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Business Wisdom from Dad

Business Wisdom from Dad by Jake Poinier I received the writing and editing side of my brain from my mom’s side of the family, but it was my dad who taught me how the business world works. He died five … Continue reading

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A Quick Grammar Trick to Improve Freelance Sales

A Quick Grammar Trick to Improve Freelance Sales Success in freelance writing isn’t just about putting words to the page: It’s a matter of selling your skills, your services, and yourself. For many freelancers, the business side is a more … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Bust through Writer’s Block

5 Ways to Bust through Writer’s Block by Jake Poinier Joshua Hoyt’s post earlier this month, “Character Development in Action: How to Get Past Writer’s Block,” struck a chord with me. It’s a little different as a freelancer who focuses … Continue reading

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I Have No Style

I Have No Style by Jake Poinier When I say I have no style, I’m not talking about the fact that t-shirts and shorts are the dress code for my freelance writing and editing business. What I mean is that … Continue reading

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Why Every Writer Needs Graphic Designers

Why Every Writer Needs Graphic Designers by Jake Poinier Having started in the publishing business as a magazine editor, I’ve always valued the skills of talented graphic designers and web designers. As a professional freelance writer, it’s a relationship that’s … Continue reading

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The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received by Jake Poinier If you can consider a piece of red-ink-soaked paper “writing advice,” I received more than my fair share from Lew. Just out of college – and long before starting my … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Anonymous

New Year’s Resolutions Anonymous by Jake Poinier As we approach the end of the year, I’m reminded that I’ve never been a fan of making New Year’s resolutions. In principle, it’s a grand idea to set a mark of losing … Continue reading

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