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Many freelance writing niches have particular times of the year when there’s more work available. You need to determine the seasonal rhythms of your niches so you are front and center of your existing clients and potential clients when it’s time to hand out those choice assignments. Freelance Writing Niche Seasons: Examples Freelance writers who specialize in […]

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Why Be a Freelance Writer? This is an important question that all freelance writers should ask themselves. We’ll all give different answers, but we need to know what motivates us to pursue a career that can have a high level of uncertainty and significant amounts of frustration. Here are my top five reasons for why I […]

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Most of us fall prey to logical fallacies, usually many times a day. However, clear thinking and analysis is crucial for making sense of all that affects us in our writing careers, our personal relationships, our interactions with our political system, and our daily decisions, large and small. This infographic clearly and succinctly lays out […]

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I’m pleased to announce the release of the third edition of Writing College Textbook Supplements: Developing Test Questions, Quiz Questions, Instructor Manuals, Lecture Outlines, and Other Curriculum Components. Most long-time readers know that this has been my main freelance writing niche for over two decades. This expanded and completely up-to-date edition details everything a freelance […]

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Education content management companies hire many freelance writers and curriculum developers to create supplements/ancillaries (test questions, lecture outlines, study guides, and much more) for textbooks at the college, high school, secondary, and primary levels. This post is based on Chapter One of my ebook Writing College Textbook Supplements, third edition,which discusses in-depth how to get […]

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College textbook publishers have a great need for freelance writers to develop curriculum components such as test questions, quiz questions, lecture outlines, instructor manuals and student study guides. My ebook Writing College Textbook Supplements, third edition, describes in detail how to create these ancillary materials, and how to get hired by college textbook publishers and […]

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Whenever something interrupts you from your writing, your concentration is broken and you lose time as your mind tries to recover that productive state you were in. And, of course, you also lose time dealing with whatever distracted you. Good time management is a top priority here at Productive Writers, so let’s discuss the major […]

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Google notified me repeatedly that my self-hosted WordPress websites weren’t secure, that they didn’t have the coveted “https:,” and that I should take care of it pronto. I’m no WordPress expert, just a freelance writer and product creator who runs blogs. So I dread these sorts of things and put them off as long as […]

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I get it: Freelance writing contracts can be scary and confusing. And if you feel this fear and confusion, you’re not alone. Heck, maybe contracts scare you more than Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Although I’m not sure that’s possible. And because contracts seem confusing and scarier than a killer clown, it’s tempting to work without […]

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Most of these productivity tips are based on sound psychological science and will help you be more productive and get more writing done. My suggestion: look through the list and pick 2-3 tips that you know will make a significant difference in your productivity and apply them right now. My Top Three… 4. Clean your […]

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