Done. Found the site you want to submit it to? Yup. Sent your pitch to the site’s site’s content editor? Did it this morning. Pitch accepted? … No. If this sounds familiar or if you’re about to send off your first guest post pitch, stop what you’re doing a […]

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Going Back to Square One

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Have you ever felt as though you’ve lost your direction? Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the progression of Have a Word and I’ve got to say that I’m not happy. I feel as though the site is floundering, and I think I know why. I started this […]

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