Unique Story Ideas = Assignments By Kristine Hansen

I am a 27 year-old woman who has always enjoyed the buzz of print journalism. My freelance writing career started two-and-a-half years ago with a chatty e-mail to a former colleague, an editor of two trade magazines. I asked how her recent wedding went. We swapped gossip about our colleagues at the trade publishing company where I had once worked as an assistant editor on a transportation magazine. I mentioned I had just started a part-time job at an organic farm and environmental education center in California and was considering freelancing. She wished me luck.

When Naughty Children Peek at Their Presents!

Well, I did it. I installed a heavy-duty combination lock on our bedroom closet door. You see, Frank (age 11) peeks at his presents every year, and always has. And, it doesn’t appear to bother him each Christmas morning when there are no surprises left. His

Perceived Value – Pricing Your Product and Services Too Low HURTS Your Business!

Putting a price on your book, article, or writing service is always difficult. If you price yourself too high, you risk losing sales. If you price yourself too low, you not only risk losing sales to people who assume your product or service is “cheap”, but you also may become the victim of a Cocky Client. If you’ve ever had a business relationship with someone who made it clear they were your superior, you’re no doubt familiar with the Cocky Client Clause…
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Letters

Due to the short holiday week, this issue is abbreviated. Letters to the Editor will return to this spot next week. You can read last week’s letters HERE.

Book of Family’s Stories Evolves into Website, Radio Gig, and TV show!

Book of Family’s Stories Evolves into Website, Radio Gig, and TV show!

Only a year and a half ago, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson was an interior decorator, a basketball coach, and a “closet” writer. Now she has her own book, and radio and TV shows, too! She credits her children with pulling her out of that “closet.” She said, “My sisters and I used to tell our kids stories about our childhood, just like many other families…

Q&A

Due to the short holiday week, this issue is abbreviated. Ask the Expert will return to this spot next week. You can read last week’s Q&A at HERE.

A Thick Skin Helps by Lorraine Mace

I have an article that refused to die. You know the type I mean – the writing that every member of your family loves unreservedly, he piece that your friends said proved you were (funny, clever, wise, sophisticated, intelligent – insert your word of choice)…

Whispers And Warnings For November 25th

THIS WEEK:
982Press is at it again;
Lake Street Publishers / Compass International;
The University of Michigan Press;
Brentwood magazine;
And, literary agent who allegedly faked her own death after bilking many, has been arrested in Canada

Max-Speak

Max (age 26 months) has an ever-expanding vocabulary. To preserve his hilarious “Max Speak”, I write Max

Query Letters That Worked!

Query Letters That Worked!

Every day at WritersWeekly.com, we receive emails from writers requesting advice on how to write query letters and how to improve their existing query letters. While we

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