Letters and Comments

Three Assignments From Writersweekly.Com!

Hey Angela, Just thought you'd like to know that I got three writing assignments from your newsletter this week. Your website is great. I'm recomending it to everyone. Dave …

Letters To The Editor For May 5th

This Week:

  • Picked Up Another Lead From Writersweekly
  • Some Parents Should NOT Homeschool Their Children
  • Aaaahhh

Letters To The Editor For April 28th

~The 24-Hour Short Story Contest is FUN!~ Hello! This was the first time I've ever done this, and I can't tell you how much fun it was! I thought about my story all day, stayed up way too late writing it and then got up early to edit and send. Thanks so much for doing this - I already feel like I've won! Craig Smith …

Letters To The Editor For April 21st

This Week:

  • Got a Great Job From Listing in Writersweekly!
  • Client From Hell? Five Warnings Signs
  • Homeschooling Comments!

Letters To The Editor For April 14th

This Week:

  • Attorney Comments on the John Giles' Lawsuit
  • Teens/Tweens Class!
  • Question About Online Classes
  • How to Be a Syndicated Newspaper Columnist

Letters To The Editor for March 17th

This Week:

  • Southwest Writers.com Offers Critique Service
  • Stunned By Lazy Editors
  • Reporting On A Good Market!
  • Kudos

Letters To The Editor for March 10th

This Week:

  • Query Letters That Worked!
  • How Lazy Editors Lose Readers
  • Ethics of Honesty
  • Our Priority? Writers!
  • Janet Kay & Associates' Search Warrant Woes~
  • Kudos


Hi, Richard, I'm very pleased with both the ebook and my subscription to The Write Markets Report. In fact, I've been really happy with all Booklocker.com purchases. You and Angela do an outstanding job, and I have to admit that even though she has absolutely no idea who I am, I still consider her to be my own personal mentor. WritersWeekly is an invaluable resource and I have learned a tremendous amount! Also, what I've read of her personal life and the obstacles she overcame in the past is truly an inspiration. Thanks again for the follow-up on my recent order, and my prayers go out to your family for continued success and happiness! Sincerely, Lori McKenzie …

Nasty Skunks

Thank you for WritersWeekly.com! You do an awesome job, and I really appreciate each issue. You've written about some skunks who have been nasty to you, but I'll bet they are far outnumbered by people like me who think your ezine is wonderful. Best wishes, Barbara Frank http://www.cardamompublishers.com …

Query Letters That Worked!

Dear Angie, Many, many thanks for publishing Query Letters That Worked! I couldn't wait to receive my copy. Already, I have picked up on priceless nuggets of advice. Your section, "Angela Hoy's secret for finding ongoing freelance work from companies that have a stable of freelancers, yet never run ads for them!" was worth the price of the whole book...and then some! Regards, Joan M. Jackson, Principal JMJ Information Services - "Business Research Targeting Emerging Ethnic Markets" http://www.jmjinfo.com …

Letters for February 11th

~Jonette Writes...~ Dear Richard, You and Angela have my undying respect and admiration for the way you run both Booklocker.com and WritersWeekly.com. Whenever I have had a question, it has been quickly and satisfactorily answered, and the ebooks always live up to their claims. Thank you, Angela and Richard, many times over. Best wishes, Jonette Stabbert in Amsterdam ~Karyse Writes...~ Sometimes we forget to praise those we respect while we don't hesitate to criticize those we don't. YOU, are praiseworthy. I've been a subscriber to WritersWeekly for a long time; so long that I can't remember how long. I have come to trust you completely and have recommended both Booklocker.com and WritersWeekly.com to many people. Besides the fact that your site doesn't request that I accept a gazillion cookies, it is fast loading, easy to maneuver, and full of great information. Your newsletter is anticipated and read as soon as it arrives in my inbox. So, thanks, Angela. Karyse …

Letters for February 4th

No letters this week. Sent your letters to angela (at) writersweekly.com. …

Letters for January 28th

~Frozen Nose Hairs~ For many years, "nose-hair-sticking-together-cold" has been a term I use for the kind of weather you are describing. You step outside the house, encased in your state-of-the-art thermal protection, take a breath and ZINGO... ~Oh My!~~ I hope I don't offend you by saying this, but . . . oh my Gosh! Last week's article looks like it was written by me…

Letters For January 14th

Numerous readers comment on why it's a bad idea to do business with "jerks." …

Your Piece In Start Writing Now

Hi Richard, I am in a period of enlightenment right now, as far as my writing career is concerned. It's a place I have never been before, but I am enjoying, thoroughly, reading everything I can get my hands on that I think might teach me something new about this mysterious craft of writing. Your sites, both Writersweekly.com and Booklocker.com have helped me immensely. So, in closing, I wanted to say, "Thank you," to you, Angela, and your staff for all of the hard work that you put into making the sites the bountiful baskets of resources that they are! Keep up the great work and here's to a fantastic 2004 for all of us! Cheers, Jessica Martinez-Stanfield Dear Angela, I enjoyed your piece in Start Writing Now (November 2003 - http://www.writersdigest.com/store/magdisplay.asp?id=WY1103). The first two paragraphs were real grabbers. Party on..... Parrott Sutton, Kinston, NC …


Hi, I'd like to say that I used to have a subscription to "Writers Digest," but I find WritersWeekly.com to be more informative and the information more relative. Thank you for all the effort you put into WritersWeekly.com. Keep up the great work! J. Phillips …

Letters for December 10th

One Present Peeker Who Got Caught I was a peeker, too, and a good one, or so I thought. Mom always hid gifts under the bed, and she was a late wrapper, so I could open the end of the bag and put it back exactly as it had been, content to know that "Santa" was bringing most of what was on my list. I'd go so far as to erase my tracks across the green wall-to-wall carpeting... Just Doin…

Pricing Your Book Too Low and Tricking Peekers

Pricing Your Book/Service Too Low Your article on pricing made me think about a project I have just finished. Although it's not a piece of writing, per se, many of my friends and colleagues call it a book... Tricking Children Who Peek at Presents! I had the same problem with my girls when they were small. I OUTsmarted them and booby-trapped their gifts... …


Due to the short holiday week, this issue is abbreviated. Letters to the Editor will return to this spot next week. You can read last week's letters HERE. …

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings saves writer from unsavory agent!

Kudos for WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings Many thanks, Angela. Personal aside...I've been a subscriber to WritersWeekly for less than a day and it already kept me from stepping into something potentially nasty with an agent... Angela's Email Publishing Book I read Profitable Email Publishing and loved it. I write today to say thank you. I believe that I would not have continued on my quest for freelance success without your site and your encouragement. I'm still on that quest.... Just an Email Away! Dear Angela and Richard-- I have written to you both a number of times and just want to tell you how much I really appreciate all the insight that you offer to writers in WritersWeekly. It is especially comforting to know that if I ever have a question, you both are so easily approachable... …

Angela’s Family Stories

Writing is a passion (along with photography). What you so often share in this newsletter is that to actually write comes with purpose and joy. Even in the simple things of sharing our stories with our family. I love the ideas that you presented for gifts. It is something our family of origin has passed on in writing journals and our histories. …