As writers, we need to get feedback to improve our craft. Unfortunately, the feedback part of the equation is scary. Whether it's submitting to contests, querying agents, or simply sharing our work … [Continue reading...]
Divergent thinking questions are designed to encourage people to consider things in a new way. This allows you to come up with new ideas and, hopefully, more creative ideas. The point is to not limit … [Continue reading...]
I don’t (intentionally) use it in my writing, mostly because I don’t ever find it when I’m reading. I get too involved in the story and don’t even notice it, to the horror of every literature … [Continue reading...]
For Magazine Articles
With magazine articles, when you will get paid varies. You can get paid upon acceptance of the article, but the majority of magazines pay upon publication, which can be … [Continue reading...]
I love books. I gobble them up, stick them on my bookshelf and read them again a few years later. Or a few months later, you know, sometimes.
I think that with books, most people, myself included, … [Continue reading...]
Once you have an article idea, and you know what type of article would be best for it, you need to write a query letter. Most magazines still prefer that you send them queries instead of the full … [Continue reading...]
It all starts with an idea...
Ideas are all around you. How do you find them?
Think about everything you did today or this week:
Did you go to a new restaurant for lunch? Did … [Continue reading...]
What is Freelance Writing?
Freelance writing is a form of self-employed writing that involves working on a freelance or contract basis for blogs, magazines, newspapers or websites. You work … [Continue reading...]
I admit it, I just finished watching the first Home Alone where Kevin is defending his own house. Needless to say, it made me think of this: what else could you do with buckets?
Set an alarm for 3 … [Continue reading...]
Lately, I've been thinking about pen names. It's something I've toyed with using, a little bit, and there are a lot of reasons for it. Unfortunately, I also like my name and some day, when I get … [Continue reading...]