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Writing is a Drug! By Shaunna Privratsky

Writing is a Drug! By Shaunna Privratsky

You know you are in the zone when the physical world drops away, when you are no longer hungry or thirsty or tired or depressed. The magic of the world you are creating takes over...…

Using Girl Scout Lessons to Win a Paying Gig – by Pamela V. Cain

Using Girl Scout Lessons to Win a Paying Gig – by Pamela V. Cain

As a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years, one of the things we teach young Brownies during cookie season is to know your products and then to ask for the sale. No one will buy those delicious Tagalongs if you don’t ask. We also teach them to have responses for rejections. It’s all part of the Girl Scout motto of “Be Prepared.”…

Writers, Got Mood Swings? You Can Profit From Them! by Wendy Hobday Haugh

Writers, Got Mood Swings? You Can Profit From Them! by Wendy Hobday Haugh

People have mood swings. It’s a fact of life. So, why not put them to good use in your writing? I was furious, stunned, and bereft years ago when my first husband left me. But, right away, my writer’s brain kicked in. I vowed to make the most of my situation by writing about it and garnering some much-needed income.…

From Poetry Readings to a TV Pilot! by Lawrence R. Berger

From Poetry Readings to a TV Pilot! by Lawrence R. Berger

I met a woman who was looking for screenwriters. She liked one of my poems, and offered to help make it into a screenplay. Little did I know at the time but her method for doing this was to teach me how to write screenplays. I’ve since written five, we've sold a TV pilot, and one of our screenplays has been optioned. I can’t stress enough the importance of having a mentor.…

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom by Ellen Levitt

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom by Ellen Levitt

There are plenty of writing opportunities, freelance and on a regular basis, for those interested in writing about raising children and parenting issues in general. You don't need to be a parent in order to find material or outlets (attention, educators and other youth professionals) but parents and guardians of children of various ages can find many places to pitch their work. And the "doting parent" angle can help.…

How Setting a Daily Earning Goal Increased My Income – by Elizabeth Yetter

How Setting a Daily Earning Goal Increased My Income – by Elizabeth Yetter

It is so easy to get bummed out by the lack of a promising income when you begin a writing career. Sometimes it can take a few months or even a few years until you discover the right methods, the best schedule, and the perfect publishers to help you reach your income goals.…

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