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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.…

A Traffic Jam of Ideas By Diane Stark

A Traffic Jam of Ideas By Diane Stark

Sitting in that traffic jam, I attempted to count up how many article ideas and query letters I had sitting half-finished on my hard drive. I lost count at more than 30.…

How I Landed A $50,000 Editing Gig…With No Professional Editing Experience! By Laura Pennington

How I Landed A $50,000 Editing Gig…With No Professional Editing Experience! By Laura Pennington

One of the greatest accomplishments of my freelancing career was landing a $50,000 book editing deal less than 18 months in. Bear in mind that up to this point most of my experience with editing had been quite small in comparison. I had looked over a couple of people's academic papers and edited my own master's thesis. But I had never handled a project of this size.…

Make Money By Putting ALL Your Eggs Into One Basket! By Monica A. Andermann

Make Money By Putting ALL Your Eggs Into One Basket! By Monica A. Andermann

OK, I'll admit it. Sometimes I'm a chicken. I prefer the tried and true to going out on a limb and experiencing something new any day. I shop in the same stores, vacation at the same resort and order the same entree at my usual restaurant. I never even crack open the menu. It works for me, so why change?…

Three Paying Christian Markets For Writers By Julie Guirgis

Three Paying Christian Markets For Writers By Julie Guirgis

After writing for secular publications, I was looking for a new market to tap into. I knew that having a wide net of markets to write for would increase my chance of publication, and add to my income. I turned to writing for the Christian market as it incorporates thousands of publications that touch nearly every aspect of life and faith. With its diversity of markets, often boasting large readerships and broad spectrums of content, the Christian niche presented a wonderful opportunity for me.…

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