Table of Contents

* 12 Ways to Avoid Getting Sued When Writing Your Memoirs

* LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest topic be?

* Feature Article: 6 "Mind Games" For Writers

* Q&A: "How can I sell my self-published book through a large specialty distributor?"

* Letters and Comments for 09/15/16

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs

* Freelance Success Story: How I Negotiated A Higher Writing Rate

* Whispers and Warnings for 09/15/2016


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12 Ways to Avoid Getting Sued When Writing Your Memoirs by Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

12 Ways to Avoid Getting Sued When Writing Your Memoirs

DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. This list contains my opinions after 17 years of accepting and rejecting memoir manuscripts as the Publisher and Co-owner at BookLocker.com (http://publishing.booklocker.com/packages.php). Always check with your attorney for any legal questions or concerns about your book. Memoirs are perhaps the riskiest type of book to write. Any half-truth, …

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From The Home Office

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest topic be?!?!

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest topic be?

THIS SATURDAY, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time, is start-time for the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest! It’s your last chance to sign up. What will the topic be??? See the link below for past topics and winning stories. Only 500 participants are allowed per contest so don’t delay if you wanna play! The fall contest always has …

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This Week's Article

6 "Mind Games" For Writers (queue Twilight Zone theme song NOW...) By Jayne Thurber-Smith

6 "Mind Games" For Writers

I used to love flying kites with my kids when they were little. Just yesterday, as I tackled a challenging writing assignment (is there any other kind?), I experienced the exact same feelings of kite-flying. My mind flashed back ten years to playing at the park. First came the weak, failed attempts of trying to get it airborne; the running …

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Ask The Expert

"How can I sell my self-published book through a large specialty distributor?"

"How can I sell my self-published book through a large specialty distributor?"

Angela, I want (a large, specialty book distributor) to sell my book on their website, as well as to physical retailers. My publisher doesn't like their terms. Do you have any advice? Thanks, P.   There are thousands of distributors and specialty retailers across the globe. Like most physical bookstores, they're feeling the pinch (okay, the deep, guttural stab) of …

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Letters And Comments

Letters And Comments For 09/15/16

Letters And Comments For 09/15/16

If you can read that entire sentence, in one breath, you are ready for the underwater
freestyle competition at the Olympics.
Seriously – you truly have to make one breath last in this competition. Practicing
with these marathon sentences is excellent training. ;))

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Paying Markets

Ft Myers Magazine

"Celebrating the arts & living in Southwest Florida." Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms within two years of acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-3 months. Sample copy available at http://www.issuu.com/ftmyers.magazine. Subscription $18." Pays $0.10/word for 750-2000 words.

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Dakotafire Media

"Dakotafire's goal is sparking rural revival, one story at a time. Most of our stories are written collaboratively with weekly newspaper journalists in our region. We also accept freelance stories, or freelancers can contribute reporting to our collaborative stories. We cover the eastern Dakotas, especially the James River Valley. Our stories are published in a bi-monthly magazine, in regional newspapers and online at Dakotafire.net." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two months. Accepts reprints. Responds one month. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

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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 on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy online here. Subscription $19.98, $29.98 Canada; $39.98 other. Pays $0.20/word for 500-2000 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 09/15/216

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Content & Social Media Marketing Manager

Freelance Content Writers

Freelance Writer
Loaded Landscapes

Freelance Energetic Reporter
Jewish News Service

Freelance Fact Checker
American Kennel Club

Freelance Visionary Writer/Editor

Freelance Technical Writer
Mattermost, Inc.

Freelance Writer (eSports)

Freelance Consistent Content Writer – for high-profile business leader. Pays $40-$50/hour.
Book In A Box

Freelance Business GhostWriter
RSL Media

Freelance Career Coach
The Muse

Freelance Writers – Pays $10 for 100 words

Freelance Interior Design Writer – Pays $50-$100
specialized B2B marketing firm

Freelance Real Estate Blogger

Freelance Proofreader
NYC & Hamptons Lifestyle Magazines

Freelance Writers and Editors
next gen glossy mag/journal

Freelance Financial Writer – website content, white papers and marketing materials.
Odyssey Search Partners

Freelance List/News Writers – for comic book, movie, TV, and gaming enthusiasts.
Valnet, Inc.

Freelance Copywriter – for email campaigns

Freelance Technical Writer – near Woburn MA. Pays $50/hour
blind ad

Freelance SEO Copy Writer – Pays ~$50/hour
SmartTouch Interactive

Freelance Writers – Pays $0.10/word
The Girl Side

Freelance Writer – Pays $20 for 200-300 words/week
shoe/sneaker focused community/blog

Freelance Gallery Contributor – Pays $100

Freelance List Writers

Freelance Paid Intern – Pays $8/hour
Natural Awakenings magazine

Freelance “Storyteller” (Copywriter)

Freelance Food and Agriculture Writers – Pays $0.25/word
edible BRONX

Freelance Creative Writers – Pays $13-$15/hour

Freelance Spanish and English Transcriptionist – Pays $10-$20/hour

See the links to these jobs here


Success Story

How I Negotiated A Higher Writing Rate! By Christine Park

How I Negotiated A Higher Writing Rate

I am coming up on a year of working in LA startups as an all around copywriter. Whether it's a social media post, an email campaign, or an internal announcement, I'm writing...but not what I want to write about. I took a cue from the actors around me who work other jobs until they get the one they really want, …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers And Warnings for 09/15/2016

Whispers And Warnings for 09/15/2016

So, they're going after everybody EXCEPT the actual copyright infringers?? Are Advertisers Liable for Supporting Piracy? That’s Now Up to a Judge… "ALS continues that it’s not only pirating companies that are threatening and harming their business; hosting companies, CDN providers, and advertising brokers are to blame, too."   A ridiculous lawsuit... Court shields Yelp from libel charge "Online review …

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