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27 September
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Every Window Is An Article Opportunity

This Old Typewriter, originally uploaded by Girla Obscura.

There Is No Such Thing As A Bad Topic

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I just want to say this right from the start. There is no such thing

as a bad topic for an article. You can make grass seed interesting, if you want to, or the cost of bread fascinating. Writers do it all the time. The trick is to write about people, places and things you are passionate about, are an expert on, or wish to be an expert on. All good freelance writers start looking at every conversation, every book, every encounter they have and find interesting as a subject for an article. Each subject has a thousand angles. Pretty soon the whole world is a window of opportunity. The trick is to come up with the right angle for the audience you’re targeting, know what you want to say, exactly, and then write the query or article. How many articles would you like to write in one week? In my classes, you’ll find out how many you want to write, and how many you’ll actually write. That, in itself, is an interesting subject for me.

~Kerri

28 August
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Many Masks

The Life of a Freelance Writer: Wearing Many Masks

The life of a freelance writer is anything but simple. If you love writing articles, it is joyful to work at home, at your library, coffee shop, or wherever you choose, and do what you love to do. I love marketing, too, though it takes time, planning and thought. When I worked for big corporations (Westin Hotels), I didn’t have to worry about marketing, but when I started my own business, I was suddenly thrown into it. Fortunately, I loved it. As a freelance writer, you have to be a marketing manager, researcher, photographer, writer, editor, instructor, sometimes an illustrator, and more. More on marketing later, but it is the wheel that keeps your rent coming in.

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02 February
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~Kerri