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    1. 5 Ways To Jump-Start Your Writing Career While On Holiday
      Here are five easy tips to follow and you can actually use your holiday to boost your writing career.

    2. 7 Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read!
      No matter why you're writing an article, it's your responsibility to make your article interesting - otherwise no one will read it. So how can you make your article interesting and engaging to your readers? This article tells you how.

    3. A Conversation With Warren Adler
      An interview with Warren Adler, New York Times bestselling novelist and playwright. Author of The War of the Roses (Stonehouse Press), Random Hearts (Ballantine) and Mourning Glory (Kensington).

    4. Are You Ready for Full-time Freelancing?
      Are you ready to trade in your part-time, moonlighting freelance status for full-time success? This week's article helps you make the call so you can make the transition as confidently and as smoothly as possible.

    5. Are You Sure Your Query Is Ready?
      A quick checklist for a successful article submission.

    6. The Beginner's Guide To Freelance Writing
      This article by Jenna Glatzer, a full-time writer, is a must for those who want to start a career in freelance writing.

    7. Building your Freelance Business on a Shoestring Budget
      Want to build your own freelance writing business, but don't have a lot of cash or the know-how? This article looks at some ways to get your feet wet and get you on your way to full-time freelancing.

    8. The Business of Writing: Minding the Details
      This article discusses the financial and legal aspects of selling your writing.

    9. Concrete Writing
      Kelly Boyer Sagert, a popular writer, compares writing to laying concrete in this article, and finds surprising similarities.

    10. Do Writers Need a Website?
      Freelance writers can benefit from their own sites - it's a place where they can put clips and be contacted by editors, publishers and others who want to buy their writing.

    11. Do You Need A Pen Name?
      Many writers use pseudonyms or pen names. You need to know why you're choosing to be anonymous and how it may make life easier, or more difficult.

    12. Do You Need an Agent?
      A literary agent can help you launch a writing career--or maybe not.

    13. Fifteen Craft Exercises for Writers
      Writer John Hewitt provides writing tasks that will help writers to develop their craft and to learn more about themselves.

    14. Finding Ideas for Writing
      For beginning writers, finding ideas for writing may be a real struggle. But for professionals, it may be so easy that articles just pour out almost every hour of the day. Learn how to find ideas for your next article here.

    15. Finding Non U.S. Markets
      The U.S. is not the only place to sell your writing. How do you find markets for your prose? And what else do you need to know.

    16. Finding Your Market
      John Hewitt writes about how to find freelance success through specialization and finding the right markets for your skills and interests.

    17. Freelancing in Your 20s
      Too young to be a freelance writer in a highly competitive world? This article outlines tips and advice a 20-something freelance writer should know.

    18. Freelance Writing on the Net
      Here's an article that offers great tips and advice on how to get started as an online freelance writer.

    19. Freelance Writing Tips
      What does a freelancer really need to know in order to break in to the business of writing for games? This article answers the question.

    20. How do I write a query letter
      Editors base their decisions on queries. Your ability to write a good query letter is a skill that can make or break your chances of getting published. This article provides a detailed description of how to write a winning query letter.

    21. How Much Should I Charge?
      Before you determine how much you should charge for your writing, there are some things you need to take into consideration.

    22. How Rejections Can Help You
      Writers need to use rejections as constructively as possible. This article tells you why you should use editors' feedback constructively, even if you don't feel it is constructively handled.

    23. How Stuff Works - Freelance Magazine Writing
      New writers and journalists can browse this step-by-step guide to writing and publishing articles in national magazines.

    24. How to Avoid the 'Free' in Freelance Writing
      When was the last time you were asked to write for free? It may be to kick off a new enterprise or to assist an ezine that promised publication in lieu of payment. Here's three ways to ensure your writing isn't taken for granted and for free.

    25. How To Be A Starving Writer: Write For Pay-Per-Click Sites!
      Do you want to earn 35 cents for four articles in a month's time? Try writing for pay-per-click sites.

    26. How to decide if freelance writing is for you
      So you really want to become a freelance writer? But is it really for you? Here are some key questions you should ask yourself when deciding to become a freelance writer.

    27. How To Find Foreign Writing Markets
      Writing for foreign writing markets is a great way to increase your income as a freelance writer. This article tells you where to find that high-paying foreign market.

    28. How to Negotiate Freelance Writing Rates
      Negotiating your freelance writing compensation can be a scary task the first time out. This article tells you how to get the pay you deserve.

    29. How To Recycle Your Writing & Get Away With It
      You can creatively recycle your old articles and get paychecks in surprisingly little time and very little effort. This article tells you how.

    30. How to Write a Successful Query
      From the hook to the close, make sure your query gives editors the information they need -- and the impetus to say "yes" to your proposal.

    31. How To Write For The Web
      Freelance writer Amrit Hallan discusses in this article the reading habits of an average web surfer and the tips to get the attention of people to read online text.

    32. Interview with Paula LaRocque, author of "Championship Writing"
      What are the two essential things a writer needs to succeed today? Find the answers from successful writer Paula LaRocque.

    33. Know Your Rights
      Here's a quick guide to a freelance writer's rights to a written work.

    34. Making a Living at Freelance Writing
      Here's a freelance writer's article for writers who want to make writing as a main source of income.

    35. Of Warnings, Scams and the Like
      It's hard enough to earn money as a freelance writer or editor. Don't get ripped off. Pay attention to the warnings; read about scams.

    36. Restoring Faith in Your Freelance Writing Business
      Freelance writing business is alive and kicking. WIth the internet and employers looking for writers online, who say's freelance writing is dead? Keep the faith. How? Read this article.

    37. Smooth moves - how to make your writing flow easier
      Know what phrases or words you should use to connect your writing in the smoothest way possible, making your writing clearer to the reader.

    38. Taxes for Freelancers
      Writers and other freelancers live by different tax rules than employees do. Here's an overview, with links to advice from a professional tax preparer.

    39. Three Secrets of Successful Freelancing
      There are really only three things you MUST do to be a successful freelance writer.

    40. Tips for planning your writing time!
      Want to be more productive as a freelance writer, this article will tell you exactly how.

    41. Working at Writing
      Are you one of those fulltime freelance writers who often fall into the waiting traps of washing machines, meals and procrastinations? This article tells you how to combat the dreadful lack of discipline in freelancing.

    42. Writing ~ where do you begin?
      Do you throw down words the moment you have a thought or do you structure what you'd like to write before committing yourself? Whatever your approach, here's some common sense tips that are not commonly used.

    43. Writing an Article That Sells
      Here are few tips from a successful freelance writer.

    44. Writing For The Web: Where To Get Article Ideas
      Are you trying to figure out something to write about for your own e-zine, web site or e-book, this article tells you where to check out for list or directory on a subject that you find interesting so you can immediately start writing.

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    Mars is a journalist at the Manila Bulletin, a Philippine daily newspaper, and does Technical Writing for SMART CONSULTING, a US-based company that produces tecnical documents, web content, business plans, proposals, and other marketing documents for several US-based clients. He is also a freelance writer for a Singapore-based business magazine and Florida-based newspaper. Mars spends his free time writing love letters and other stuff for his girlfriend.

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