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writing

Writing With NO Introduction – Easier, Faster, Better

Tell me, do you like writing lengthy introductions for your posts/articles? Scratch that, like is not the most appropriate word. Here’s a better question: Do you tend to write lengthy introductions for your posts?

I know I did. Not any more, though. Currently, I try to write no introductions for my articles at all, and I advise you to do the same.

Disclaimer. I’m by no means an expert on proper methods of writing, but I do have some experiments under my belt. This advice is based on one of those experiments. The technique has turned out to work just fine for me a number of other people I’ve shared it with.

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writing

How to Write Well

Guest post by George Benhorn

Nothing will help you build your fan base on the Web faster than learning to write well. And nothing can place bigger obstacles in your path than writing that’s laced with awkward phrasing, misspellings, grammar mistakes, and poor word choices.

What’s a young blogger to do? Here are some tips I’ve gathered in 40 years as a full-time writer and editor.

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classic post freelance writing

A Special Way to Get Started in the New Year

Taking a look at the archives of this blog, we’ve published 462 posts and 46 pages so far.

That’s at least 500 pages of valuable content from me, various guest bloggers, and the WritersinCharge team in a little over 2 years.

Furthermore, over 16,800 comments have been made here on WritersinCharge since its inception; that’s a lot of valuable content, tips, and feedback from the WritersinCharge community.

A lot of things have changed and the value in every article published and comment made keeps increasing daily.

In other words, there has been a lot of content published on this blog since it’s inception, content mostly tailored to writers and freelancers.

However, since we’re almost in the New Year, it’s time to face one very hard truth.

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freelance writing make money writing

The Shocking Truth About Writing For Money

You’re probably a rich freelance writer with lots of clients and a fat bank account.

You make so much money that even your dog can smell the wealth.

Well, good for you!

This was the case with Larry, a 21 year old freelance writer who was making a killing online. He had a few big clients who allowed him the opportunity to make about 5 figures every month.

After a whole month of hard work, he finally decided to take a day off. With a bowl of popcorn in his hand, he relaxed on his sofa to watch his favourite movie, “Total Recall”. But something unusual caught his eye.

To the left, a dark figure stood holding what looked like a long stick in its hand.

To Larry’s despair, it wasn’t a stick, but a long barrel shot gun pointed straight at him.

The next thing he heard was a loud noise; and to his horror, he felt his skull crack open and a sharp pain in the front of his brain.

In two short months, lots of cash was sucked out of his bank account. Debts and surgery expenses had to be paid.

After 6 months, Larry came out of his comma to a bank account with only 3 figures. Worst of all, a vital part of his brain was damaged.

Larry could no longer read nor write! He was forcefully retired from freelance writing.

And he was broke!

If he could turn back the hands of time, there’s only one thing Larry could have done to ensure he always had some cash in his account, regardless of what he did or where he was. Unfortunately, many freelance writers, both the successful and struggling, haven’t done this one thing.

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challenge

Challenge Report #2: Getting My First Client and Important Lessons

Just 2 months ago, I decided to test everything I’ve been preaching on this blog for the past two years by starting a public challenge.

The idea behind the challenge was to start a brand new blog, with a new identity and without using my connections or anything I’ve gained in the past 2 years. I would then turn it into a blog that resulted in freelance clients that yielded at least 4 figures in monthly freelancing income as a direct result of that blog – all in 3 months.