Surely, we could compile another list of original ideas for essays, all witty, fresh and compelling. But this time we’ve got for you something even better than ready-made topics. Here are the mechanisms that can boost your own creativity so much that you’ll be able to generate even more outstanding ideas than you need, in no time.
Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Do You Suffer from the 4 Worst Habits of Freelance Writers?
Most of us don’t even notice our harmful habits. Or, if we notice them, we don’t take them seriously. Another chocolate bar right before going to bed? Another working hour spent on chatting with friends or browsing an online shop? Well, who cares?
However, breaking harmful habits really can make a difference. For instance, are you sure that you are free from the common professional bad habits of most freelance writers? Let’s check that!
3 Worst Habits Most Freelance Writers Have in Common
Apart from spending ages on research and always worrying where to get new projects for the next week, you are most likely to be a freelance writer if at least 1 of the following weaknesses resonates with you:
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Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Online Writers, Here’s How to Do a Vacation, Freelance Style
Freelance jobs rock. Nobody bosses you around, and nothing stops you from taking a coffee break whenever you may want to. Most online writers would miss a caring employer in only one case: when they think of an unpaid summer vacation. Even though this break is totally on you, a summer break is something that’s worth doing.
Here’s how to do a summer break right, freelance style.
6 Step Vacation Guide for Online Writers
Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Why Aren’t Your Rest Breaks Boosting Your Productivity?
In one of our earlier posts, we wrote about the potential benefits of leisure web browsing. Surprise – surprise! Charlotte Fritz, an assistant professor from Portland State University, added an important clarification – only visits to JOB-RELATED sites can boost your productivity. Other forms of rest breaks are a mere waste of time.
Not All Rest Breaks Help You Recharge Your Batteries
Internet is one of the biggest temptations ever. It’s close to impossible not to lose track of time on your favorite sites. “I’ll only check in for a minute” is one of the top lies, second only to “I read and accept the terms and conditions.”
A recent business study revealed that at least 64% of office employees visit non-work related sites at work. And things can get only worse if you’re a freelancer, working from home, one on one with your deadlines.
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What do you think of music for writing? Some writers use it to block outside noises, while others need some music in the background simply to relax, enhance their imagination and let their writing flow. At the same time, there are writers who prefer absolute silence.
Tastes differ. Yet, here we’ve collected our favorite pieces of music, which worked best for us. What if they will boost your productivity and lift your spirits, too?
Music for Writing Articles and Essays
Articles and essays require unconventional thinking and creativity. Flashes of inspiration are not that often found in writers’ rooms, unless you listen to something that unlocks your brain:
- Enigma “Return to Innocence” – a reminder to be yourself!
- Gheorghe Zamfir “The Lonely Shepherd” or “The Sound of Silence”
- Philip Glass “Metamorphosis”
- Goldberg’s variations of Bach’s music
- Enya “Carribean Blue”