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Table of Contents

* Angela's Desk - BOOK MARKETING AND PR FIRMS - WORTH THE HIGH COST?? Probably Not! Here's why...

* Home Office - The Worst Two Weeks of the Year!

* Feature - Creative Ideas for Naming Your Fictional Characters!

* Q & A - "I'm a convicted felon. Will you write my story, and help me land a publishing deal?"

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers - 07/27/17

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 07/27/2017

* Success Story - Finding The Writer From Within - My Whirlwind

* Whispers & Warnings for 07/27/2017

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 07/27/2017

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Angela's Desk

BOOK MARKETING AND PR FIRMS - WORTH THE HIGH COST?? Probably Not! Here's why...

BOOK MARKETING AND PR FIRMS - WORTH THE HIGH COST?? Probably Not! Here's why...

I heard from yet another author today who was woefully disappointed in the money he recently wasted hiring a book marketing/PR firm. I often receive inquiries from authors that go something like this: Hi Angela, I'm looking to hire (insert name of book marketing/PR firm here) for (hundreds or thousands of dollars). They have promised to promote my book through …

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Home Office

The Worst Two Weeks of the Year!

The Worst Two Weeks of the Year!

It's the last week of July. Next week is the first week of August. People in the south know what I'm talking about. It's hotter than Hades outside! Hopefully, after next week, things will start to very slowly get a bit better. Our new "home" has new air conditioners and even sun shades but the heat seems to be penetrating …

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Article

Creative Ideas for Naming Your Fictional Characters! By C.M. Saunders

Creative Ideas for Naming Your Fictional Characters!

Naming a character is one of the most vital steps in composing fiction. It can also be one of the most difficult, especially when you consider the positive or negative connotations we subconsciously attach to certain combinations of letters.

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Ask The Expert

"I'm a convicted felon. Will you write my story, and help me land a publishing deal?"

"I'm a convicted felon. Will you write my story, and help me land a publishing deal?"

A family of felons actually wanted me to help them profit from their crimes!

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 07/27/17

Letters and Comments for 07/27/17

COMMENTS FOR: WE HAVE A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! One of the secrets we’ve been keeping is…

Congratulations! What exciting news! I wish Ali an “event-free” final few weeks. Baby Jack is fortunate to have such a loving, adventurous family, which of course includes his grandparents. That baby life jacket may need to be custom made. Best wishes to you all! -Pamela …

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Paying Markets

OATMEAL STUDIOS GREETING CARD CO.

. "We sell cutting edge, humorous greeting cards in many styles: humorous photo ideas, many cartoon styles, and more traditional word-play styles of humor. See our website." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Publishes card 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. "We request exclusive purchase and use of any idea we buy. We respond within a few days to e-mails and we hold copy for between 3-10 weeks for review (depending on when it comes during our current review cycle). We tell writers what dates they can plan on final decisions."

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Pacific Coast Business Times

"Weekly business journal serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties in California." 10% freelance. Circ. 4K. Weekly. Pays 30 days after publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $49.99.

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Normal Deviation

"Normal Deviation is a short fiction anthology inspired by a throwaway tweet and one weird-ass picture. Visit our Call for Submissions (link below) to see the picture, then write a short story based on the image. Deadline for stories is 31 Aug 2017." Annual (May). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Usually responds within 1-2 weeks; decisions on manuscripts will be in Sept/Oct of each year. Guidelines online at http://normaldeviation.wonderboxpublishing.com/2017/06/fwd-normaldeviation-anthology-is-now.html

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 07/27/2017

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

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Product Reviews Writers – Pays $25-100
BestReviews

Freelance Writers – Pays $700-$1000
Viacom

Freelance Health Editor/Writer
blind ad

Freelance Writer – Pays $7.50-$22.00/page
Ultius, Inc.

Freelance Sports Newspaper Editor – Pays $20/hour
blind ad

Freelance Closed Captioning Editor – Pays $65/hour
Sylver Rain Consulting, LLC.

Freelance Writer and Editor – Pays $10/hour
Alpha Street, Inc.

Freelance Fashion Copywriter
Fashion to Figure

Freelance Writer
Pro PR

Freelance Writers – Pays $0.10/word
The Girl Side

Freelance Proposal Writer – Pays $50k-$90k/year
Mission Services Inc.

Freelance Science Quiz Writer – Pays $40/hour
Brilliant

Freelance Physics Writer – Pays $30/hour
Brilliant

Freelance Math and Science Writer – Pays $30/hour
Brilliant

Freelance Financial Writer
Gate 39 Media

Freelance Gaming Guides Editor
Gameranx

Freelance Content Contributor
Goalbook

Freelance Resume Writer
StandOut Resumes LLC

Freelance Personal Finance Writer – Pays $70/article
First Quarter Finance

Freelance Digital Marketing Copywriter
Beaconfire RedEngine

Freelance Smartphone Writer
GadgetHacks.com

Freelance Baby Gear Blogger
UnsettleLife

Freelance Content Editor – Pays $20/hour
GFI Software

Freelance Website Editor – Pays $15/hour
DigitalThrottle, LLC

Freelance Fitness Writer
Fitness Assets

Freelance HR/Staffing/Business Writer
Conversations for Conversions

Freelance Lesson Writer
Study.com

Freelance Transcriptionist
Encore Professional Medical Services

Freelance Social Media Manager/Webmaster
Eglevsky Ballet

Freelance Transcriptionist
Landmark Associates, Inc.

Freelance Proofreader/Copy Editor
NYC Shelter Magazine

Freelance Content Analyst – Pays $15/hour
Selerity, Inc.

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Success Story

Finding The Writer From Within - My Whirlwind - By Joshua Lupoli

Finding The Writer From Within - My Whirlwind

My life has been whirlwind. I have lived in four different states in the past ten years, staying long enough in one place to make friends but never able to keep them. I’m a recent high school graduate raised in Philadelphia, Orlando, Nashville, and now just across the bridge from New Orleans. My interests, much like the place that I …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 07/27/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 07/27/2017

Amazon sued (again!); Nancy Grace sued for libel (again!); 24 journalists subpoenaed on one case; Snopes is in big trouble...

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