How To Make Your Writing Sell Stuff

In the survey I put out last week about this newsletter, one thing that became pretty clear was that you guys want more long-form, actionable writing lessons.

So with this being prime selling season, I thought it only made sense to share my best tips on...well, selling. With words.

I’ve written fairly consistently about this topic for the past four years, so I’m breaking down some of my most valuable articles on the topic (and linking to them) in a TL;DR format here. 

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How to Get More (Ideal) Work as a Freelance Writer

If there’s one question I get asked more than any other, it’s this: How do I reach my target audience and get them to hire me?
So that’s what we’re covering today.
The approach I’m outlining below is applicable to almost any niche and for any type of freelance work. If you want the long-form version, you can read it here. Otherwise, I’m doing the shortened version below.
Let’s get to it.

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Why Punctuation Matters in Writing

When we talk about writing, we often think only about words.

But the more I write, the more I realize that punctuation…it’s huge.

It determines how your words are read, understood, and interpreted.

I’m not talking about proper grammar, either. I don’t care so much about that.

This is a conversation about how punctuation influences the style and voice of your writing. Let me illustrate with an example:

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