VACATION!!! YEA!!!

Angela is on vacation, spending time with her loved ones. News from the Home Office will return next week.
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HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY! by Angela Hoy
Using Angela’s MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years, and record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook. Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography! **Also works for biographies and memoirs.**

Write Short Book Reviews to Earn Extra Money By Barbara Weddle

If, as I do, you enjoy reading so much that you read the labels on canned foods, why not, after you’ve read a book, try your hand at writing a book review and pick up an extra $50 or $100 a month? Writing a general book review doesn’t require any special expertise, only a good command of grammar and basic writing skills. Here’s how to go about it…

HO HO HO! THE EXCITEMENT IS MOUNTING!!

The halls are decked, the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and Matt will be arriving on Friday. We are so excited…!!

More World’s Worst Book Proposals

Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes! Featured below are real quotes from book proposals submitted to me over the past few months.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried…

Fair Pay…or Cruel and Unusual Punishment? By Rich Mintzer

Writer’s chat rooms and discussion boards are constantly flooded with comments about rates for writers. New writers argue that they take what they can get to build a portfolio, while veteran writers argue that you should receive fair pay for your work, adding that you will never be respected if you simply give your work away. Yet, even long-time writers have fallen prey to some less than “acceptable” rates rather than turning down work considering the current economic state…

How Much Is Too Much?

I queried the editor of (a magazine) with an article idea on spec.
He requested seeing the article. After reviewing, he stated that he
liked the article.
Per his request, I adjusted the word count from 1700 to 1050.
He asked how much I wished to be compensated for the article.
I replied that I would be happy with whatever he’s paid in the past for comparable articles.
He countered that he needed a price.
I caved in and requested $200 for the article and photos.
Communication stopped.
Would you happen to know how much this publication/website typically
pays for articles?
I’m curious if I’m way out of bounds with my request.

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