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“Putting Your Worst Foot Forward” article on Tor

I think it’s good advice, but I’ve struggled when I’ve tried to follow this approach in the past because I don’t think just practicing is enough to make things better. I think it needs to be mindful, reflective, dire...

How to Pitch Articles and Get Published: An Effective 4-Step Strategy

Freelance writers who want to get published in magazines and on websites need to learn one skill above all others, and that’s how to pitch articles. Of course, writing skills are needed too. But freelancers, especially when they’re star...

SLN’s 15 Favourite Articles From 2018

Read our favourite articles from 2018. We took a look back at this year on the SLN Blog and picked out some of our favourite articles and most-read pieces. From shopping to sex, class to cheating, music to mental health—check them all ou...

20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each. The old adage is true: Time is money. But for most freelancers, coming up with timely ideas that spur editors to ass...

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Are articles a form of creative writing?

nikkimikkilee said: ↑ See above question. Click to expand… It depends who’s speaking, the type of article, and its publishing venue. My college courses defined them differently, and they were in different departments. The creative...

Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles

A new journal will allow academics to publish controversial articles under a pseudonym....

Expert Express: How to Find and Leverage Experts When Writing Articles

Quotes from voices of authority can lend credibility and depth when writing articles. Learn how enhance your freelance writing by incorporating expert input. For every article I write I consult five to 15 experts—depending on length, type...

Halloween Articles for ELA Lessons

ReadWorks is a popular service that offers a huge library of standards-aligned ELA lesson plans for K-12. You can search the ReadWorks library according to grade level and topic. Throughout the year ReadWorks publishes curated collections t...

How to Write Better Titles: 7 Effective Title Tips for Books, Articles, and Conference Sessions

Readers make snap judgements on what to read or not read. And they often rely on titles of books, articles, blog posts, and conference sessions to make those decisions. As such, writers must learn how to write better titles to find more suc...

How to Sell an Essay or Article: 21 Tips for Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Wondering how to sell an essay? Writing a cover letter that’s short and perfect to introduce your pages will sell a piece faster than submitting an excellent article or essay with an uninspired note. This article is excerpted from Susan S...

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