Freelance writing

Is the term “freelance” affecting your credibility?

Is the term “freelance” affecting your credibility?

  The first rule of websites? "Never send your reader away from your website." Yep, that rule. The one I am about to break, so please come back. If you work on a contract basis, you may have considered: should you use the term 'freelance' to describe your...

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Newsjack alert! A twist on Thanksgiving

Newsjack alert! A twist on Thanksgiving

Enjoy this first post from the new website! 'Newsjacking' is grabbing a story in the news to give it an interesting twist. I decided to combine two stories. Let's see what happens! Today, I'm backing out of the tech and text world and jumping into a little (U.S.)...

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National Pasta Day!

National Pasta Day!

'Newsjack' alert for writers: National Pasta Day is fast approaching. According to the National Pasta Day website: “Marco Polo did not discover pasta in Asia and take it to Italy. Early Romans used a very simple flour and water dough: pasta is Italian for ‘dough.’”...

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It’s Left-Handers’ Day

Hey, freelance journalists, here's a 'newsjack' idea for you: Have schools' attitudes about left-handers changed? When my dad grew up, schools forced retraining of ‘southpaws.’ Or tried to, until they came up against Gramma Mary. 😎 She intervened and embraced...

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It’s National French Fry Day

Freelance writers: an interesting ‘newsjack’ for ya! OK ... who'da thunk it? There's an honest-to-goodness fun holiday celebrating French fries. I'm sure all you freelance writers out there have your own story about this crunchy treat. 'Newsjack' this idea! Here's my...

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International Axe Throwing Day

Are you looking for a different-angle news story? I think I can help you with that. Take a look at my Fun Holiday, this month. Hurry to get it on the schedule, because International Axe Throwing Day is coming up on Wednesday. This sport takes skill, helps with...

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‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan

‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan

To paraphrase the classic song, "We're just wild about H-a-r-r-y." For Brits and Yanks, the May 19, 2018, wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is still on our minds as this posts 18 days later. If you are a writer, you can use this topic tomorrow or 10 years from...

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Happy World Turtle Day

Happy World Turtle Day

OK  ... nuthin' difficult here, today. Just a new feature on the website (Fun Holiday) and a cute joke: What does a snail say when he's riding on the back of a turtle? He says, "Whe-e-e-e!" (Nope. It doesn't take much to entertain me.) World Turtle Day For those...

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