Letters and Comments

Letters To The Editor For September 1st

This Week:

  • Sites For Young Writers
  • A Pub For Young Writers
  • Book For Young Writers
  • Thanks For 10 Things NOT to Say Article

Sites Who Stole My Work Paid Up

I am writing to thank you for the article you have posted on Writer's Weekly titled How to Deal with Online Media Pirates by Alicia Karen Elkins. A couple of weeks ago I googled myself to see what might show up. Was I surprised when two articles were listed that I had no idea were posted. One I had submitted almost a year before and the other one I had never submitted. While both sites gave me credit for having written the articles, neither had contacted me for permission or payment. I read WritersWeekly.com every week and remembered reading this article. I promptly printed it up and started following the steps Alicia suggests for getting paid. It worked!! I received checks from both sites. I never had to get ugly or threatening, I just firmly demanded payment and it came through (after about three weeks). Thank you for keeping valuable articles like this on your site. It really helped this freelancer and probably many more. Best regards, Martha Miller …

Letters To The Editor For June 23rd

~Not All Bookstore Managers are Jerks...~ Hi Angela, et al, I just wanted to say I agree with you whole heartedly that the bookstore manager was out of line. However, I would like to say that not all bookstores and their employees would react in such a manner. I am a writer and also have worked in a very fine independent bookstore. We pour our entire souls into our shop. It is also imperative we have a very good working, friendly relationship with the authors we host for signings as well as all of our customers. We would never have treated an author or anyone with such disrespect. I hope that gentleman will be reprimanded by the bookstore owner for his very rude behavior. At our shop, we have always taken pride in ordering more than enough books well within the time frame of the signing as well as doing as much marketing as possible via media, word of mouth, flyers, etc. So I hope your briefing on your experience did not sour your reader's perspective of bookstores in general, especially independent stores, who have to work very hard to maintain their business. As a business owner yourself, I'm sure you could agree. Thanks very much for your time. Sincerely, Kristen S. Bookseller Emeritus, Bookends Bookstore, Bay St. Louis, MS. …

Letters To The Editor For June 16th

~Got a Gig From Writersweekly~ Angela, I responded to a brief freelance ad on your site last October or November. It's a long story, but I ended up with two permanent writing/editing positions and enough freelance work to put me near six figures during the year. Thanks. I still check your site, even though I can't take on any more assignments. -JB …

Letters To The Editor For June 9th

The Week:

  • Freelance Finder Websites are Horrible!
  • Where to Report Fraud
  • Easy for Us Writers to Process Overseas Checks

Three Assignments From Writersweekly.Com!

Hey Angela, Just thought you'd like to know that I got three writing assignments from your newsletter this week. Your website is great. I'm recomending it to everyone. Dave …

Letters To The Editor For May 5th

This Week:

  • Picked Up Another Lead From Writersweekly
  • Some Parents Should NOT Homeschool Their Children
  • Aaaahhh

Letters To The Editor For April 28th

~The 24-Hour Short Story Contest is FUN!~ Hello! This was the first time I've ever done this, and I can't tell you how much fun it was! I thought about my story all day, stayed up way too late writing it and then got up early to edit and send. Thanks so much for doing this - I already feel like I've won! Craig Smith …

Letters To The Editor For April 21st

This Week:

  • Got a Great Job From Listing in Writersweekly!
  • Client From Hell? Five Warnings Signs
  • Homeschooling Comments!

Letters To The Editor For April 14th

This Week:

  • Attorney Comments on the John Giles' Lawsuit
  • Teens/Tweens Class!
  • Question About Online Classes
  • How to Be a Syndicated Newspaper Columnist

Letters To The Editor for March 17th

This Week:

  • Southwest Writers.com Offers Critique Service
  • Stunned By Lazy Editors
  • Reporting On A Good Market!
  • Kudos

Letters To The Editor for March 10th

This Week:

  • Query Letters That Worked!
  • How Lazy Editors Lose Readers
  • Ethics of Honesty
  • Our Priority? Writers!
  • Janet Kay & Associates' Search Warrant Woes~
  • Kudos


Hi, Richard, I'm very pleased with both the ebook and my subscription to The Write Markets Report. In fact, I've been really happy with all Booklocker.com purchases. You and Angela do an outstanding job, and I have to admit that even though she has absolutely no idea who I am, I still consider her to be my own personal mentor. WritersWeekly is an invaluable resource and I have learned a tremendous amount! Also, what I've read of her personal life and the obstacles she overcame in the past is truly an inspiration. Thanks again for the follow-up on my recent order, and my prayers go out to your family for continued success and happiness! Sincerely, Lori McKenzie …