“My book hit the market and I’m now being bombarded with sales calls and spam…from another publisher!!”
It’s scary how much information about your address, phone number, etc. can be found on the Internet, even when you take great pains to keep that information off your websites and blogs and FB pages. I had a friend who had lost my phone number look me up on the Internet. He not only found my home address and phone number, but also my voter registration affiliation. Hmmm…
– Pamela Allegretto
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice.
Unless the book was really specialized, like “The Annotated History of the Dinkley Family in Eastern Ohio from 1880 to 1930”, I’d be really disappointed if a couple of books bought by relatives had even a small effect on overall sales!
– Logan Harbaugh
It isn’t just books that relatives don’t read. I write short articles (they get published), and they aren’t difficult reads. Except they must be downright ponderous. My late husband never read them; my sons and daughter-in-law, who all tell me they love the way I write, never read them either.
Others compliment me — perhaps I’m not entirely hopeless.
Does this familial ego-busting happen to others?
– KL Snyder
This was “hilariously” sad but true! Loved it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays?
– She Writes (@shewritesyall)
Congratulations on following your freelance writing dream!
Kimberley S. Jordan-Horte
Great advice! I also have a bit of a traffic jam right now.
Kimberley S. Jordan-Horte
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful freelance writers to see how they earn thousands per article! The query letter is the key!
In these pages, you'll find real query letters that landed real assignments for national magazines, websites, and corporations.
- Abbi Perrets' form letter that brings in $30,000-$45,000 annually
- Sample phone query from Christine Greeley
- The Six Golden Rules of Queries and Submissions...and How I Broke Them! by Bob Freiday
- Your Rights As a "Freelancer"
- and ANGELA HOY'S SECRET for finding ongoing freelance work from companies that have a stable of freelancers, yet never run ads for them!
The Art and Craft of Writing and Editing
Writing is a constant dialogue between author and reader.
The craft of writing involves an interchange of emotions between an author and a reader. An author creates a story line, conflict, and characters, gives his characters words to speak, and then hands off these materials to a reader. This process results in a constant dialogue between the mental imagery produced by a reader and that proposed by the author.
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