Let’s Be Clear: Don’t Steal Words

Let’s Be Clear: Don’t Steal Words

The other day a prospective client approached me with an opportunity. They wanted an article writer to “adapt” content from other published blogs. “We provide the source material,” the client said. “You just adapt and submit for our blog.” I declined the offer. Unfortunately for many writers, plagiarism is an all too common offense. The…

Claim A Scrabble Triple Word Score

Claim A Scrabble Triple Word Score

Today is National Scrabble Day here in the United States. The day celebrates the birth of Scrabble¹⁴ inventor Alfred¹⁰ Mosher¹¹ Butts⁷ (numbers equal the Scrabble point value). Scrabble, and the countless knockoffs it spawned, is a fantastic game based on words. For writers, Scrabble can help expand (and show off) a vast vocabulary. When else…

Do You Know Your Value?

Do You Know Your Value?

I was looking at content writing jobs on LinkedIn the other day. One offered $15 for a 400-word article. They justified this by stating it should only take 15-minutes to write 100 words. In other words, they were offering $15 for what they assumed should take an hour of work. That same day I was…