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December 12, 2019

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Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - YOUR BOOK'S PAGE COUNT AND SIZE: How Big is TOO Big for Readers?


News From the Floating Home Office - Local Restaurant Poisons Actors an Hour Before Their Final Performance


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

After Fellow Writing Students Criticized My Story, Saying "Slaves Can't Think," I Knew I Had to Write a Book About The Buffalo Soldiers - by Bob Rogers

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When a Doctor Told a Vietnam Vet to "Write Things Down" to Heal from PTSD, Look What Happened! - by Bill Hammond


Feature Article - NEED TO INCREASE YOUR FREELANCE INCOME? How I Created Four Sources of Income from One Idea! - by Maria Ramos Chertok


Ask the Expert - "My friends gave me verbal permission to include them in my book. Can they sue me later?"

In The News... - WIMP ALERT! British GQ removes 2 from worst-dressed list because they didn’t want to “offend” world leaders; Libraries Banning Books; Anti-Antisemitism at Amnesty International?! … And MUCH MORE! In The News – 12/12/2019


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

Dance International
Ft. Myers Magazine
The Cattleman
Fine Books & Collections
The Fiddlehead
Earth Island Journal

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


Marketing Secrets - Do Market Research BEFORE Marketing!! - by Amy Keeley

This Week's Trivia Question! Win a FREE BOOK of your choice from BookLocker.com!

SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, 12/13/19!

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Angela's Desk

YOUR BOOK'S PAGE COUNT AND SIZE: How Big is TOO Big for Readers?

Where chocolate and pizza are concerned, my mantra has always been: Better too much than not enough! However, that's not at all true for books.
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YOUR BOOK'S PAGE COUNT AND SIZE: How Big is TOO Big for Readers?

News From the Floating Home Office

Local Restaurant Poisons Actors an Hour Before Their Final Performance

About an hour after lunch, one of our lead actors was puking. The play had just begun and there were no understudies. He had several scenes, including a solo and a fast and challenging dance number...
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Local Restaurant Poisons Actors an Hour Before Their Final Performance
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This Week's Backstories

After Fellow Writing Students Criticized My Story, Saying "Slaves Can't Think," I Knew I Had to Write a Book About The Buffalo Soldiers - by Bob Rogers

In Don’s painting, a black soldier leads a saddled cavalry horse. Admiring the flyer, I said to no one in particular, “Someone should write his story.”

Across the room, my wife said, “Why don’t you write it?”

Not realizing that she had heard me, my jaw dropped. Huh? Me? The chemistry major, turned soldier, turned IT guy?
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After Fellow Writing Students Criticized My Story, Saying "Slaves Can't Think," I Knew I Had to Write a Book About The Buffalo Soldiers - by Bob Rogers

When a Doctor Told a Vietnam Vet to "Write Things Down" to Heal from PTSD, Look What Happened! - by Bill Hammond

After many years of living with the memories of Vietnam haunting me day and night, lost jobs, lost loved ones, and suicidal thoughts, I was told by a doctor that sometimes just writing things down may help. I also found a marine corps webpage that had a bunch of Nam vets on it, and started writing some of my experiences. Many of them told me that I should write a book...
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When a Doctor Told a Vietnam Vet to "Write Things Down" to Heal from PTSD, Look What Happened! - by Bill Hammond
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Feature Article

NEED TO INCREASE YOUR FREELANCE INCOME? How I Created Four Sources of Income from One Idea! - by Maria Ramos Chertok

My desire to write for a living resulted in revenues from tuition, royalties, and coaching fees!
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NEED TO INCREASE YOUR FREELANCE INCOME? How I Created 4 Sources of Income from One Idea! - by Maria Ramos Chertok
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Ask the Expert

"My friends gave me verbal permission to include them in my book. Can they sue me later?"

"Three of my characters are based directly on real, living people. All three have read my novel, and given me permission to represent them as I have but..."
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"My friends gave me verbal permission to include them in my book. Can they sue me later?"
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In The News ...

WIMP ALERT! British GQ removes 2 from worst-dressed list because they didn't want to "offend" world leaders; Libraries Banning Books; Anti-Antisemitism at Amnesty International?! ... And MUCH MORE... In The News - 12/12/2019

MORE: Predatory publishers publishing garbage; Atlanta newspaper sues Clint Eastwood & Warner Bros; $15M (alleged) fake news lawsuit
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WIMP ALERT! British GQ removes 2 from worst-dressed list because they didn't want to "offend" world leaders; Libraries Banning Books; Anti-Antisemitism at Amnesty International?! ... And MUCH MORE... In The News - 12/12/2019
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Paying Markets for Writers

Dance International

"We cover contemporary and classical dance internationally." Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds promptly. Sample articles online, or try your local newsstand or library. "The best guidelines are to read previous issues."

Pays $85.00

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Dance International

Ft. Myers Magazine

“Celebrating the Arts & Living in Southwest Florida.” Welcomes new writers. Circ 2K. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-6 weeks.

Pays $0.10/word.

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Ft. Myers Magazine

The Cattleman

25% freelance. “The business journal of the beef cattle business of the Southwest.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 15-30 days after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints outside of the Southwest. Responds in 2-4 weeks. Submit query by email.

Pays $500 for 1,200-1,800 words.

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The Cattleman

Fine Books & Collections

“Fine Books & Collections covers a broad range of topics and subjects of interest to book collectors, dealers, librarians, curators, and bibliophiles, from early manuscripts, to modern first editions and fine art, and everything in between.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month.

Pays $0.20/word or negotiable rates for 500-2000 words.

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Fine Books & Collections

The Fiddlehead

“For over 70 years, The Fiddlehead has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region's lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. “Accepted work usually published within one-three issues of acceptance.” Buys first serial publication rights. “All other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged.” No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

Pays $60 CAD per page.

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The Fiddlehead

Earth Island Journal

“A quarterly magazine about environmental threats and the people who are working to address them.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication.

Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online. Submit query by email.

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Earth Island Journal
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 12/12/19

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

29 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Reporter
KUER: NPR Utah

Freelance Staff Writer – Pays $40K-$45K/year
The Well News

Freelance B2B Thought Leadership Writer
Rosebud Communications

Freelance Technology Editor
The Conversation US

Freelance Gender Justice Staff Reporter – Pays $60K-$65K/year
Prism

Freelance Content Manager – Pays $50K/year
GeniusVets

Freelance Wooden Product Reviews, Guides, and Tip Writers
Roche Industrial Co., Ltd

Freelance Writers
Point Visible

Freelance Writer
Assisted Reach

Freelance Dog Writers
DoggieDesigner

Freelance Proofreader/Copy Editor
Krepich Communications LLC

Freelance Copywriter
MCD Partners

Freelance Content Writer
Autoshop Solutions

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $12-$15/hour
TW Media

Freelance Career Consultant/Resume Writer
ResumeSpice

Freelance Personal Finance Writers
InvestingAnswers.com

Freelance Writer
FREE AGENT

Freelance Copywriter
Crawl Space Repair

Freelance Resume Writer
Holly Management Group

Freelance Editor/Writer – Pays $25-$30/hour
Exclusive PR Solutions | Exclusiveprs.com

Freelance Content Writer
Autoshop Solutions

Freelance Infrastructure Editor
SmartBrief

Freelance NCLEX Content Editor – includes benefits
Vipra Med

Freelance Listings Quality Specialist – Pays $15-$20/hour
TeenLife.com

Freelance Scifi Ebook Reviewers
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Freelance Content Writer
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Freelance Editorial Assistant – Pays $16/hour
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Freelance Writer – Pays $0.10/word
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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

Do Market Research BEFORE Marketing!! - By Amy Keeley

A successful business looks to see if there's a demand for what it's trying to sell...before it starts the selling process. Here are 6 tips to help you with that!
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Do Market Research BEFORE Marketing!! - By Amy Keeley
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