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Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 2006, then you probably already have a Twitter account. But, are you using it to its full potential? It’s a sad fact that most writers don’t. There is slightly more to it than keeping track of what people you’ve never met are having for breakfast. When used […]
Writers, diversify or die. Let C.M. Saunders show you how!
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.
Writers: Have Short Stories? Dust Them Off and GET PAID!! (Includes 10 paying short story markets!) By C.M. Saunders
There are literally thousands of magazines, journals, websites, ezines and anthologies covering every genre and sub-genre you can think of, and then some. All are seeking material, and most offer fertile ground for savvy freelance writers seeking an extra revenue stream.
Like most writers, I love what I do. I love the creative process, the research, the meeting and dealing with various people. If I didn’t enjoy it so much, I’d do something else. Over the past decade or so I have been moderately successful in terms of my output and published material, having contributed both fiction and non-fiction to over forty publications worldwide. However, my problem was that I didn’t make enough money from writing to actually support myself. This led to me taking a succession of manual jobs I didn’t really like, which I endured just to enable myself to make ends meet. I was a factory worker, a barman, and later an English teacher in China. All the time I dreamed of being a professional writer. I looked at writing as more of a hobby. A hobby which, if I was lucky, sometimes allowed me the opportunity to supplement my income…
There are two things that have thus far dominated my life. Rock music and writing. I thought long and hard about how to combine my twin obsessions and make them profitable, and the obvious answer was to be a music journalist…
Many writers long to get published. Making these dreams come to life involves a lot of hard work. However, I managed to chance on some breaks that took my creative thinking outside the perfect box I’d been living in. In some way or another, these all came down to promoting other writers and artists. I fully […]
Ten years ago I worked in a packing factory, I had no qualifications, just a sack full of dreams. Every day after I finished my shift I would write short stories for my own enjoyment, and gather information and anecdotes for what would later become my book, Into the Dragon’s Lair: A Supernatural History of Wales.