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

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.

THIRTEEN FOR HALLOWEEN! 13 Creepy (Paying!) Horror Markets for Writers! – By Chris Saunders

Why not get into the, ahem, spirit of things, surrender to the dark side, and try your hand at writing (and selling!) a horror story?

How To Sell More Books On Twitter! By C.M. Saunders

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: 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.

You Never Know Who’s Reading… – C.M. Saunders

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…

Breaking Into the World of Music Journalism By C.M. Saunders

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…

6 Ways I Increased My Writing Income! – by Isabel Järnström

Limiting myself to one topic, pitching one idea at a time, and ignoring what happened outside my niche was bad for my writing career…

I Thought Outside the Box – And Got FAR More Publicity! – by J.K.A Short

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 […]