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Join us this Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013, at 1:00 CDT on Facebook for this week’s Facebook Friday Freelance Writer’s Chat. This week’s chat topic is Do You Really Have a Story or Just an Incident. Get all the details about the chat by clicking here. You
Most time, a writer cannot afford to write full time. Therefore, you have to get motivated to write, despite distractions by juggling work, family, and different writing projects. And many times, your writing comes last. This can cause frustration and resentful feelings. One way to avoid distractions is to make
You may not be a professional writer. Yet no matter what type of profession you are in, chances are you will need to write something on a professional level at one time or another. My new e-book includes tips that will help you improve your writing (and actually get your
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! When writers get stumped for article or story ideas, the solution may be as close as the morning newspaper on the sidewalk or a newsfeed on the computer screen. Exciting and interesting (and sometimes tragic) things are happening all over the world 24/7, and
You’ve decided to write a magazine article, but your mind draws a blank as to what to write about. You’re staring at a blank page on your computer, racking your brain for ideas and your fingers are halted on the keyboard. Now what? Believe it or not, ideas are all
You just started your own business and you’re creating a business marketing plan. You may already have created a great product. At least you think it’s a great product, maybe you self-published a book. But, is there a customer base for it? Or, is your product name effective? Do you
Whether you’re learning the ropes of self-publishing or pursuing traditional publishing, you’ll want to get a head’s start on marketing your memoir. Why? Traditional publishers are looking to their authors to do their fair share of the marketing. Many publishers are taking on authors who are already engaging their readers.
Does Fiction cause copy cat murders? Locked Room Murders? Which Came First the Chicken or The Egg? “…The truth is usually much more complex than the headlines suggest.” Says Martin Edwards in his book urge to Kill, How Police take Homicide from Case to Court. Patricia Cornwell, Post Mortem (1991)
Like the moon, we all go through phases in our lives. We have ups and downs, we go forward and backward – and sometimes we seem to circle back around. We may hide behind the clouds or peek from beneath the clouds. But in the midst of what can feel
Today I planted flower seeds in my garden. Last fall, I pulled up my dead flowers and threw them in the trash. But I took time to collect seeds from some of the flowers before I got rid of them. I collected seeds from yellow marigolds, orange marigolds, and milkweed.