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Revisit That Shelved Book Idea! It Might Be THE ONE!! By S. Briones Lim

Revisit That Shelved Book Idea! It Might Be THE ONE!! By S. Briones Lim

An intense love for writing can certainly breed openness to receiving ideas. Inspiration often comes out of nowhere-music, dreams, and maybe even from people-watching. The influx of ideas could be so great at times that honing in on just one may be a problem. In fact, I’d been guilty of pushing a story idea away, putting one off as if it weren’t as “worthy” as the rest of them. The problem is, sometimes that shelved idea could be the one that may start it all.

Writers! Attack the Devil on Your Back! by Matt Gallus

Writers! Attack the Devil on Your Back! by Matt Gallus

Writer overboard, writer overboard! Which scalawag turned him into a fish? It wasn’t anyone in the crew, you say? Then who the devil thought the poor lad made a better anchor than a sailor? Ah, the compass points to the three biggest obstacles of writing income, also known as the three devils of writing. They are the most terrifying monsters to haunt the seven seas of writing and stop many a talented writer from earning the income he deserves.

Could Saving Money be Costing Your Reputation as a Writer? (Freelance expenses you should never compromise) By Jennifer Brown Banks

Could Saving Money be Costing Your Reputation as a Writer? (Freelance expenses you should never compromise) By Jennifer Brown Banks

Six months after our initial conversation, I finally got a “complimentary” copy of the book in my hands, and couldn’t wait to curl up with it and a good cup of herbal tea. When I opened the book and started to skim through it, my heart sank. Though the stories were interesting, diverse and truly moving, what captured my attention was not the quality of the essays, but the shabby presentation.

More World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters! by Angela Hoy

More World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters! by Angela Hoy

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Featured below are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes …