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What is a self expression article called?

They're usually just called essays. Though in our modern age we often use names related to the platform. So on a blog, they're posts or blog posts. As Zeiss Ikon points out, in a newspaper, they'...
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How much to charge for a blog post in the UK?

There is no "usual" rate because writing skills are a very wide spectrum ranging from "kid out of high school who thinks they are a writer because their Dragonball fanfic got over 2000 views" and "...
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Writing as a second job

...are there some opportunities where one could profit from his/her writing skills? Yes indeed, there are many opportunities - but it comes down to which writing skills you have, and how well you ...
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What is a self expression article called?

I'm used to seeing them called "opinion pieces" when they run in a print newspaper. Very possible that term could be out of date, however (as print newspapers more and more seem to be). In some ...
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What is a self expression article called?

I've heard them called 'personal essays' when we were assigned them in class. For newspapers they're usually called opinion pieces though, and shorter. As Zeiss Ikon said, if you're mainly talking ...
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How should I calculate the rate for a book I am writing as a co-author?

I think this is VERY opinion based due to the situation, so here are my opinions. First, I agree with @Cyn, put the deal in writing and in detail and signed and dated. Contracts are simple, and if ...
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How to get opinion freelance articles accepted?

Are you in the US? A primary model here is "I might be interested in you as long as you might have something I can use. I'll give you attention as long as it costs me nothing." In other words, if ...
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How to get started as a freelancer?

It's simple really. Write about anything that interests you Write something, proof, rewrite repeat. Submit wait, wait, wait, deal with rejection. Start over if you repeat this process while writing ...
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How to get opinion freelance articles accepted?

Without seeing your articles, we can only guess. My guess is that you don't bring anything new and exciting to the table. I am an atheist and will be one as long as I can think rationally (and when ...
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Writer's Market

You may have had a chance to look at the book by now, but just in case... The books are put out by Writer's Digest and there are a series of them put out annually (Poet's Market, Writer's Market, and ...
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How should I calculate the rate for a book I am writing as a co-author?

Something in the range of $50/hour (assuming US dollars within the US or the equivalent in industrial countries) is reasonable for professionals. It's about what artists charge to do illustrations ...
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How to get started as a freelancer?

Everyone starts as a newbie, and there's no requirement of a writing degree to be a professional writer. However, you'll likely need to start at the bottom and work your way up, like the majority of ...
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Article was not published within agreed time, how do you avoid/handle this situation?

Look in your publishing contract. (In the absence of a contract, the written communication between you and your publisher can serve as an agreement and stand in for a contract.) If the contract (or a ...
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How to Mention the Use of Pseudonym when Cold Pitching

It really is not that uncommon in an online world to use a pseudonym. You're doing it right now, in fact. If you feel it is important to get settled early, though; still don't mention in the initial ...
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Is Duosuma really free and if so what exactly is one able to do and not able do with it for free?

From duotrope.com/duosoma: Duosuma is Duotrope's Submission Manager platform. It helps publishing projects and literary agents receive and manage their submissions quickly, easily, and affordably. ...
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Medium platform - how do you withdraw your draft article from consideration at a publication?

When you enter your medium Draft, you should see in the three dot menu at the top (***) an option called “remove from publication”. This will remove your draft from the pub’s queue. This is also how ...
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What is a self expression article called?

Yes, they are called "opinion pieces." However, they represent a very tough market, because far far more people have opinions than there are paying publications seeking them. So if you are looking to ...
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Writing as a second job

As with any art form, the creative, personally fulfilling writing is what everyone wants to do --only the best make money at it, and there's a glut of aspiring hopefuls. The writing that consistently ...
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Writing as a second job

You can profit from your writing, but it will be harder to. Small publishers are more hesitant to publish your writing, and the bigger ones are too preoccupied (from my experience). If a book you ...
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How to get started as a freelancer?

Your best bet is to build from your previous experience working for magazines and journals by submitting to ones that pay. In addition to the big, general interest publications, there are a lot of ...
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What´s the best path to writing a blog about technology?

In most technology books, a chapter tackles a single subject in depth. For example, "looping" in a language, the FOR loop; WHILE loop, DO WHILE, DO UNTIL, etc. In beginner books, syntax and the ...
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What´s the best path to writing a blog about technology?

One of the inherent challenges you will face in converting a serialized approach to information (blog, published articles etc) into a book is that episodic articles or blogs are, or should be, largely ...
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What´s the best path to writing a blog about technology?

In the comments you mentioned that you want to write a blog about differenct technologies, for example about different programming languages, and are having problems with how you want to structure the ...
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