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Nativity

December 19, 2019

We are wishing all of our wonderful readers a warm, peaceful, and
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - What's the #1 Hidden Trap Authors Fall Into When Self-Publishing? by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor


News From the Floating Home Office - Brian Shares Another Cheesy Holiday Sing-a-long! Come Sing and Laugh With Us to the Tune of Jingle Bell Rock!


This Week's Backstories! How did these authors get the ideas for their books?

IT WAS THE NUNS' FAULT! From Writers' Block to Writer's DELUGE!! - by George A. Tyrrell

and

My Cookbook Manuscript Gathered Dust...After My Research Assistant Gained 35 Lbs! - by Woodrow Wilson


Feature Article - How to Enjoy the Christmas Break (and all major holidays) as a Freelance Writer! - by Charlotte Grainger

Do your family members complain about the time you must spend working over the holidays? Ours do, too!

Ask the Expert - "My publisher is scamming authors. I have my production files. Can BookLocker print them for me?"

In The News... - Why WritersWeekly used Walmart.com instead of Amazon for gifts for a local orphanage this year!; Freelancers sue state of California; Dumpster divers selling products on Amazon (ewww!!!); and much more! - In The News ... 12/19/2019


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 12/19/19

Healing Lifestyles & Spas
Investing.com
Indian Life
Journal of Information Ethics
History Magazine
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 12/19/19


Marketing Secrets - Increase Your Writing Income With Evergreen Topics! - by Jennifer Brown Banks

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Angela's Desk

What's the #1 Hidden Trap Authors Fall Into When Self-Publishing? by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor

In this article, we will discuss authors being held captive by publishers who, through very unethical means, hold authors hostage after they sign up, and pay thousands for that publisher's services...
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What's the #1 Hidden Trap Authors Fall Into When Self-Publishing? by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor

News From the Floating Home Office

Brian Shares Another Cheesy Holiday Sing-a-long! Come Sing and Laugh With Us to the Tune of Jingle Bell Rock!

Bet you guys and gals didn't know that WritersWeekly has amazingly talented songwriters in-house, didja? Ha ha ha... Introducing "Life on a Dock" (Sing to the tune of Jingle Bell Rock)! You do NOT want to miss this one!!!
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Brian Shares Another Cheesy Holiday Sing-a-long! Come Sing and Laugh With Us to the Tune of Jingle Bell Rock!
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This Week's Backstories

IT WAS THE NUNS' FAULT! From Writers' Block to Writer's DELUGE!! - by George A. Tyrrell

In parochial school, whenever I’d ask embarrassing questions, the nuns would send me to my seat out in the hall. Soon, the doubter, Thomas, became my favorite disciple. I grew up as an atheist seeking meaning in my life, and life in general, but then...
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IT WAS THE NUNS' FAULT! From Writers' Block to Writer's DELUGE!! - by George A. Tyrrell

My Cookbook Manuscript Gathered Dust...After My Research Assistant Gained 35 Lbs! - by Woodrow Wilson

I had been cooking since college, and had perfected hundreds of recipes over the years. I escaped dorm food when I moved in with two other guys who cooked. Dinners got even better in graduate school. I teamed with a Belgian whose hobby was French cooking, and a Turk who had worked his way through college as a chef at Benihana. After I got marries, and my mother-in-law started asking me for recipes, I knew I had something good going...
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My Cookbook Manuscript Gathered Dust...After My Research Assistant Gained 35 Lbs! - by Woodrow Wilson
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Feature Article

How to Enjoy the Christmas Break (and all major holidays) as a Freelance Writer - by Charlotte Grainger

Sleigh bells ring, but you’re too busy working away to be listening. As Christmas looms over you, your hefty workload isn’t letting up. Here's how to manage expectations for your clients, your family, and yourself.
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How to Enjoy the Christmas Break (and all major holidays) as a Freelance Writer - by Charlotte Grainger
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Ask the Expert

"My publisher is scamming authors. I have my production files. Can BookLocker print them for me?"

"Can BookLocker help me get my book back on the market - and how fast can you do it?"
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"My publisher is scamming authors. I have my production files. Can BookLocker print them for me?"
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In The News ...

Why WritersWeekly used Walmart.com instead of Amazon for gifts for a local orphanage this year; Freelancers sue state of California; Dumpster divers selling products on Amazon (ewww!!!); and much more! - In The News ... 12/19/2019

MORE: Government to get royalties from Ed Snowden's memoir; Alaska newspaper for sale - price $0.00; Chizine Publications under fire for unpaid royalties and other disturbing allegations; China used major U.S. newspapers to publish propaganda and news; Complaints about Month9 Books and Black Rose Writing; Amazon says sellers can no longer use Fedex; and 10 year sentence for publisher in China
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Why we used Walmart.com instead of Amazon for gifts for a local orphanage this year; Freelancers sue state of California; Dumpster divers selling products on Amazon; and much more! - In The News ... 12/19/2019
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Paying Markets for Writers

Healing Lifestyles & Spas

"Our readers wish to connect with a greater purpose, hope to infuse nature into their lives, and desire to feel more balanced with the least amount of stress. Healing Lifestyles & Spas’ content focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. We believe that spa living is a day-to-day experience, not an occasional practice. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Living a healing lifestyle means taking care of the Earth and its people, and we thereby emphasize environmental awareness and sustainable living as a necessary component on this path. Remember to Live Mindfully, Eat Joyfully, Travel Consciously..." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one time rights. No reprints. Responds quickly.

Pays $150-$500.

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Healing Lifestyles & Spas

Investing.com

“The world’s fastest growing financial markets portal.” Welcomes new writers with knowledge and experience in the financial markets. 16 million users a month, appearing in 31 languages. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 24 hours of acceptance. No reprints. Responds within 48 hours.

Pays $150.

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Investing.com

Indian Life

“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what's happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks.

Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words.

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Indian Life

Journal of Information Ethics

“JIE publishes columns, articles and reviews that deal with the production, dissemination, storage and retrieval of information in an ethical context.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two years of acceptance. Responds within one week.

Pays $25-$50.

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Journal of Information Ethics

History Magazine

Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bi-monthly. Pays 45 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights, including print, PDF and APP editions. No reprints. Responds within 30 days.

Pays $0.08/word.

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History Magazine

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

“Clinical journal for health care practitioners.” 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-2 days.

Pays $100.

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Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 12/19/19

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.

31 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance NBA Writer
Heavy Inc.

Freelance Full-time Staff Reporter – criminal justice. Pays $60K-$65K/year.
Prism

Freelance News Writer
News 12 Networks / Altice USA

Freelance Reality TV Writers
Heavy Inc.

Freelance Writer/Researcher/Producer
consulting firm

Freelance Power Tool Writers
Searchful

Freelance Writers – long-term
AgencyAnalytics

Freelance Psychic and Astrology Writer
SpiritLike

Freelance Casino and Gambling Writers
TheCasinoGuide

Freelance Nevada & Utah News & Travel Writer
Narcity.com

Freelance Writer – social media and website content
Grape Capital Group Inc

Freelance Content Writers
LMi

Freelance Freelance Copywriter
CI

Freelance Social Media Curator/Content Writer
Inside Real Estate

Freelance Content Writer
Cozymeal

Freelance Script Writer
Filmless

Freelance Content Writer
Dhar Mann Studios

Freelance Dog Writers
DoggieDesigner

Freelance Grant Writer – Pays $20/hour
Our Voice

Freelance Content Update Editor – Home, Pets, Crafts
.dash

Freelance Content Writer
Wide Open Roads and Alt_driver

Freelance Blogger
Mills Floral

Freelance Writer
Mercury 8 Marketing

Freelance Writer
King Cable Construction Corp.

Freelance Contributing Writer
360 Quote LLC

Freelance Writer – mental health. Pays $30-$40/hour.
Boyers Recovery Support Services

Freelance Editors
Aha Media

Freelance Interactive Game Story Writer/Editor
Resure Technology

Freelance Writer and Blogger
Main Street Data Company

Freelance Exhibition Content Writer – Pays $800-$1000/month
Running Subway Productions

Freelance Content Writer / Copywriter
Whova, Inc

For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.

Marketing Secrets

Increase Your Writing Income With Evergreen Topics! - by Jennifer Brown Banks

I have had the greatest degree of writing success and profitability writing and placing evergreen topics. And you will, too.
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Increase Your Writing Income With Evergreen Topics! - by Jennifer Brown Banks
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