Elmarié Porthouse

Advice for Freelance Writers

Advice for Freelance Writers

Somehow questions seem to come in streams and this past week the questions people kept asking me over and over again all had to do with advice for freelance writers. It reminded me of the time I started out and did my first freelance writing job. Unfortunately there isn’t a kiosk out there somewhere where one can pay 25c and get some advice for freelance writers. No, I had to learn the hard way.

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Please, Stop Falling For Child Abuse Scams!

Please, Stop Falling For Child Abuse Scams!

It happens almost on a daily basis: I open my Facebook and see pictures of abused children or animals. One’s heart breaks for abused children but when their pictures are used to mislead people, it makes my blood boil.

child abuse scams

That is why I’m trying to do my own small part in trying to stop child abuse scams.

Where do these child abuse scams originate from?

Very few people nowadays don’t know what the…

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Oscar Pistorius, the Name on Everyone’s Lips

Oscar Pistorius, the Name on Everyone’s Lips

Being South African, the whole Oscar Pistorius saga gripped me by the heart. It’s hard for me to accept what is happening with him at the moment. Somewhere inside me there is a small part that wishes we can all wake up and it was just a bad dream. But I know it is true: Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp.

oscar pistorius with children

Oscar in happier days. Picture from oscarpistorius.co.za

We cried because we were proud of…

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Kahlil Gibran on LoveKahlil Gibran on Love
To Kahlil Gibran, love was more important than anything. Of all poets through…View Post

Kahlil Gibran on Love

Kahlil Gibran on Love

To Kahlil Gibran, love was more important than anything. Of all poets through…

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Yes You Can!This past weekend we celebrated Australia Day. It was the first time I have been able to see proper…View Post

Yes You Can!

This past weekend we celebrated Australia Day. It was the first time I have been able to see proper…

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It’s All About Generosity!When I was asked what my new year’s resolutions for 2014 were, a single word came to mind:…View Post

It’s All About Generosity!

When I was asked what my new year’s resolutions for 2014 were, a single word came to mind:…

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streakedfantasies:

Write a good one

A new year holds so many possilities…

streakedfantasies:

Write a good one

A new year holds so many possilities…

Setting Goals and How Not to Lose the PlotSetting goals for the New Year is what most people do around this time of year. And even though…View Post

Setting Goals and How Not to Lose the Plot

Setting goals for the New Year is what most people do around this time of year. And even though…

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