Author's Blog

Author News December 2023

Hello and welcome to my first Author News. Can you believe it? I’ve been writing for over a decade, and it feels strange to start this regular update now. But hey, better late than never, right? So let’s dive into the fun stuff. This website has been serving two purposes. It helped kickstart my writing …

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What is freelance blogging

What is Freelance blogging?

Freelance blogging is the practice of writing blog articles for clients. A freelance blogger can charge per article, per hour or receive an income based on the advertising attached to the article. Often, a freelance blogger works with a creative agency to produce blogs for multiple clients. They may also form direct relationships with marketing …

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The New WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Do you manage a self-hosted WordPress website? By now you should have encountered this year’s significant change, the WordPress Gutenberg Editor.  After a frosty reception from the blogging community, it’s now scoring two-and-a-half stars on WordPress.org. Because it’s optional, many users have reverted to the Classic editor. In this article we’re going to discuss: “Try …

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Art Writing Specials

How To Write A Short Artist Statement

A critical aspect of writing a short artist statement is to keep it easy to read. And this can be a difficult task when your art has so much to say, but you’re not sure how to tell it. Do you have a hard time expressing your process and thoughts? An artist statement provides information …

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How to write a pithy blog post and engage readers

To write a pithy blog post takes practice. If you dare to learn, your writing will engage more readers. While pithy describes a writing style and voice, it also characterizes language choices. But are you aware of its relation to the orange? Citrus fruit and other plants contain pith. It’s the white springy tissue under …

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Writing for others about the unfamiliar

As a ghostwriter for business blogs, “write what you know” has limitations when writing for others.  It seems like good advice and for most blog writers it’s the obvious choice. But when you’re writing for others on unfamiliar topics, you write instead towards what you want to know. Freelance writers like myself often take on writing projects …

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What does the phrase “sent to Coventry” mean?

While the exact origin of “sent to Coventry” continues to elude historians, its meaning remains steadfast. An English idiom, this phrase is not as predictable as other phrases, like “the finer things in life.” But its modern usage refers to a person ignored by society, friends, and family. I recently used the phrase for a theme …

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