On Vacation. Whoo hoo!

Our holiday guests have departed (sniff) and we are officially “on vacation” for the rest of the week, recovering from the mayhem.
Please be careful on New Year’s Eve, everybody!
Angela
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K – $100K Publishing Contracts – Want to read real book proposals that landed these contracts? Simon and Schuster – $100,000; Berkeley Books – $25,000; Osborne-McGraw-Hill – $19,500; Random House $15,000; and many more! See a complete list here: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/3332.html
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments – Want to read real query letters that landed these contracts? Woman’s Day – $2,800; Redbook – $3,500; Ladies Home Journal – $3,000; DiscoveryHealth.com – $2,000; Lifetime Magazine – $3,000; Life Extension Magazine – $6,480; Natural Remedies – $11,300; and many more! See: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/1409.html

Letters To The Editor For December 31st

Is This a Scam?
In all likelihood, the situation the writer presented is a scam. Many people posting items for sale on the internet are being contacted by people allegedly located in foreign countries. The scam has 5 main stages:
1. The seller is contacted by someone from another country. This person offers to buy a large number of items.
2. After several email communiques, the buyer states he will send a check to cover the purchase.
3. The check arrives, but is for far more than the purchase cost. There is also a letter advising the seller to deposit the check in seller’s bank account. The seller is to keep the enough money in the account to cover the purchase cost plus 10% service fee. Seller is then to withdraw the overpayment and send it to some third person. This third person will use the money to arrange and pay for shipping.
4. If the seller follows these instructions, seller will receive notice in about three weeks from his bank that the check bounced.
5. Seller is then obligated to pay the his bank back.
Scott

Thirty-One Writing-Related Resolutions By Melissa Mayntz

Many writers are stressed at the end of the year, not because of holiday parties, last-minute shopping, or a second batch of cookies, but because it’s time to plan next year’s writing progress with the dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Instead of getting stumped on the same “write more, write better” goal, these 31 writing-related resolutions – one for every day of January – offer ideas every writer can embrace for a productive and profitable new year.

Phone Your Way to Success By Lois Vidaver

I turned on the television one day to find a famous journalist contemplating his retirement. “What will you do with your time now?” asked the interviewer. “Well,” he answered. “if you look in Writer’s Market, there are hundreds of trade magazines. I’m going to start at A and work my way through to Z.”

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwaanza!

We have a house full of family and friends this week to this issue will be abbreviated.
We wish all of you a wonderful, warm, loving and FUN holiday week!!
Angela
P.S. WANT A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA? How to Reborn a Doll in a Day by Angela Hoy. See pics here:
http://www.writersweekly.com/books/1670.html
Also:
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K – $100K Publishing Contracts – Want to read real book proposals that landed these contracts? Simon and Schuster – $100,000; Berkeley Books – $25,000; Osborne-McGraw-Hill – $19,500; Random House $15,000; and many more! See a complete list here: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/3332.html
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments – Want to read real query letters that landed these contracts? Woman’s Day – $2,800; Redbook – $3,500; Ladies Home Journal – $3,000; DiscoveryHealth.com – $2,000; Lifetime Magazine – $3,000; Life Extension Magazine – $6,480; Natural Remedies – $11,300; and many more! See: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/1409.html

Is This A Scam?

I’m active on a new forum and have received two emails from someone in Spain asking to buy 40 “combo” packages ASAP. I had to repeatedly explain that I don’t do that kind of shipping and he should contact my publisher.
Is this a scam?

Let One Writing Project Lead to Another By Christina Katz

Writers are idea people. We take the glimmer of an idea and turn it into something fully formed like an article or a book or even a series of books. Of course, I’m aware of this. I devote entire articles and book/workbook chapters to the process of idea gathering. So imagine my surprise when I didn’t recognize my own book-worthy idea.

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