Writing Tips

What Font should you Use?

Apr 29th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

Most clients of mine specify certain style details when we start working together. Client A wants a bold-faced headline with no headings or bullet points and single spacing. Client B wants everything in a .txt file with at least three headings per article. I actually have a file where I save all style directions to [...]

What is Link Bait?

Apr 18th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

When you’re searching for jobs or reading advice about blogging, you’re going to come across the term “link bait” often. Clients want to hire you to write link bait. Experts recommend writing link bait. But do you even know what link bait is or how to write it?

The Ten Commandments for Web Content Writers

Apr 6th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

Despite the picture, this isn’t a post about religion. Like the Ten Commandments give people of certain religious beliefs a list of rules to follow, my Ten Commandments for Web Content writers is a list of the rules you should follow if you want to succeed in this business. Nothing on this list is earth-moving for seasoned writers, but as someone new to the business, you may not realize how important certain points could be to your ultimate success. There’s a reason that the same old topics get covered again and again and again - they really are the building blocks of being a successful freelancer.

How to Write a Good Review

Apr 5th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

From time to time, companies send me items to review (for this site, but also for other websites where I write). Everyone has their own review style, but there are a few points you should always keep in mind.

Don’t accept payments for your reviews – at least from the company that made the product. I [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned from Grey’s Anatomy

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

I love Grey’s Anatomy. Sue me. I know the show isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. I know that it’s a chick flick turned into a TV show. I know that the actors are a little elitist.
I still love it, and I have since about season two, when my college friends got [...]