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Table of Contents

* How We Prepare The "Home Office For HURRICANES!

* Really?? ANOTHER Hurricane?!


* Use People-watching As Inspiration For Your Fiction Characters!


* "Where can I find a list of writing contests?"

* Letters and Comments for 10/06/16

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs

* Freelance Success Story: When YOU Should REJECT a Publishing Contract!

* Whispers and Warnings for 10/06/2016

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 10/06/2016

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How We Prepare The "Home Office For HURRICANES! Bby Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, AbuzzBooks.com and PubPreppers.com

How We Prepare The "Home Office For HURRICANES! 

After several notes from concerned authors, we posted an update to the website that details what we do to prepare for hurricanes. It includes info. about our services being located in another state, our four (yes, four!) different ways of accessing the Internet in a crunch, food and water storage, and even an update on what our employee Brian, who works on a boat, does to prepare his "home," and much more.

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From The Home Office

Really?? ANOTHER Hurricane?!

Really?? ANOTHER Hurricane?!

We've already had a tropical storm and a hurricane here this year. Now, Hurricane Matthew is heading for the Florida coast. While we're only under a tropical storm warning on this coast, we're still very prepared. And, since we've been so busy preparing this week, I'm running WAY behind so this issue will be abbreviated. :) This week's Masonism: "Is …

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This Week's Article

Use People-watching as Inspiration for Your Fiction Characters! by Julie Guirgis

Use People-watching As Inspiration For Your Fiction Characters! 

People watching is an essential part of being a writer and lesson in human nature. How this is done is by seeing people’s bad and good habits, distinctive temperaments, tastes, and appearances, and deepest longings and fears. It involves watching people to get an insight into the beauty and rhythm of the community around us.

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Ask The Expert

"Where can I find a list of writing contests?"

"Where can I find a list of writing contests?"

Could you suggest books, websites, etc. that have real poetry contests? Not the type that publish your poem and then want you to pay $100 for a copy. Also, where can I find lists of magazines that pay you for poems?

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Letters And Comments

Letters and Comments for 10/06/2016

Letters and Comments for 10/06/2016

I didn’t see space for comments on your article that regards why you’ve been in business for 17 years. I can tell you in two words: Integrity. Honesty.

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Paying Markets

FIDO Friendly Magazine

"FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds 30 days. Sample copy available for $10 via SASE. Subscription $19.95, $29.95CDN, $39.95 foreign, $12.99 mobile. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.10/word for 450-1200 words. Submit query/bio/samples by email.

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The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide

"A bimonthly journal of GLBT history, culture, and politics." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Response time varies. Sample available by request via email or regular mail. Subscription $23; $33 Canada; $43 other. Pays $100 for original feature articles to 4,000 words; $50 for book (and other) reviews.

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The First Line

"The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. . Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at
http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription ; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 10/06/216

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Events and Entertainment Writers – Pays flat fee + commission. 
WeekendNotes.com.au

Freelance News Writer – Self-Driving Car, AI & Autonomous 
ricochet.agency

Freelance Marketing Copywriter
janusww.com

Freelance Home Contributing Writer
blind ad

Freelance Affiliate Marketing Ghost Blogger
contentconquered.com

Freelance Blog Manager 
start-up tech company

Freelance Paid Digital Editorial Intern
SAGE

Freelance Photoshop Artist – to manipulate a photo
individual

Freelance Social Media Manager
Growing Fine Jewelry Firm

Freelance Assistant Writer – Pays $18/hour
blind ad

Freelance Content Writers and Bloggers
online marketing firm

Freelance Writer – Pays $7.50-$22/hour
Ultius, Inc.

Freelance Guides Writers – consumer tech and gadgetry. Pays $50-$100
blind ad

Freelance Community News Writer
Philadelphia Free Press

Freelance Writers
Valnet Inc.

Freelance English Editors – Pays $3.25 per page for 20 – 24 hr turnaround / $2.25 per page for 64 – 72 hr turnaround / $2.00 per page for 110 to 120 hr turnaround.
English editing business

Freelance Social Media Blogger – Pays $0.10/word
blind ad

Freelance Writer – with knowledge of microfiltration systems
B2B marketing firm

Freelance Blogger – crawl space encapsulation and vapor barriers geared at other DIY-savvy homeowners
manufacturer of top quality waterproofing materials, including crawlspace encapsulation products

Freelance Technical Writer – Pays $0.40/word
public relations firm

Freelance Blogger – DIY creative party planning/gift gifting. Pays $75/post.
B2B marketing firm

Freelance Publishing Assistant – operations/editorial/production
PeerJ

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $11-$15/hour
TQ Global (Threo)

Freelance Ad Writer
blind ad

Freelance Copywriter
Sideways, Inc.

Freelance Administrative Assistant – near Finksburg, MD. Pays $12.25/hour.
Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist

Freelance Transcriber – for 17 hours of audio files that need to be transcribed into text. Pays $10/hour.
individual

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

When YOU Should REJECT a Publishing Contract! By Aaron Emmel

When YOU Should REJECT a Publishing Contract!

It’s hard to turn down a publishing contract, even when you know you shouldn’t sign it. Last year, I had a short story accepted for a promising-looking anthology. Unfortunately, when I received the contract, I saw that it asked for almost all of my rights. It was as if the publisher had found a summary of authors' rights online, and …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 10/06/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 10/06/2016

Do bloggers have the same protections as journalists? Court to Hear Suit Against Deepwater Horizon Spill Activists "When Karen Savage and Cherri Foytlin wrote an article about the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill of 2010, they thought it might get a few moments of attention and then fade away." Politically Correct ridiculous obviously knows no bounds! FREE SPEECH CRACKDOWN: …

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WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question for 10/06/2016:

 

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