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Table of Contents

* World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December, 2016!


* Please! Don't Feed Me ANY More Party Food!!


* How To Write About Your Life Without Crossing The Line


* Q & A - "I'm looking for a publisher. How do I know I can trust you?"


* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers


* Freelance Writing Jobs - 12/29/16

* Success Story - Get Your Geek On!! - The Science of Writing Science by Wendy Lou Jones 

* Whispers and Warnings - Can You Be Sued For Questioning Science??

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 12/21/2016 - Win a FREE PUBLISHING PACKAGE!!

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World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December, 2016!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December, 2016!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re 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! In case you’re a new reader, please know that we …

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From The Home Office

Please! Don't Feed Me ANY More Party Food!!

On Christmas Eve, we had our traditional family fondue dinner. It was relaxing, until we pulled out Cards Against Humanity. Then, things got loud, rowdy, and hilarious! On Christmas Day, we had four of our six kiddos home for the holidays. Despite having a lower number of people than usual, it was still mayhem. That evening, we had our traditional …

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This Week's Article

How To Write About Your Life Without Crossing The Line by Aris Apostolopoulos

How To Write About Your Life Without Crossing The Line

I had to explain to them that nobody really cared if they had just pooped on their boyfriends’ beds and they broke up with them (true story), nor their “scandal” is comparable to the Watergate or something huge like that. However, since I hate grumbling, I developed some techniques to help me avoid it:

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Ask The Expert

Q & A - "I'm looking for a publisher. How do I know I can trust you?"

Q & A - "I'm looking for a publisher. How do I know I can trust you?"

"I'm looking for a publisher. How do I know I can trust you?"   I receive this question all the time from authors who are considering publishing their book with BookLocker.com . Unfortunately, they are probably asking the same question of each publisher they approach. The funny thing is...do they really think any publisher is going to say no? Asking this …

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 12/29/2016

Letters and Comments for 12/29/2016

COMMENTS FOR: How To Be A Paid Freelance Writer WHILE Attending School!   Go girl! You have a good turn of phrase for kinda newbie. All the best on your way! Elena Hedlund ~~~ Wow, that’s pretty impressive, Elise. You will make a hell of a business person, another Carly Fiorina, for instance. “foaming at the mouth with ideas” that …

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Paying Markets

Moment Magazine

“Moment Magazine, North America’s premier Jewish magazine, was founded in 1975 by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and acclaimed writer Leonard Fein. Fiercely independent, Moment is not tied to any organization, denomination or point of view and offers a balanced accounting of th e Jewish experience in America, focusing on political, lifestyle, cultural and arts coverage.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Sample copy available by email. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200-$1000.

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Mining People Magazine

“CPM is an easy-reading, homespun magazine featuring coal people and coal towns, with special sections on news and product development.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14.2K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Pays flat fee of $250 for up to 2500 words. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. Submit query by email. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email.

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Lion Magazine

"We carry stories and photos of Lions’ service projects and Lions’ activities." 30% free lance. Welcomes new authors. Circ. 350K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Pays $0.50-$1.00/word. Features run from 1,500 to 3,000 words. Submit query or complete ms per the guidelines. Publishes ms after four months. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds after 2 weeks to queries. Email editor for sample of magazine. Subscriptions for members of Lions clubs and receive the magazine as part of their dues. Guidelines by email.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 12/29/2016

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Writer
The Salonniere

Freelance Writers
Screen Rant

Freelance Contributing Writer
Borough Media Group

Freelance Design Writer
Internet Brands, Inc.

Freelance Writers – politics
FiveThirtyEight

Freelance SEO Writer
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Staff Technical Editor
Manning Publications Co.

Freelance Acquisitions Editor
Manning Publications Co.

Freelance Organic Marketing Specialist
I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Freelance Copywriter
Gopher Sport

Freelance Press Release Writer
PressCable

Freelance Editor / Proofreader
Scribendi Inc.

Freelance Lifestyle/Parenting Writer
Upfeat

Freelance Deal Editor
Upfeat

Freelance Copywriter
Canva

Freelance Virtual Teachers
Connections Education LLC

Freelance Expert Content Writer for SAT/ACT, GRE, and/or GMAT
Ready4

Freelance Web Comic Artist
blind ad

Freelance Video Captioners – Pays up to $390/week
Rev

Freelance Copywriter
Wicked Media LLC

Freelance Case Writer
Executive Networks

Freelance Web / Bibliography Reseacher – American History
Snapshots of the Past / snapshotsofthepast.com

Freelance Full-time Writers
marketing company

Freelance Full-time Editorial Director – permaculture and homesteading
The Grow Network

Freelance Paid Journalist Intern – Pays $10/hour
Render Media

Freelance Energy Grant Writer
non-profit

Freelance Editors, Analysts. Pays $2K/month for training
academic consultancy

Freelance Ghost Food Bloggers – Southern Indian food. Pays $75/post.
blind ad

Freelance Editors (German) – to check dubbed audio/proofread subtitles at home for popular movie and TV providers. Pays $15-$20/hour.
MyEye Media

Freelance Editors (Northern Europe Language) – to check dubbed audio/proofread subtitles at home for popular movie and TV providers. Pays $15-$20/hour.
MyEye Media

Freelance Editors (Southern Europe Language) – to check dubbed audio/proofread subtitles at home for popular movie and TV providers. Pays $15-$20/hour.
MyEye Media

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Get Your Geek On!! - The Science of Writing Science by Wendy Lou Jones

Get Your Geek On!! - The Science of Writing Science

Calling all ‘egg-heads’ – you know who you are – this one is for you. No matter what scientific discipline you originally came from, you can make a steady wage writing publishable papers for pharmaceutical, medical, and various research scientists. The key to your success involve understanding both the topics you are expected to write on and what it takes …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 12/29/16

Whispers and Warnings for 12/29/16

AMAZON in the hot seat again.

Have we reached the point where we can be judicially punished for questioning scientists?

CBS Sued over documentary based on a self published book

Author jailed as a terrorist.

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