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Should writers hire an editor or ghost?

I get asked this question all the time and there are two answers: Yes. And maybe.If an author is serious about a book project, hiring a cheap editor at a few bucks per hour will get that author a bucket of frustration and not much forward progress toward putting the book in the hands of […]

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Freelance writing job ad – does it pay enough?

This help wanted ad appeared in a newsletter for writers. Do you think the job offer is balanced and fair for both parties? Read the employment qualifications – all of the emphasis is mine – and see how you react. The writer would be required to do multiple articles per week – the job looks […]

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Four essential thoughts on self-publishing your book

Do you know the difference between various self-publishing options available to authors? The following specific definitions of publishing options is attributed to the Writer Beware section of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. It bears repeating. A commercial publisher purchases the right to publish a manuscript (usually together with other rights, known as subsidiary […]

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Writers: Refuse substandard pay and substandard respect

Go to any forum, social media or networking site, or writer blog and you’ll find the battle of what writers should get paid raging on and on. An interview with a most successful writer/ghost writer/publisher, Claudia Suzanne, turned up dead -on advice: Don’t settle for substandard pay. “Bow to your fears, and you will be […]

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Wired looks at content mills -no place to make money

The never-ending saga of to write or not to write for content mills rages on. Wired took on the issue, and, as always, kind of over-covered the story. But for writers of any experience level, Wired gives a lot of information about content mills, in particular, about Demand Studios. That mill is pretty representative of […]

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Break into romance writing at Harlequin

Writing romance novels for money seems like a dream, doesn’t it? Today’s guest writer, Marin Thomas tells you first-hand how to break in to the lucrative field of women’s fiction and romance writing. Breaking In By Marin Thomas, Harlequin American Romance Author A few years ago, I spoke to a group of aspiring writers. I’ll […]

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Freelance writers can survive the economic downturn

Sell your writing even when business is slow A well written, professional business plan is essential to successfully obtaining funding for an entrepreneurial endeavor. Most people dipping toes in the pool of small businesses for the first time are intimidated by the idea of writing a comprehensive business plan. Therein lies another revenue stream for […]

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Writers create a language from the Mayan past

Writers, archeologists and common people in South America are, at this very instant, ressurecting a language that died in the 16th Century. Those Mayan people of South America are, as they save the old language, writing a new language. A new language, for writing and speaking, will evolve in the 21st Century. I watched a […]

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