Why Are Writers So Undervalued?


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Since I started writing again, I've spent a lot of time looking around the net at places offering work of various types, from product descriptions to blog posts to full-blown academic articles and everything in between.

Many of these sites are what is known in the trade as 'content mills' where buyers put up job offers and writers bid or tender for them. Sounds like a great way for a newbie to get a foothold and put a portfolio together, but there is a huge downside. A vast proportion of buyers use the process to get their work done for peanuts.

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Date: 10/August/2016  |  Views: 444  |  Comments: 0

The Things You Hear

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I live on a boat. While that knowledge isn’t directly relevant to this tale, it’s the reason why I was where I was yesterday. Allow me to explain.

My boat is moored near to the accommodation blocks for the local university and the uni very kindly allows boaters to use the student’s laundry facilities. I was, therefore, sitting watching my smalls rotating yesterday when a young chap wandered in with his washing.

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Date: 08/August/2016  |  Views: 514  |  Comments: 0

Re-Birth of a Freelance Writer

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I recently decided that I need to get out of my own head a bit more.

Ok, that statement probably needs some clarification for those who don't know me.

I work on my own a lot and have come to realise how insular that can be. So, I've taken a leap and resurrected something I did a lot of years ago - writing.

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Date: 04/August/2016  |  Views: 405  |  Comments: 0