August 4, 2010

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Say good-bye to blank pages and writer's block.

What is Writing 101? Quite simply, it's a list of all the sources you'll ever need to compose brilliant articles, find new jobs, and climb the freelance ladder even if you've never earned an official degree or conducted an interview before.

Who am I to tell you how to write? I've been working full-time as a freelance writer for over two years, but you don't need to trust me for this site to help you out. Writing 101 isn't a place for me to blather on all day about my opinions on freelance sites or the latest grammar rules. Instead, it's a place where I find the best of the best the web has to offer and link you to it. From the great masters who went the traditional college route to the hard-working freelancers who got here off hard work alone, I keep you updated on new job postings and, most importantly, ways to improve your skills.

Each month we go on a journey to learn a specific new talent, be it improving your grammar or conducting an interview. I'll fill you in on all the free resources awaiting you, and hopefully your new writing abilities will put a little more cash in that wallet of yours. Sit back, relax, and let me do the research for you. After all, what do you think I get paid for? (Alright so I'm not actually getting paid for this. But wouldn't it be nice?)

About Me

I've been a freelance writer for over two years now and love to share my experiences, both good and bad, with others. I hope my blog entertains you, helps you find a job, gives invaluable advice and, if possible, does all three.

I write for Demand Studios, WiseGEEK, TopTenREVIEWS and recently started a job at Consumer Search. In the past I've worked for a number of smaller sites and created web copy for private clients. I'm now expanding my work to full-time status and trying to make my way up the freelance writing ladder.

Currently, I'm earning my degree in web design with a year's training in web authoring which deals with web copy and articles designed specifically for the way online readers skim read.

I love to research and write about virtually every subject I can get my hands on, but my favorites lie in arts and crafts, personal organization, personal finance, home and garden, web design/Photoshop and, of course, writing about writing.

In November I start pitching my first novel, a comedy/satire by the name of "The God Intrusion" for publication. I already have a small bonfire built for burning rejection letters (after salvaging any helpful critiques of course) and several stamps armed and at the ready for sending out the manuscript until it finds an agent or catches fire.


See a sample of my work at the following sites:

Free Activities In Washington, D.C. (

Reading by the Gushing Library Fountains in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (

What Is a Continously Variable Transmission? (

What Is Octyl Methoxycinnamate? (

Gadget Gift Stores Review 2010 (TopTenREVIEWS)