Tips and Advice

Freelance Writing 101: Why You Should Cite Sources in Your Articles

Why should I cite my sources in my articles? I see this question all of the time. First, AC wants you to cite sources 99% of the time. Many other writing sites and clients also require, or strongly recommend, it. CLICK HERE to read more.

Know Your Audience and Avoid Bias in Your Writing

As writers we sometimes insert unintentional bias in our writing. This can turn off some people and result in the loss of readers. CLICK HERE to read more.

Authoritative When you are writing, it is important to write in an authoritative manner. You want your readers to know that your information is factually accurate and trustworthy. Be direct and to the point. Eliminate fluff and just tell them what they need to know. To sum it up, get it right and get to the point.

Believe in yourself Recently, many of us YCN writers had our confidence smacked with FC rejections. Yes, rejection is a part of the writing business, but that does not make it sting any less. However, a rejection does not mean you are a bad writer. You have to believe in yourself. Your have to believe in your talent and your writing. As we enter a new week and a new month, it is time to believe in ourselves and start anew.

Craziness All writers are crazy to some degree. Sanity stifles creativity and you cannot possibly be sane and work the hours we work and deal with what we deal with on a daily basis. Crazy is not necessarily a bad thing though. It is not the type of crazy that would have us committed, but the type of crazy that keeps us free-spirited enough to love what we do and to allow us to be creative enough to be really good at it.