Unique Story Ideas = Assignments By Kristine Hansen

I am a 27 year-old woman who has always enjoyed the buzz of print journalism. My freelance writing career started two-and-a-half years ago with a chatty e-mail to a former colleague, an editor of two trade magazines. I asked how her recent wedding went. We swapped gossip about our colleagues at the trade publishing company where I had once worked as an assistant editor on a transportation magazine. I mentioned I had just started a part-time job at an organic farm and environmental education center in California and was considering freelancing. She wished me luck.

When Naughty Children Peek at Their Presents!

Well, I did it. I installed a heavy-duty combination lock on our bedroom closet door. You see, Frank (age 11) peeks at his presents every year, and always has. And, it doesn’t appear to bother him each Christmas morning when there are no surprises left. His

Letters

Due to the short holiday week, this issue is abbreviated. Letters to the Editor will return to this spot next week. You can read last week’s letters HERE.

Book of Family’s Stories Evolves into Website, Radio Gig, and TV show!

Book of Family’s Stories Evolves into Website, Radio Gig, and TV show!

Only a year and a half ago, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson was an interior decorator, a basketball coach, and a “closet” writer. Now she has her own book, and radio and TV shows, too! She credits her children with pulling her out of that “closet.” She said, “My sisters and I used to tell our kids stories about our childhood, just like many other families…

Q&A

Due to the short holiday week, this issue is abbreviated. Ask the Expert will return to this spot next week. You can read last week’s Q&A at HERE.

A Thick Skin Helps by Lorraine Mace

I have an article that refused to die. You know the type I mean – the writing that every member of your family loves unreservedly, he piece that your friends said proved you were (funny, clever, wise, sophisticated, intelligent – insert your word of choice)…

Whispers And Warnings For November 25th

THIS WEEK:
982Press is at it again;
Lake Street Publishers / Compass International;
The University of Michigan Press;
Brentwood magazine;
And, literary agent who allegedly faked her own death after bilking many, has been arrested in Canada

Max-Speak

Max (age 26 months) has an ever-expanding vocabulary. To preserve his hilarious “Max Speak”, I write Max

Query Letters That Worked!

Query Letters That Worked!

Every day at WritersWeekly.com, we receive emails from writers requesting advice on how to write query letters and how to improve their existing query letters. While we

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings saves writer from unsavory agent!

Kudos for WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings
Many thanks, Angela.
Personal aside…I’ve been a subscriber to WritersWeekly for less than a day and it already kept me from stepping into something potentially nasty with an agent…
Angela’s Email Publishing Book
I read Profitable Email Publishing and loved it. I write today to say thank you. I believe that I would not have continued on my quest for freelance success without your site and your encouragement. I’m still on that quest….
Just an Email Away!
Dear Angela and Richard–
I have written to you both a number of times and just want to tell you how much I really appreciate all the insight that you offer to writers in WritersWeekly. It is especially comforting to know that if I ever have a question, you both are so easily approachable…

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