I have two part-time contract writers. I had them pass a writing test instead of sending previously written samples. I've given them examples and instructions, and they were okay at first, but now their writing is becoming dull and generic. I think part of the problem is that they are working off site and just sending in their work. I am considering bringing them in house so I can answer questions and guide them. I know a lot of writers probably wouldn't like this, and I'd most likely have to make them employees.
Does anyone have inhouse writers? How well does it work?