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Free-lance writing is an especially good field for the beginning writer, because it unlimited in its market and does not require the complicated plotting technique that is inclined to mock the amateur. The writer is never confined to any subject out of his own liking. And naturally what a person likes he is more likely to excel in.

In no other field of writing can an amateur initiate so easily upon topics of his own line of interest: business, sports, good housekeeping, recipes, and so on.  There is for the beginning writer such an opportunity to duplicate checks for the same idea. You have but to learn how to rephrase each article you submit. At no time has the short article been so popular than at present time.

While it is true that we all learn from one another, it also is true that some of it has to come from within; a genuine desire to learn the right tactic and a love of writing. And of course, the rules of writing ­­­­are not to be ignored if you would see yourself succeed as a writer. Read. Read. Read.

There are just as many rules in life as there are people who break them. Do not kill. Do not commit adultery.  Do not steal. And of course, do not end a sentence with a preposition. But see, unless you knew what a preposition was in the first place, you may have committed this last sin thousands of times unknowingly.  Which is why it is important to know that there rules in heaven and on earth, with hell being an exception?

To succeed as a free-lance writer, you will find that a few distinct qualities are in fact essential. It therefore is almost impossible for anyone to teach you everything about writing; do your research and saturate yourself with good material. It is safe to say that writing is a business like any other. Believe in yourself and in your ability. Tackle the job with professionalism and enthusiasm, and above all, remember to employ the rules of writing; the eight parts of speech.

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Without a doubt, grammar sucks as there are only a few people out there who really enjoy the subject, just as there are only a few people out there who enjoy body piercings. But if you are like me, you must really hate grammar too. What is it about grammar that most people are afraid of? In fact, grammar is not as dull as you might have imagined it to be.

For your writing pleasure, it probably is important to know that words can be used in so many ways. Certain words change meaning in different surroundings. Which is why people have created labels that show how words work in different surroundings; these labels are what we call parts of speech.

There are eight parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections; all of which are important. Understanding how each part of speech works will help you to identify each part of a sentence and write clearly and effectively.

Just as a lie is the building block of a well written campaign speech so to say, it also is true that a sentence is the building block of verbal and written communication. You really can’t do anything without knowing the basics first.

Think a baby, when just born; all it knows is cry when it’s hungry, wet, or even when it’s sick. It therefore, is the caregivers’ responsibility to try to figure out what is wrong with the baby because the baby’s’ only way of communication is cry when something is not right. Of course, babies will begin to smile when they are only a few days old although this may vary. But they are also quick to get confused if you tickle them really hard. They will be trying to figure out what it is you are doing to them. As they look in your face, they will be wondering whether you want them to smile, or you are in fact pinching them for something they did wrong. Aha, but that is beside the point, or is it.

Yes, to understand anything, you will need to know the basics first, and grammar is certainly not an exception. Knowing the eight parts of speech and how they are used will make your writing a lot easier.

What is it about blogging that many people can’t seem to get a grasp of? What is blogging? Blogging is all about sharing ideas online, even though it’s mostly used to advertise products or services on the internet. Website owners blog about either their products or services to reach their target audience, while others blog about anything they find interesting or worth sharing with the world. In other words, blogging is an online diary.
Blogs come in many different shapes and sizes; however, if you really want to get the most out of your blog, you must create one that many people will find interesting, educative, and worthwhile. What this means is that most people will keep coming back for more of what you have to say or offer. Blogging indeed would have been boring if it was nothing but one outdated tale after another after another.
Which is why you must be mindful of what you blog about if you want to be successful as a blogger. It really is important to understand that there are millions if not billions of websites on the World Wide Web, most of which are competing for visibility. And if your website looks as though it were built-in the 1900′s, most of your site visitors will only visit your website once and that’s it. In the internet marketing world, it is believed that the more people will visit your website or blog, the more money you will make.
If your blog was created for the sole purpose of making money, but you are hardly making any money with your blog or website as is, then you might want to consider different methods of advertising, or remodeling your blog altogether.

Although it is true that the purpose of your writing may change in every assignment you get, the main goal, however, remains the same: to express your ideas clearly and effectively. Unless readers can understand what you write, they will find it quite difficult to appreciate your special idea on a subject. This is where knowing the rules of language become important. Knowing good grammar helps you to write clearly, express your thoughts effectively, and avoid being misunderstood.

If in doubt about your writing, it sometimes is necessary to take some classes that will help you become a better writer. Please keep in mind that learning is a lifelong process, therefore, there is no such thing as being too old to learn. Keep learning until you become comfortable with your own writing.

Of course you can use simple sentences to avoid being misunderstood, but believe it or not, writing, indeed would be very boring if it were nothing but one simple sentence after another after another. Which is why it is important that you learn to combine sentences effectively? Sentences can be highly complex, but you cannot allow that to keep you from doing what you love:  writing. Learning to combine sentences can be of great help in many important ways.  Although not every pair of sentences can be combined in every way, you will be amazed at how many ways there are to modify the sentences’ meanings by combining them.

You must always keep in mind that the reader is the person for whom you are writing in the first place. If, as is likely, there will be more than one person reading your idea, think of that one individual in that group, and assume that you are writing the paper for that one reader.