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Writers: Have Short Stories? Dust Them Off and GET PAID!! By C.M. Saunders

Writers: Have Short Stories? Dust Them Off and GET PAID!!  By C.M. Saunders

There are literally thousands of magazines, journals, websites, ezines and anthologies covering every genre and sub-genre you can think of, and then some. All are seeking material, and most offer fertile ground for savvy freelance writers seeking an extra revenue stream.…

Use Inbound Marketing to Rake in More Customers! by Allison M Reilly

Use Inbound Marketing to Rake in More Customers! by Allison M Reilly

By applying inbound marketing tactics to their website, freelancers can turn those hardly-touched websites into a presence that attracts visitors and generates leads. Here are three ways you can use inbound marketing and get more out of the website you already have:…

My Brief Life Writing Smut by Bob Kalish

My Brief Life Writing Smut by Bob Kalish

"I went home and locked myself in the extra bedroom. The raciest photo was one of her reclining in a pair of mesh pantyhose. My job was to write a letter in her voice. even though we had never met..."…

The 12-Hour Shift for Working Writers – By Kyle Stark

The 12-Hour Shift for Working Writers – By Kyle Stark

I’m 25 years old, and I’ve taken critical, progressive steps toward being able to make living as a traveling writer. I’ve accomplished this much by being wise with my time, and by working 12 hour shifts...…

How I Get Article Ideas From Newspaper Archives by Elizabeth Yetter

How I Get Article Ideas From Newspaper Archives by Elizabeth Yetter

Sometimes I would pick an unusual word or phrase to research through the archives, such as eugenics or chewing gum, and I would find articles on the views of the time or the latest trends. This led me to write articles on the viewpoints of eugenics in the early 1900s and another article on the chewing gum trends of the early 1900s. Both of these articles were accepted for publication. …

How To Write About Your Life Without Crossing The Line by Aris Apostolopoulos

How To Write About Your Life Without Crossing The Line by Aris Apostolopoulos

I had to explain to them that nobody really cared if they had just pooped on their boyfriends’ beds and they broke up with them (true story), nor their “scandal” is comparable to the Watergate or something huge like that. However, since I hate grumbling, I developed some techniques to help me avoid it:…

Oooooh! Getting PAID to Eavesdrop! by Jeanine DeHoney

Oooooh! Getting PAID to Eavesdrop! by Jeanine DeHoney

We were often told not to eavesdrop as children. As a writer though, eavesdropping is the quintessence of good fiction. It gives us a bird’s eye view of other people’s voices and their melodramas. We hear their inflections, their accents if they are from a different country, and get the chance to obtain information about their life. This adds another layer to our characters as we begin to build their profile. It also makes our fiction more relatable; fiction editors are more prone to publish and readers are more inclined to read.…

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

If you've been on the fence about writing a book, go for it. You'll be glad you did. Landing a publishing contract is another story, but, the bottom line is that if you never try, you'll never know. You don't want to be sitting in the 'ole retirement home at 90 thinking what might have been. You're capable of doing more than you think. All it takes is some organization, both in your thinking and your productivity, and a story that your audience is interested in learning more about. Command of your language du jour is rather helpful, too.…

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The dark water racing under the bridge contrasted sharply with the yellow and orange leaves riding atop the ripples. Balding maple trees shadowed the riverbank while the remains of a cornfield rustled violently in the cold wind. Standing on the cobblestones by his trusty wooden cart, he shivered. It was going to be a bad winter but they were well prepared. Suddenly, a strong gust brought the sound of maniacal laughter. He stepped quickly to the back of the cart, and threw back the burlap cover...…

REWRITING EXECUTIVE PROFILES?! LinkedIn’s Largely Untapped Goldmine! By Kevin MacConkey

REWRITING EXECUTIVE PROFILES?! LinkedIn’s Largely Untapped Goldmine! By Kevin MacConkey

Take one look through your LinkedIn connections and their profiles and it becomes increasingly clear how bad some people are in the English language. Someone should help these folks and straighten out their grammar and their, they're, there's. What I've figured out through some inquisition and experimentation, is that most business people would gladly pay to have us professional writers rewrite their profiles and even ghostwrite their published posts for them.…

Use People-watching as Inspiration for Your Fiction Characters! by Julie Guirgis

Use People-watching as Inspiration for Your Fiction Characters! by Julie Guirgis

People watching is an essential part of being a writer and lesson in human nature. How this is done is by seeing people’s bad and good habits, distinctive temperaments, tastes, and appearances, and deepest longings and fears. It involves watching people to get an insight into the beauty and rhythm of the community around us.…

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