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January 3, 2020

Happy 2020, everybody! What are YOUR writing goals for this year? I, myself, am getting back on track with my one-hour of writing every single morning before I do anything else...except going to the bathroom, of course. ;)

DON'T FORGET! The Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest is only 8 days away!!

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From the Publisher's Desk - WRITERSWEEKLY'S BEST OF 2019!! Earning $10K/Month Writing Erotica; Self-Publishing Price Comparison, the 24-HOUR Short Story Contest, Paying Markets for Writers by Genre, and So Much More!


News From the Floating Home Office - Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!


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

One of My Fictional Characters Told Me His Name...in the Grocery Store! - by C.L. Talmadge

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From Hating High School to Loving College, and From Nasty Notes to Bad Drivers to Four Published Novels! - by Jeffrey Roberts


Feature Article - 10 Paying Parenting Markets for Writers! - by Meg Stewart


Ask the Expert - INSULTING! "I need a writer to write my story but I don't have money. Will they do it for a share of the royalties?"

In The News... - Two Amazon employees refuse to be silenced by Amazon lawyers; More companies abandoning Amazon; Libel - Do these dragons look similar to you?; Officer sues blogger for names of comment posters; and MUCH MORE! ...In the News 01/03/20


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 01/01/20

Nature Friend Magazine
Overtime
Primary Research Group
Unique Web Copy
Unlocked

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 01/03/20


Marketing Secrets - How I Learned to Promote My Own Books by Getting Paid to Promote Someone Else's! - by Johnny Townsend

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Angela's Desk

WRITERSWEEKLY'S BEST OF 2019!! Earning $10K/Month Writing Erotica; Self-Publishing Price Comparison, the 24-HOUR Short Story Contest, Paying Markets for Writers by Genre, and So Much More!

This week, I’m sharing our 20 “most clicked on” articles for 2019. Some of these were published before 2019 but they remain popular, and two aren't related to writing at all, but show that posting personal items can attract more people to your publication. Enjoy!
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WRITERSWEEKLY'S BEST OF 2019!! Earning $10K/Month Writing Erotica; Self-Publishing Price Comparison, the 24-HOUR Short Story Contest, Paying Markets for Writers by Genre, and So Much More!
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News From the Floating Home Office

Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!

I don't know anyone who has received one in the past few years. Oh, and almost everyone in our family is sick right now, including me...
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Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!
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This Week's Backstories

One of My Fictional Characters Told Me His Name...in the Grocery Store! - by C.L. Talmadge

Beginning when I was 13, characters started invading my daydreams. They most decidedly weren’t elves or dwarves or dragons or knights in shining armor. They were human beings. I had no idea who they were then but I could see them, and hear them speak in my mind. Vividly. Clearly...
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One of My Fictional Characters Told Me His Name...in the Grocery Store! - by C.L. Talmadge

From Hating High School to Loving College, and From Nasty Notes to Bad Drivers to Four Published Novels! - by Jeffrey Roberts

I started writing seriously around 1978. Prior to that I suppose I wasn’t serious – shopping lists, addressing letters, hastily scribbled recipes, threatening notes to other car owners to get out of my parking space...
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From Hating High School to Loving College, and From Nasty Notes to Bad Drivers to Four Published Novels! - by Jeffrey Roberts
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Feature Article

10 Paying Parenting Markets for Writers! - by Meg Stewart

Includes pay rates and links to writer's guidelines for parenting publications you may have never heard of!
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10 Paying Parenting Markets for Writers! - by Meg Stewart
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Ask the Expert

INSULTING! "I need a writer to write my story but I don't have money. Will they do it for a share of the royalties?"

"I have a story that must be written. The world needs to see it! I'm certain movie companies will be interested in it. I am not a writer so I need someone to help me with it. I can't pay them..."
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INSULTING! "I need a writer to write my story but I don't have money. Will they do it for a share of the royalties?"
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In The News ...

Two Amazon employees refuse to be silenced by Amazon lawyers; More companies abandoning Amazon; Libel - Do these dragons look similar to you?; Office sues blogger for names of comment posters; and MUCH MORE! ...In the News 01/03/20

MORE: Chef sues over rating he received in a book; Disgusting author exposed; Politician sues paper for big bucks; Is editorial bias the new norm?; Writer sues town over tax designation; CA law will leave countless writers destitute; and Journalist sues magazine for $25M.
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Two Amazon employees refuse to be silenced by Amazon lawyers; More companies abandoning Amazon; Libel - Do these dragons look similar to you?; Office sues blogger for names of comment posters; and MUCH MORE! ...In the News 01/03/20
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Paying Markets for Writers

Nature Friend Magazine

50% freelance. "Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly.

Pays $0.03-$0.05/edited word.
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Nature Friend Magazine

Overtime

100% freelance. "Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 - 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)" Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website.

Pays $50 flat fee for 5,000-12,000 words.
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Primary Research Group

"We publish surveys and research reports about developments in libraries, law firms, and higher education." Usually pays within a week of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 4 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints.

Pays $50 to $150.
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Primary Research Group

Unique Web Copy

“We're a small copywriting firm with a lot of real estate clients who need a significant number of blog posts each month.” Pays on acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 3-5 business days.

Pays $20.
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Unique Web Copy

Unlocked

“Unlocked is a devotional with daily readings for teens that challenge readers to live out their faith in today’s world.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 12 weeks.

Pays $30 for 300-425 words.
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Unlocked
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 01/03/20

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

21 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Reporter
The Jersey Journal

Freelance Cryptocurrency Writer
The Daily Hodl

Freelance Editor – Pays $27.50/hour
All That’s Interesting

Freelance Legal Marketing Writer – Pays up to $40/page
BluShark Digital LLC

Freelance SEO Marketing Writer – Pays $22-$40/page
BluShark Digital LLC

Freelance Golf Expert Writer
Sports Media Corporation

Script Writer – Pays $80K-$200K/year with benefits
United Naturals

Freelance Content Writer – Pays $20-$22/hour
Agile CRM Inc.

Freelance Dating App Writer – Pays $20-$35/hour
Fairytrail

Freelance Writers
OutLoud Magazine

Freelance News Editor – Pays $25/hour
Top Class Actions

Freelance News Writer
Top Class Actions

Freelance Screen Writer – Pays $80K-$200K/year
United Naturals

Freelance Content Writer
Hip Happenings, LLC

Freelance Content Editor – Pays $12-$15/hour
Exclusive Web Marketing

Freelance Technical Writer
Crawford Group

Freelance Car Guides Writer
Digital Trends

Freelance Writer
18PR Pro

Freelance Dermatology Writer – Pays $50-$77.50/blog post
ContentWriter

Freelance Reporter
Fastcase

Freelance Proposal Writer
CyraCom

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

How I Learned to Promote My Own Books by Getting Paid to Promote Someone Else's! - by Johnny Townsend

Promoting our own books is hard work. For many writers, promotion feels unnatural, perhaps tacky, and even a little tainted. However, I was able to develop several useful promotional skills while working for a small publisher promoting their latest release, and you can do the same!
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