The Worst Article Endings for Freelance Writing (& How to Fix Them)

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Freelance writing jobs can often leave you a little stressed out. On one hand, they are an excellent way to get paid to write. On the other hand, freelance writing gigs demand that you deliver quality content. If you don’t, you won’t get hired to do many more. One of the most common slip-ups of writers who are granted freelance writing opportunities is finishing the article with a weak ending.

In this free digital download, you’ll receive the 5 Worst Article Endings You Need to Avoid (& How to Fix Them) when delivering freelance content. These endings are too common in bad writing and, by learning them, you will be able to recognize—and rewrite—them to make your freelance writing better and more marketable. And the best part: This advice is completely FREE for you to download!

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What are some of the worst article endings? This free guide for freelance writers shows you our top five, and how to fix them.

Sneak Peek: Avoid the “Deflator” in your Freelance Writing

When freelance writing jobs & opportunities arise—be it freelance writing for magazines, online writing, travel writing, copywriting, etc.—make sure you write an excellent piece on the topic no matter what it is. And to make sure it’s great, you want to offer up an article that is worth people’s time to read. You also want to offer closure. If you don’t do those things (and a few others), chances are you’re providing a freelance piece that has one of these endings that editors (and readers) despise. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the types of article endings that you need to avoid:

The Deflator ending punctures the balloon you’ve spent your whole story building: Your topic isn’t really so important, after all, or the hot trend you’ve been tracking will probably never come to pass. It’s the writing version of that old Emily Latella gag on “Saturday Night Live”: “Never mind.” Sounds ridiculous, I know, but editors have actually received stories that end like this:

Ultimately, experts say, humans will probably never really live on Mars. But it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?

It turns out that only one in a billion people will ever have to worry about this rare condition. To which the rest of us can only say, “Whew!”

The fix for the Deflator goes all the way back to your story’s focus. If, for some reason, you really must write about something that seems unimportant, you’ve got to reveal this fact in the first few paragraphs—don’t keep it as a surprise until the end—and then explain why readers should care nonetheless.

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