Freelance: Adding a Little Extra
When we think about writing an article, we often limit it to the article itself. Did you know that many markets also seek shorter ancillary pieces?
In today’s Tuesday Tip, we’ll explore what it means when a magazine requests...Continue Reading
3 Tips to Make Writing Goals for the New Year
As we welcome the new year, it automatically makes us think of goals and dreams. It can also cause discouragement. That’s the last thing you want as you dream, plan, and look forward to a new year. In...Continue Reading
Merry Christmas from COMPEL Training!
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And...Continue Reading
Introducing Suzie Eller’s New COMPEL Course on Freelancing!
Years ago I decided I wanted to be a freelance writer. I longed to write and also make an income. That led to a nearly 20-year career of writing columns, paying blog posts, curriculum, and articles. The word “freelance”...Continue Reading
Abusing the Exclamation Point
As a writer, the exclamation point is a lot like jalapeños. One or two in a dish is delightful for it adds spice and flavor. However, if you drown the entire dish in them, it overwhelms and potentially...Continue Reading
One “I” Word to Avoid
I received a manuscript a couple of years ago from a writer friend. She was warm and funny in person, so I looked forward to reading her words. However, within a couple of pages, I put it down....Continue Reading
Three Ways to Recycle Old Blog Posts
Recently I went through my old blog posts. Some of them were barely viewed since they were posted when I first started my blog nearly ten years ago. As I looked through the posts, some were definite throwaways. However,...Continue Reading
Compelling Content and Design for Your Blog
A writing friend asked me to visit her blog. I was excited because I loved her writing. When I clicked on the URL she sent, I was surprised to find a series of long blog posts written in blocks...Continue Reading
Three Tips to Keep Writing During the Holidays (and a COMPEL Challenge and giveaways!)
Happy Thanksgiving from COMPEL Training! Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? It’s amazing how fast a year goes by! If there’s one thing I know about the holiday season, it’s how easy it is to let our...Continue Reading
Writing for Take-Home Papers
The take-home paper market is often overlooked by writers, and yet the opportunity is huge. Consider the colorful Sunday school paper your children receive at church. Think about the adult publication filled with inspirational stories, teaching, and faith-filled facts handed...Continue Reading