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The key to successful freelance writing: being diverse or finding your niche?

Diverse or niche, which is the best way for a freelance writer to go? I went to a marketing lecture for small business owners recently and came away wondering what it is I actually do. I don't have a niche: my writing covers many fields, from copywriting for other businesses, writing freelance ... READ the POST

On marketing and selling your story

I went to a business networking meeting last week where there was a talk about marketing and selling your story. It involved some group discussion as the presenter talked us through the seven P's, namely: passion, principles, purpose, personality, position, people and proof. We were asked to ... READ the POST

A copywriting milestone

I'm celebrating a work anniversary - five years at Nicola Young Copywriter. That's according to LinkedIn anyway and the lovely followers who sent me a message of congratulations on the day. This milestone passed me by because I've been copywriting for much longer than that, but it wasn't until my ... READ the POST

The truth about being a writer in the digital age

What does it take to be a writer? You might think that all you need is an idea and the ability to put that idea into words. Well let me tell you, bloggers, writers and authors of today can't survive if all they can do is write. We have to be so much more than that. We're researchers - coming up ... READ the POST

Every Piece of Writing has its Own Place

I love writing this blog and I use it to discuss the things that are important to me. I also write articles that are more business related and at one point I tried to add these to this blog too. I soon realised that they don't really have a home here. My copywriting work is part of my writing life, ... READ the POST

My Writing Process Recipe – Throw in a Little Bit of Everything and Give it a Good Mix

I am joining in with the writers’ blog tour today, although it is with great trepidation. Following in the footsteps of the lovely Rachael Hale, who kindly invited me to do this, will be tough. Rachael is a history blogger and freelance writer for Kent Life magazine. On her blog, the History Magpie, ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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