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Application for Writing Jobs

September 26, 2011

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In one of my early blog posts, I asserted that writers need to create a standard introductory email that’s ready to send out in a moment’s notice in response to writing job ads in which they are interested. Not only do you need a standard introductory email ready, but have you heard the old cliché “the early bird […]

Writing Challenge for You!

September 19, 2011

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That’s right. I want to challenge you to write something. Not just anything, but my challenge to you is to write something for you –not for someone else, some other company or some other purpose, but for YOU. First Stab at It Take out a pen and paper — okay, you can use your computer […]

Writing, Blogging, Spelling and Punctuation

September 12, 2011

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Whether you write or blog for a living, spelling and punctuation could be defining factors in your success. You might be a writer that blogs or a blogger that writes for a living, but both of these scenarios require spectacular spelling and perfect punctuation skills. Why is it so important to perfectly portend and punctuate […]

Writing and Trauma — an Exercise in Healing

August 22, 2011

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Little Declan Jace I have friends, Jason and Kim, who just lost their baby boy, Declan Jace, yesterday. My heart grieves for them. You see, they found Declan in his bed not breathing several days ago, rushed him to the hospital, and the terrible saga began. “How does this relate to writing?” you might ask. […]

How Much Are You Worth?!

August 8, 2011

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Whether you realize it or not, your worth is constantly being measured. It’s measured by what you and others think of you and your talent. How Is Your Worth Measured? As a writer, your worth is measured by what others are willing to pay you and by what you are willing to accept. Although you […]

Format a Manuscript to Submit to a Contest, Magazine or Other Publication

July 25, 2011

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I just received a request from one of our members here asking how to format a manuscript to submit to a publication — in this case, it was the Good Housekeeping Fiction Contest I noted on a previous post. Don’t worry, there’s still time if you want to check it out. I found good starting […]

8 Easy Steps to Warm up Cold Calls

June 6, 2011

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Guest post by Jennifer Woodard @ http://wordzopolis.com/ … The biggest obstacle when starting a freelance business is getting your first clients. Everyone is touting social media marketing and it is a great way to connect with potential clients but it can take time to see the efforts of social media marketing bring in paying clients. One […]