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1. Bookmarks: 8 How To Become A Bestselling Book Author What IS a best-selling author?You have to answer that in your own mind.Technically, it's any book that makes it into the Top 100 list at ANY online or offline bookstore.However, what does it mean to you?Is it someone who sells 300-500 books in a day through online bookstores like http://Amazon.com and makes the top 10?Is it only the person who makes it to #1?Is it the person who sells their book from their own website and makes $10,000 in a few months?...
2. Bookmarks: 3 How to Write Better Business Letters Writing business letters may be one of the best skills a business person can possess, especially during these times when few people possess it. The following tips will help you to construct better business letters. You can also adapt these principles to write better business e-mails, in terms of both format, style and tone.
3. Bookmarks: 6 Writing What You Want To Write: Personal Innovation Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale CarnegieSome of the special skills discussed in writing may have you feeling as if there is really no room for expressing your own personality in your writing. However, there is always a misunderstood need for personal innovation in storytelling. There will always be intriguing stories that defy conventional wisdom.Children'...
4. Bookmarks: 0 Writing Success: What Does It Mean To You? Like most creative professions the question of a qualified success in writing is not easy to concentrate into one definitive answer.Just as there are a multitude of writing styles, so too are there many examples of writing success.Examples1. "If I can just finish my first story, I will have success."2. "If I can just work up the courage to submit this to a publisher, I will have success."3. "If I can actually receive a check in the mail for a magazine article,...
5. Bookmarks: 0 Writing Contests: Building Writing Credentials One of the ways many writers can successfully add credentials to their portfolio if to participate in a variety of literary contests. This type of contest encourages writers to put their best foot forward in both creativity and attention to detail.It is true that there are some contests that provide a cash award for their top finishers, but there are also publishing scams that will accept your work regardless of quality. When you receive notice that your work has been acc...
6. Bookmarks: 4 Writing Advice From The Experts Part #1 One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment. - Hart CraneSome of the best advice for writers in the 21st century comes from those who have seen their successes and offer advice from their own experience. Let’s draw from that brain trust.On Writing WellShow don't tell. - Henry JamesDon't say the old lady screamed -- bring her on and let her scream. - Mark TwainCu...
7. Bookmarks: 3 Writers Make Money Online When you think of making money writing, you often think of freelance writing, ghost writing, and writing novels... all of which you can do on the internet. However, I'm wanting to talk about the hidden opportunities for good writers in internet marketing (no, forget blogging).Information is the key to the internet, whether selling tangible or digital goods. To answer your question, yes, people buy ebooks all the time. They don't even mind paying for those physical books b...
8. Bookmarks: 0 Who's Telling The Story? The point of view in any story is important because it provides a guide to manage the execution of your story. Most works of fiction use one point of view although a second perspective can be brought into the story for a short period of time.Third Person Perspective is the most common method of conveying a work of fiction. This method allows the narrator to have at least limited omniscience. The narrator has limited access to the knowledge and feelings of the characters i...
9. Bookmarks: 6 What To Expect At A Book Signing? One of the most thrilling moments for an author is when they are invited to participate in a book signing. This is often the stamp of approval many writers need, especially with their first book.Most bookstores see a book signing as a means of increasing foot traffic and promoting a sense of connectedness with the writing community. Most bookstore owners are open to the idea of providing time, space and promotion for a book signing.From a writers perspective this shou...
10. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Travel Writing? Becoming a successful travel writer involves some imagination, some legwork, and a powerful eye for detail to transform the rich experience of a place into a clear, exciting article. If you can do all of that, and if you're willing to put time into marketing your work, you can join the ranks of successful freelance travel writers.The key to successful travel writing is putting yourself into the mind of the prospective traveler. When a traveler arrives at a new destinati...
11. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Technical Writing? Technical writing requires the ability to write clearly, plainly, and accurately about extremely complicated material. If you can do that—and quickly—then becoming a successful technical writer is well within your grasp.The most common clients for freelance technical writers are educational firms, training companies and manufacturing/electronics/software companies. All of these demand a high volume of documentation-style writing, and thus a high volume of technical writ...
12. Bookmarks: 2 What Is Freelance Speech Writing? Freelance speech writing is the champagne of freelance writing; it offers a high degree of creativity, a high-profile clientele, and the chance to have your work heard among elite people. Of course, there are downsides as well: your style is restricted to that of the speaker, and the pool of jobs is substantially smaller than many other forms of freelance writing. But on the whole, the advantages make it very attractive to pursue gigs as a freelance speech writer. Speech ...
13. Bookmarks: 2 What Is Freelance Seo Writing? SEO writing is one of the newer forms of freelance writing spawned by the Internet Age, and as such, SEO writing is an excellent way -- if at times a frustrating way -- for budding writers to cut their teeth in the freelance writing scene. SEO writing takes a fair amount of imagination and some engineering grit, but if you like puzzles, then freelancing as an SEO writer will interest you. SEO, or "Search Engine Optimization," has its roots in the early days of the Interne...
14. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Public Relations Writing? Becoming a successful freelance public relations writer requires you to write persuasively and analytically. The key to persuasive writing is the key to good writing in general: know your audience. Public relations work requires you to address various audiences, such as: 1) Your customer base. Your customers already have some idea about what your client does; 2) Potential customers. Most won't know about your client directly, but they might be familiar with similar pr...
15. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Magazine Writing? Freelance magazine writing can be one of the most rewarding careers available to a freelance writer. Successful magazine writers are articulate, have a wide variety of interests, and know how to research a topic. Many freelance magazine writers write for various magazines, not just one, and like to write on diverse topics and sell their articles to a variety of magazines and media outlets. The key to writing for magazines and selling what you write is knowing your market....
16. Bookmarks: 1 What Is Freelance Journalism? Freelance journalism is one of the more hectic forms of freelance writing. If you want to become a successful freelance journalist, you'll need to be comfortable with spending much time hunting down stories, traveling from place to place, and writing under short deadlines. If you enjoy all of that, and if you're interested in some of the best opportunities for personal creativity, then freelance journalism may be for you. When we talk about freelance journalism, we need t...
17. Bookmarks: 3 What Is Freelance Food Writing? If you have a good appetite and a way with words, food writing may be a career option to consider. Not only is doing research for food writing one of the more enjoyable tasks in freelance writing, but you'll never be short of restaurant recommendations and potential free meals -- though you may run short of well-fitting pants. To become a successful freelance food writer, you'll need to know how to describe food well. The key to description, at least in traditional litera...
18. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Copy Editing? People interested in other freelance writing careers usually look upon copy editing with disdain. Copy editing doesn't involve attention to the actual structure of a piece, they say, and involves little research and fact-chasing necessary to create a lively, memorable article or story. However, copy editing carries its own unique challenges; such as: 1) you need to pay careful attention to the basic mechanics of writing; and 2) you need to pay attention to accuracy, b...
19. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Freelance Blogging? Blogging (short for "web logging"), born from the Internet age, is one of the newer venues for freelance writing. The Internet has generated a lot of news about the financial possibilities open to bloggers: an audience of potentially millions -- along with possible corporate sponsorship, a byline, and infinite creative control -- captures the imagination of many prospective bloggers, and makes blogging seem like an infinitely desirable, lucrative field. The truth is it is...
20. Bookmarks: 4 Time Management For Writers Most established writers have deadlines to follow. They are either pressed to complete an article by a certain time or they have a novel or non-fiction book that must be handed in by a deadline. In each case they have either a mandatory of self-imposed daily word count they need to complete in order to finish on time.The primary components to time management for writers should encompass several things.1. Writing - By actually identifying what your purpose is you take ...
21. Bookmarks: 4 The Sweet Taste Of Success Writers are an interesting breed of humanity – they can make us feel joy, sadness, anger and empathy. Sometimes they can cause us to feel all these emotions simultaneously.There are certainly more lucrative methods of gaining an income, yet everyday thousands of individuals will sit down at their keyboard pounding out a story that may never actually be published.There is a creative energy required to create a meaningful story. It is hard to invest that energy into a s...
22. Bookmarks: 3 The Reality Of Publishing Your Book According to a recent survey, more than eighty percent of Americans want to write a book. This shocking statistic is somewhat puzzling because the National Endowment for the Arts estimates that only fifty-seven percent of Americans have read one book in the last twelve months! What is it that makes people -- even non-readers -- want to put pen to paper? Perhaps it's the desire for fame and fortune. Maybe it's the need to earn respect from others. Or maybe it's the hop...
23. Bookmarks: 0 The Perfect Freelance Writer "Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines." - Gary SineseIf you pay close attention to the words and inferences of some who use freelance writers you will see that freelancers must be superhuman.The Top Ten Signs you Have Found a Perfect Freelance Writer1) They are never too busy to work on my project.2) They are always efficient enough to have the project completed yesterday.3) They are willing to write ...
24. Bookmarks: 0 The Organized Writer's Six Rules Are you trying to get organized so you have more time to write? Here are six rules guaranteed to make you more productive and more organized when you add them to your life.1. Work with Yourself, Not Against YourselfWhen you're trying to become more organized, it's tempting to try and fit into the existing organizing system of an "expert." They seem organized and they promise that if you try it, you'll be organized, too.What's more effective is to understand your ...
25. Bookmarks: 0 The One You Love To Hate Many of the best stories in fiction have both an antagonist and a protagonist.The protagonist is the main character or hero that we cheer on and hope conquers all.The antagonist is the story’s villain. The best bad guys are the ones we love to hate. We don’t need to know why they are bad, we don’t need a play by play of the choices they made early in life, we simply recognize they are bad and we don’t want them to win.A story can operate without an antagonist; how...
26. Bookmarks: 0 The Joys Of Freelance Home Writing Freelance writing can be one of the most profitable and enjoyable ways to earn a living from the comfort of your home. With thousands of business owners and online sites calling for content, there is a great need for independent contract writers who have the skill and time to create relevant copy. Whether you are a parent who desires to stay home with children or someone who simply wants the freedom the work from home profession provides, the benefits of freelance writing fro...
27. Bookmarks: 3 The Exercise Of Emulation A writing exercise that is helpful in learning a very specific style of writing is called Emulation. This is done to match the style of a specific author.In essence, you create an entirely new passage using an existing passage as your guide.For example if you wanted to try to write in the same manner as the Psalmist you might copy a passage of Scripture…Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Kno...
28. Bookmarks: 4 The Book Writer's Guide To Self-Publishing Self-publishing has become common practice for many writers who want accolades of having a book published, no matter who publishes it. Writers choose self-publishing for various reasons. Many writers desire the freedom and business aspects of publishing work independently. A self-published writer is one who is in control of every aspect of their published work. The publishing industry defines self-publishing as authors publishing their own books or other media, instead of wit...
29. Bookmarks: 6 The Banned Narrator-Are You An Epistolary Novelist? Do you like to write letters to those who have meant something to you? Do people like receiving your letters? Have others said they always look forward to your letters?If you answered yes to any of the above questions you could be an Epistolary Novelist.This novel approach to fiction writing is unique in that the entire novel is composed with letters written between main characters or a solitary writer.One of the classic Epistolary Novels in Christian fiction is t...
30. Bookmarks: 0 There’s Always A Critic Have you ever had anyone criticize your writing? Maybe they were just having a bad day. After all some people just can’t seem to say anything nice.Not everyone is comfortable with criticism, but there may be times when it provides just what you need to move forward in your writing.There is a man that’s been called the “Simon Cowell of Christian Publishing”. A few quotes from Chip MacGregor might allow you to see that he’s far from being the touchy-feely type. The foll...
31. Bookmarks: 2 That’s A Hyperbolic Understatement If I Ever Heard One There are at least sixty different types of rhetorical devices in English literature. The English language is an odd mixture of truth and symbolism and most often exhibits this propensity in the form of various figures of speech. Of all the types of symbolic or rhetorical devices used, hyperbole is the most common. The use of hyperbole may remind you of William Shatner and his propensity to overact.Worsley Online School asked visitors to come up with examples of hyperbole...
32. Bookmarks: 6 Book Development: How To Create Tantalizing Titles And Sensational Content Years ago when Napoleon Hill's famous manuscript on building wealth was ready for publication, it had no title.His publisher called and said, "If you don't come up with a title by tomorrow morning, I'm going call it "USE YOUR NOODLE AND MAKE A BOODLE." Distraught, Napoleon Hill began playing with words and throughout the course of the night came up with the classic title, "THINK AND GROW RICH."Have you read Think and Grow Rich? [If not, you need to head to your local ...
33. Bookmarks: 8 Should I Self-publish Or Pitch My Book To A Publisher? You've spent many nights working on your book. You've rewritten it, edited it, and you used a professional proofreader to proof it. Your book is done – finally -- and you're ready to send your precious manuscript off to a publisher, thinking that writing it was the hardest part.In reality, getting your blood, sweat and tears published may be the hardest part of the whole process. You'll need to decide if your book requires a publisher, or if you'd rather self-publish your...
34. Bookmarks: 5 Seven Useful Tips To Ghostwrite Books For Clients As A Freelance Writer Serious freelance writers know their income may come from other sources, not just writing articles for magazines or clients. Ultimately, their freelance writing leads to writing books or e-books for themselves or as ghostwrites. If you decide to ghostwrite e-books and trade paperbacks for clients, consider the following:If a client hires you as a "work-for-hire" ghostwriter, then the client pays you for your work, and he owns all rights. Make sure: 1) You receive a 50% re...
35. Bookmarks: 0 Self-marketing Techniques For Writers One of the most effective ways to present your work to prospective clients is by having an online presence. As the world shrinks through the use of the worldwide web, you will find clients on an international basis may be interested in your work and in your ability to work for them.First StepBy creating a website you have the opportunity to place testimonials, pricing structure, examples and a list or services you provide.Because most writers have problems with se...
36. Bookmarks: 7 Rediscovering Chapbooks In the 1600's most cultured socialites considered chapbooks vulgar. These 'flimsy' booklets were often sold in less than reputable establishments and contained a variety of less than quality poetry, stories, ballads and political dissent. Often filled with spelling mistakes, factual blunders and little in the way of quality assurance these chapbooks often connected with the uncultured alone.Today you will find several colleges that are working to collect copies of aging c...
37. Bookmarks: 0 Readers: Are They Involved? There are two specific, yet lofty goals writers strive for every time they commit words to paper. That goal is to write in such a way as to draw their readers into the written word.If this goal is in fictional writing the author wants the reader to become so absorbed in the story that they are both satisfied, yet sad to see the story end.If this goal is in non-fiction the writer accomplishes the objective by relating details in a way that leaves the reader interested ...
38. Bookmarks: 5 Publishing Options For Freelance Book Authors It is difficult to break into the publishing industry as a new author, and even more difficult to get an acceptance letter from an editor at a large publishing house. As an author you will work hard to finish your book, and work even harder to find the right book publisher. The good news is you can tap into several types of publishers to publish your book. Here is a look at some common types of book publishing.GROUP PUBLISHING: Group publishing is the process by which a ...
39. Bookmarks: 4 Poetry: An Exercise In Emotion And Vulnerability “[Henry David] Thoreau is a keen and delicate observer of nature - a genuine observer - which, I suspect, is almost as rare a character as even an original poet; and Nature, in return for his love, seems to adopt him as her especial child, and shows him secrets which few others are allowed to witness.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne (Journal entry, September 1, 1842)Most of the greatest poets were not recognized for their work until they had long been laid to rest. Many suffered g...
40. Bookmarks: 0 One Dimensional Writing-Using First Person Perspective When an author decides to write fiction one the primary methods of storytelling is through a first person perspective. For many writers this is the most comfortable manner of storytelling.In a first person narrative the reader is allowed to relate to the story one dimensionally. The story is presented to the reader from the viewpoint of a character in the story. The narrator might be the main character attempting to relate their own story. The story might also be told fro...
41. Bookmarks: 0 Just Write: Wherever You Are There was a time when you needed to relocate if you wanted to become a successful writer. In essence you went where the work was.The Internet has opened a whole new world for writers. The idea of telecommuting has become a welcome component to the mechanism of freelance.Today you can sit in a kitchen in Iowa and write for a publication based in the heart of New York. You can write for a firm in Australia from the comfort of your home office in Ontario. You can also wr...
42. Bookmarks: 0 How To Write Better Instruction Manuals If you know how to do something -- and can do it well, almost without thinking -- it makes sense that you’d want to share this information. What better way to do it than with an instruction manual. Writing an instruction manual may seem complicated and overwhelming, but it is easier than you think. The following tips will instruct you what to do and how to do it.OUTLINE YOUR TOPICBefore you can teach someone how to do something successfully, you need to conceptualize ...
43. Bookmarks: 0 How To Write A Better Thesis The idea of writing a thesis is terrifying for many people. Not only is it quite possibly the longest paper of your college career, it’s also the most important. A good thesis will essentially sum up the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired as a student and show readers that you’re truly ready to enter your chosen field (or, perhaps, that you already have). It’s an overwhelming task, to be sure, one that almost always needs a guiding light. The following tips will help y...
44. Bookmarks: 0 How To Write A Better Press Release A press release is the most effective way to generate free publicity for your business or organization. A well-written press releases can generate mountains of coverage, and most of the time, that coverage will be more in-depth than any ad. Writing press releases are tricky; since they’re targeted mostly to journalists, the focus, style and tone is different from the typical business document. The following tips will help you craft a clear, creative press release.THE BASI...
45. Bookmarks: 0 How To Write A Better Memo Size doesn’t matter. Such is the case with the memo. Isn’t it amazing how one relatively short document can be such a huge pain? Memos are an overlooked office document. We assume the least amount of words on a sheet of paper makes it least important. How wrong we are. Memos are as important as a ten-page business letter autographed by Brad Pitt. A poorly written memo can be irritating to readers (who really just want to get back to work) and damaging to the sender (who has n...
46. Bookmarks: 5 How To Write A Better Book Before you begin writing your book, you must research your idea and see if it is in-demand with readers. Who is going to read it? To whom are you trying to appeal with your words? You must have a general idea of who your intended audience will be. Check out other books. Is there a book already published that resembles your book? What will make your book unique from theirs? If there are similar books already out there, what is going to make your book different and make people ...
47. Bookmarks: 0 How To Write And Publish A Better Newsletter Writing and publishing a newsletter is one of the most satisfying ways to promote your business, get involved in your community, or exercise those creative muscles. Imagine it: you at the helm of your very own publication, organizing the content, calling all the shots. Sounds great, right?It is great, but be forewarned: writing and publishing a newsletter takes a lot of work. You need to coordinate many things. Producing a newsletter can overwhelm even the most seasoned w...
48. Bookmarks: 5 How To Self-Publish Your Poker Or Gaming Book Everyone thinks it is so easy to write a book. With so many people writing books these days, it is amazing there are enough people still buying books. In today's world, if you have any amazing life experience, suddenly publishers want you to write a book about it. If it sells, then your experience was interesting enough to stimulate interest from a large audience; and if not, no one really cared.This is why poker books fly off the shelves. Many people have life experience...
49. Bookmarks: 0 How To Launch A Part-time Freelance Writing Career In the industry of freelancing, among the most in demand are writers. This is especially true with the birth of the Internet, which tripled the need for writers because of the various websites and online content that are constantly being updated. There are actually lots of work a freelance writer can go into especially if they have established the right contacts. Freelance writers are needed for writing online content to boost website viewership. In fact, online content i...
50. Bookmarks: 8 How To Generate Repeat Sales With Your Self-Published Book The most valuable thing you can collect if you are selling your book from a website when a visitor comes to your book's sales site is not their money... it's their email address and/or other contact information.If you have no clue how to create a website, do not worry about feeling intimidated. It is actually a lot easier than you think. There is a simple site that teaches people all about creating websites for free at www.LissaExplains.comYou can also learn a lot by ...
51. Bookmarks: 0 How To Freelance As A Work-at-home Copywriter Freelance copywriting already covers a wide range of media, such as television, radio, magazines, brochures, direct mail, and SEO copy. In fact, every word in every brochure, advert, website and leaflet you see is written by the copywriter. Before, copywriters were restricted to being in-house or by marketing / PR firms; but now, many freelance copywriters offer their services globally. Working on a freelance copywriting job can be stressful. Just like all freelance jobs,...
52. Bookmarks: 5 How To Choose A Money-Making Book Subject People never change. Nor do their basic desires. They've existed for thousands of years and will continue to exist for thousands more.Names of people will change. Technology will change. People's desires won't – their desires are hard-wired into our DNA.That's good for you – as an author. By knowing what people want, you can profit from their desires. And since their desires are predictable, your ability to make money from your book ideas just got a lot more profitabl...
53. Bookmarks: 0 How Can A Website Help Your Business? Maybe you are looking around for new ways to advertise your work, whether it’s a book, freelance writing, new software program, or possibly crafts, a website may be just what you need. A website can get the word out about your product. You can use it to write a simple Blog about you and your product or a full article about how you can help someone else. There are many ways to set up your website from simple WYSIWYG, to more advanced HTML graphics, however what way you ...
54. Bookmarks: 0 Greeting Cards: For In-Between Freelancing "U.S. consumers purchase approximately 7 billion greeting cards each year, generating nearly $7.5 billion in retail sales." *Have you ever wondered who actually writes all of those greeting cards you purchase? Sure there are staff writers who may develop themes and specific greeting cards. However, there are numerous freelance writers who have received checks for the use of one or more of their greeting card ideas."There are an estimated 3,000 greeting card publishers...
55. Bookmarks: 7 Free For All A debate is taking place on the worldwide web in connection with the use or overuse of content. Everyone seems to agree that the use of quality content is important, but how much is too much and what ways are best for the distribution of your content?Please note that this issue is not related to write-for-hire or contract content writing.Close to the VestSome writers in this camp indicate they feel there is an integrity issue at stake when a writer makes their wor...
56. Bookmarks: 0 Freelance Writing From Home - The Drawbacks The life of a freelance writer isn’t all glitz and glamour. Before you take the plunge into freelance writing at your work-at home career choice, there are a few things to consider. While you can work from home earning money in your pajamas, there are negatives to this career choice. Here’s a list of ten of the common drawbacks of freelance writing.1. No sick days. Sometimes you have to work while you’re sick. If you don’t, you lose money and maybe a client. Clients aren...
57. Bookmarks: 0 Freelance Writers: Publish Your Writing In A Blog Are you a freelance writer or interested in freelance writing? Then you should consider starting a blog to publish your writing. While it is difficult for many freelance writers to think about publishing their writing for free, consider the three different methods you can utilize to profit from with a blog.First, you can simply focus primarily on self publishing all your work to a blog (or blogs if you write in more than one area). The numerous pages of fresh, original co...
58. Bookmarks: 3 First Time Novelist Faux Pau Those who venture into fiction writing often fall prey to certain avoidable, yet highly normal faux pau's with their first book.Many of these novels are grand experiments. Often chapters unfold without advance direction or character notebook, sometimes there is a multitude of point of view shifts and there is often a desire to try to pack as much into the story as possible.One of the key difficulties for new novelists is to track down inconsistencies in their work. Fo...
59. Bookmarks: 4 Eco-friendly Ways To Reuse And Recycle Books And Magazines As more and more old-growth trees are cut down, and we face the reality of having to wait close to 100 years or more to replace them, the need to recycle paper becomes increasingly important.Paper, of course, includes books and magazines. Although paper products are nearly 100% biodegradable, it is pointless to send these resources to the dump to rot in the landfill when we can recycle and reuse them.More than any other material we hope to recycle, books and magazines...
60. Bookmarks: 3 Dusting Off A Dream: Writing Success At Any Age “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.” - J.C. PenneyCountry recording artist Tim McGraw confided in an interview that there was a guy at a 7-11 that could sing him under a table. So, why is that guy serving up Slurpees while Tim is performing to packed stadiums?The reason is the same for writers as it is for singers. There are many incredibly gifted writers who wil...
61. Bookmarks: 8 Don’t Sell Yourself Short Freelance job sites are filled with work. If you want to work for pay today, it is possible that you can do so. You might even be able to write as many articles as you want to write."$1.00 Per Article - As Much Work As You Want"Yes, you too could be on the road to a very lucrative career if you could write a few hundred articles a day.Let's see, if it takes me 45 minutes to write an article because I know something about the subject already then I could do 32 arti...
62. Bookmarks: 0 Deadline Management “When length is a problem, I'd rather cut out sections -- entire thoughts -- than chisel off the texture and color from the most important parts of the story. Cutting is hard and painful work, but I'd rather do it myself than leave it to someone who doesn't know the story as well as I do." - Warren WolfeFor some the idea of actually having writing deadlines would be a dream come true. They enjoy writing, but have never experienced the ruthless demand of completing an arti...
63. Bookmarks: 0 Content Or Passion: Balance In The Writing Journey Is it better to participate in content writing or write for magazine publication?The above question is actually multifaceted and can help you determine the overall thrust of your freelance writing career.It has been estimated that a writer will need to pen a million words before a publisher is likely to accept their first work. That means a lot of rejection slips.So, does that imply that content writing is preferred to the crafting of a book or magazine article?...
64. Bookmarks: 3 Book Publishing From A Book Publisher's Point Of View Many writers aspire to write books. Writing a book is a long, involved, difficult process. Book publishing is harder. A writer may submit his book repeatedly only to be turned down. The writer may eventually succeed. Wouldn't it have been easier to get published the first time? Is that possible?You can improve your chances of a publisher accepting your book manuscript if you understand more about what happens at the publisher's desk. Book publishers are busy people with s...
65. Bookmarks: 7 Blogging: A Writer’s Journal A novel way for a writer to keep prospects and fans in the loop on their progress as a writer is through the use of a web log or ‘Blog’.“This notion of self-publishing, which is what Blogger and blogging are really about, is the next big wave of human communication. The last big wave was Web activity. Before that one it was e-mail.” – Eric SchmidtThis online tool has allowed many writers to share thoughts, humor, politics, and more with any and all who would visit. Si...
66. Bookmarks: 0 A Writer’s Life For Me? It may be the hope of all who have ever put pen to paper that they might be able to write on a full-time basis. The romantic notion of a writer's life is compelling enough to many to find them seeking ways to make a living by crafting the written word.David Boles is the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Go Inside Magazine. Boles indicates his day starts at 8:00 a.m. and he rarely finishes writing until midnight. Boles has additional words of wisdom for new writers.1. Y...
67. Bookmarks: 0 A Writer’s Guide To Finding Freelance Writing Jobs Writers are very much in demand these days because of the rising demands for their online content. The pay is oftentimes better and the hours are not so long. Many even freelance full-time. Freelance writing extends to several different categories. Before you begin looking for work, you’ll have to decide whether or not you want to get credit for your writing. If you insist on a byline, you may have difficulty finding a lot of paying jobs. Byline jobs are out there if you ...
68. Bookmarks: 0 A Work In Context - The Paradigm A paradigm has been described as “A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them.”Each writer comes at their work with a certain paradigm at work. Each writer will write with a set of assumptions about the world around them, they will subconsciously include concepts and values they find imperative. In the broadest perspective possible each writer will express their worldview in some form o...
69. Bookmarks: 0 Article Marketing And Website Traffic Article marketing is an ideal way to improve your website traffic without expending too much energy. All you need do is to write a few decent articles, and your traffic will increase significantly.The writing must be relevant to the topic or niche of your website, or at least the page that you intend to direct traffic towards. That is one tremendous advantage that article marketing has over most other traffic building programs: you can direct the traffic to whatever pag...
70. Bookmarks: 15 Are You Talking To Me? In poetic literature you will often find a poem that seems to be inviting the reader to participate in an adventure or a love story. The use of ‘you’ is evident in the poetry, but in most cases the reader understands that the poem is written to a third party and the author is simply allowing you the opportunity to read these moments of intimate conversation.Possessives in poetry, marked by an apostrophe, are a way to understand that the poem is written for and to another ...
71. Bookmarks: 4 An Author's Guide To Publishing A Book Ask any published book author about writing a book, and they will tell you it's a monumental task. The process is long, drawn out, and grueling. Even if you enjoy writing – and don't mind writing on the same subject for an extended period -- the writing process will, undoubtedly, exhaust you. Getting your book published, however, will take even more time and effort than writing the thing in the first place.Are you thinking about writing a book? Have you already written on...
72. Bookmarks: 4 An Author's Glimpse Into The Operation Of A Book Publishing Company The publishing company is the backbone of the writing world. The publishing company provides a great service to society by publishing and displaying the work of authors. The global existence of publishers is obvious, but the inner workings of a publishing company is unknown by many authors. Many book publishers consider the publishing industry as an apprenticeship industry -- most book publishing professionals gain knowledge and skills in this field with hands-on job experien...
73. Bookmarks: 0 All About Freelance Writing Do you love to write? Do you have a knack for making words come alive on a page? You may want to consider freelance writing as a way to make a good living from home. Freelance writers write anything from newspaper columns to web content and even ebooks. Getting StartedBefore you go looking for freelance jobs, you should build up a portfolio of articles. You can write for your own website or blog, offer to write free articles for friends, or contact your local pape...
74. Bookmarks: 0 About Writing: Just Get Started! Do you have writer's block? Are you not sure where to start? Simply start writing and you are one step closer to finishing.
75. Bookmarks: 0 10 Smart Moves For Getting Published In Top Magazines Eager to see your byline in magazines like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Parade or Outside? Here are 10 tips on getting past the threshold of "Maybe" to "Yes" at top magazines.1. Put timing on your side. You can change a perennial story, where there's no special reason to do it now rather than next year, to one that prompts an immediate assignment by adding a connection to some upcoming season or event. For instance, "the disposable versus cloth diaper debate" lac...
76. Bookmarks: 0 Writing For Fun And Profit Every writer dreams of the day when they can profit from their writing. While income opportunities abound for writers, each method has drawbacks.Newspaper and magazine reporters can make a good living but their subject matter is often closely regulated and directed. Corporate writing can be even more lucrative but even more tightly controlled. Freelance writing offers more freedom but is also more uncertain. Publishing books is even more uncertain. So what is a writer to ...
77. Bookmarks: 0 Profit From Writing If you’re passionate about writing and want to make it your career, you need to be resourceful, professional, determined and self-motivated to succeed. Writing for a living isn’t easy and unless you’ve already landed a five figure book deal for your latest novel, you need to be as creative in generating income as you are with your words.To help you profit from writing, here are a few opportunities to explore:Writing for MagazinesThis is the starting point for many f...
78. Bookmarks: 2 How To Get Noticed By Editors And Publishers: Make Your Strengths Shine To be a successful writer and get noticed, being good often isn’t good enough. You have to shine. You have to have something that puts you above all others. Of course though, nobody is perfect. Everyone has faults and flaws. But everyone has talents and abilities too. What’s your talent? Find your talent and focus on it. Develop it. Showcase it in your writing so it really shines through. Remember, one thing that stands out is far easier to notice than ten things that are...
79. Bookmarks: 0 How to Find Paying Telecommuting Writing Jobs Online As a freelance writer, you probably spend hours scanning free job boards looking for telecommuting writing jobs -- in other words, freelance writing jobs you can do from home. With so many websites listing non-paying gigs amongst their paying job postings, it can take an hour or more each day to wade through the mess.
80. Bookmarks: 6 Freelance Writing: A Career From Anywhere An island in the Mediterranean. A beach in Africa. The east coast of New Zealand. What do these locations have in common? In each of these and in many other remote places, I know of writers who are freelancing with a fair degree of success.
81. Bookmarks: 0 Break In With Fillers: The Best Market For New Writers Interested in breaking into writing or breaking into a new area? You can’t go past writing fillers. Fillers are one of the most overlooked opportunities in the freelance writing world and offer one of the best opportunities for new writers.Fillers Are In DemandI’ve spoken to hundreds of editors and been told over and over again that fillers are the one thing they never get enough of. Most publications tend to publish more freelance fillers than they do freelance artic...
82. Bookmarks: 12 Freelance Writer: Find One Today! If you are in need of a freelance writer and you don't even know where to begin to look, Matt shares some surefire tips to help you find a skilled and experienced person without exhaustive effort on your part.