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How to Pitch and Get a Byline in The New York Times

by Jordan Teicher | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 8, 2015


Looking for advice about getting pitches accepted? There’s no better person to ask than the editor of the publication you want to write for. Dan Saltzstein, a travel editor for The New York Times, discusses what freelancers can do to improve their pitches.

10 Key Ingredients for Successful Blogging [Infographic]

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 4, 2015


Have you visited a blog and wondered how the owner(s) do it to increase their blog's exposure, brand loyalty and success within the blogger-sphere? Take note of this fantastic infographic and commentary if you want to learn the secret ingredients that lead to blogging success.

Business motivation: Greatest success stories from Steve Jobs, Oprah, Zig Ziglar and more

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How did Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg manage to become so successful? This inspiring video pays homage to some of the greatest business leaders of our time and shows you how they started out and became so wealthy in all areas in life.

Does Writing By Hand Make You More Creative?

by Suchi Rudra | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 28, 2015


Writing by hand is laborious, and that is why typewriters were invented. But, does writing by hand make you more creative? Does the labor have virtue?

15 Reasons Why You're Not as Successful as You Should Be

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 16, 2015


Do you sometimes feel like you should be more successful? The reason you might not be as successful as you should be is because you have picked up habits that do nothing but drain you of time, energy and happiness.

10 Unusual Tips for Writers by Geoff Dyer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 2, 2015

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Geoff Dyer was described as, “one of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself, and one of our most original writers” by the New York Magazine. He offers some unusual writing tips— different, but good.

38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors to Avoid

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The New York Times bestselling author of "The Fault in Our Stars," John Green, guides you through some of the most common spelling and grammar errors, including ‘Who vs. Whom’, ‘Lose vs. Loose’ and ‘Elicit vs. Illicit.’

Why You Need to Stay Patient and Positive When Doing Business Online

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 23, 2015


Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. As a web writer, freelancer and or entrepreneur, there are many reasons why you should stay positive and patient in your business forays online.

The Different Types of People You See at Coffee Shops [Infographic]

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 13, 2015


With comfy chairs, air conditioning, smell of espresso in the air, potpourried restrooms and free Wi-Fi, coffee shops are often an answer to many people’s prayers. But, who exactly frequents coffee shops and what are the basic rules of etiquette for working from the shops?

How to Free Your Mind from Worrying About Money

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 25, 2015


Do you worry too much about money? As writers, freelancers and online entrepreneurs, money is one of our biggest worry. While worrying about money is a normal reaction, more often than not worrying solves nothing.

What Attributes Help Entrepreneurs Succeed? [Infographic]

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 16, 2015

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Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Becoming an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. There are key attributes that help you succeed and those that are holding you back.

Powerful Inspiration: Jennifer Bricker's Passion & "Never Say Can't" Attitude

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How many times have you said you can't do something because it was scary, hard or uncomfortable? After you watch this powerful and inspiring story, you'll never say "I can't" again.

21 Quick Thoughts to Make the Writing Process Less Grueling

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 7, 2015


Let’s face it—writing can be a grueling task. What do you do to make the writing process a little less painful?

15 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 22, 2014


Want to succeed in your craft or entrepreneurial venture? It's critical that you check if your habits are moving you towards your goals and avoid these habits that set smart artists and entrepreneurs up for spectacular failure.

Buzzfeed's Jonathan Perelman On How To Create Content That Gets Read And Shared Online

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Getting your voice heard online often feels like trying to talk in a crowded room. So how do you rise about the noise? Jonathan Perelman tells us how his company creates content that spreads on the social web.