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Writers’ Roundup: Helpful and Inspiring Posts on Writing and Blogging


It’s time to take a look at a few great recent blog posts and news articles that will help and inspire you!

This month’s roundup includes: how to find guest blogging gigs and how to write an amazing bio to introduce yourself to your readers. I also included an inspirational story about a woman’s journey to the most important interview in her life.

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1. Want to be a guest blogger? Start here.

A great way to build your writing portfolio is to write a blog post for another blogger, a company, magazine or other website, also known as guest blogging.

I recently did a guest blog post about 7 Simple Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

But how do you find guest blogging opportunities?

The blog Writers in Charge has a helpful list of blogs and websites that accept guest posts from writers. This user-friendly list is also broken down into different categories such as beauty/fashion, health/fitness, business/finance blogs, entertainment, parenting, travel, politics and more.

Here’s the link: The Definitive List of Blogs That Accept Guest Posts.

2. Now, tell us about yourself.

Congratulations! You’ve just been asked by a blogger or editor to write for their website or magazine. Now, you need to write a short bio to tell readers about yourself.

So, how do you write a bio? What details should be included?

Writer and blogger Pamela Hodges offers great ways to introduce yourself to your readers, on the blog The Write Practice.

Check out her advice: 7 Killer Tips for How to Write a Bio.

3. Get inspired by the story behind one woman’s most important interview in her life.

I usually like to end my writers roundups with an inspirational story. That’s why I wanted to share with you this great story about Tiffany Wright, who is currently a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Wright’s journey, from growing up in southeast Washington, D.C. to a clerkship for the nation’s highest court, included tragedies and various problems.

One of my favorite quotes from this video comes from Ms. Wright remembering the advice a lawyer gave her, while Wright was in elementary school, about which skills are needed to be a good lawyer.

Wright recalled: “He said, ‘You have to read a lot and you have to be a good writer.’ And I said, ‘Okay. I can do that.’”

Check out this video to watch and hear about Wright’s amazing journey.

You can also read more about Wright’s story, featured in The Washington Post, here.


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