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Image by elvis santana This week's writing prompt challenge, due Sunday, June 27th, 2010 A priest is attacked for being a pedophile. He is innocent of the crime but guilty of something far worse. Don't forget to enter. Remember...when you're finished writing your story based on this writing prompt, post... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Being a Writer
Check out these freelance writing jobs that I found. Copywriting Freelance Copywriter for top fragrance company - New York SEO Copywriter needed to write 2500 word articles for dating website - Telecommuting is okay Writers needed for social networking - telecommuting is okay Copywriter needed for direct mail piece -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by FOTOCROMO Are you someone who feels that becoming a great writer takes years of training and experience? Do you think that there is no shortcut to greatness--or even to written competency? Well, think again. Copywriter and journalist Simon Townley believes that there is, indeed, a shortcut to developing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by Raven3k I have always wanted to be a female playwright--well, I’ve got the female part covered, at least. I have had fantasies that I was the toast of Broadway, creating compelling plays that challenged society’s views on a wide variety of topics. In my daydreams, I am Lillian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Being a Writer
You’ve (probably) done it. I have done it. Sooner or later, every fiction writer does it--kills off their protagonist, that is. But experts consider this to be a big fiction writing sin. The reason that these nameless, faceless experts condemn protagonist-cide (my term) is that such a plot twist is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Being a Writer
Check out this week's job openings. Online Content Writers Women's online magazine seeks content writers Alternative fitness/health expert needed to write content for website Finance writer for Quant Network Contributing writer needed for The Alliance for Youth Movement Freelance writer for online beauty and appearance company Copywriting Copywriter needed to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by Fran Gambín This week's writing prompt challenge, due Sunday June 20th, 2010 is: During his third night out of town, a traveling businessman discovers a voodoo doll in his hotel room. Don't forget to enter. Remember...when you're finished writing your story based on this writing prompt, post it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Being a Writer
Hey, I just stumbled upon a great way to get more article views on StumbleUpon--only, this should have occurred to me before. I am so used to submitting my articles to StumbleUpon, only to get one viewer--myself. But I recently submitted two recent, but related, articles to StumbleUpon and guess... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by Svilen Milev If you have any self respect as a writer, don’t write for Seed.com. I doubt that I will ever do so again. Owned by AOL, Seed.com is a fairly new content mill (much like Break Studios or Demand Studios) that I recently discovered. Because it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at Being a Writer
I just came across in interesting YouTube video that shows you how to use search engines to find freelance writing jobs. It has some great information. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Photo Credit: FOTOCROMO If you want to make a living as a freelance writer you must learn the art of conducting interviews with experts, witnesses, and others who can shed light on your chosen subject. But learning such an art can be terrifying for some writers, even such freelance writing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Being a Writer
I must admit that I use my writing as an outlet for my craziness.
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I agree that this story had way to much telling and no showing. Too many passive verbs also bogged this chapter down.
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Image by abel leemans ASSIGNMENT TYPE: ONE TO ONE You have been individually selected for this assignment by the editor. I love the sound of that. I came across the above notice as I was scanning through the open assignments on AOL’s Seed.com. This is the strange thing--I have never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Being a Writer
Oh my gosh, you've just described my behavior to a "T," but I didn't know that my negativity had to do with my writer's right brained prominence. I will have to try that "grimace" and see if it works. Thank you for sharing it.
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By Celeste Stewart Part 3 (Celeste Stewart is one of the top selling freelance writers at Constant-Content. Here she shares some of the secrets of her astounding success in writing for them. Follow these techniques and watch your sales increase at Constant-Content.) The "Sell it Over and Over" Strategy That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Being a Writer
Here are today's freelance writing jobs that you might want to pursue. Most of them look really good! Blogging Shopping Blogger Blogger needed to write about legal issues Blogger needed for leading online healthy food and lifestyle magazine.- Culver City, CA Copywriting Copy writer/Copy Editor - All levels of experience... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Being a Writer
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By Celeste Stewart Part 2 (Celeste Stewart is one of the top selling writers on Constant-Content. She has generously agreed to share four of the strategies that she has used to get to the top. Follow these strategies and watch your sales increase on Constant-Content!) The "Write it and Customers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Being a Writer
This week's writing prompt challenge, due Sunday June 13, 2010 is: Start your story with this quote: “He’s the cutest little boy. Makes it that much sadder, doesn’t it?” Don't forget to enter. Remember...when you're finished writing your story based on this writing prompt, post it to your blog and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Being a Writer
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By Celeste Stewart (Celeste Stewart is one of the top selling freelance writers for Constant-Content, and she has generously agreed to share four of the strategies that put her at the top. Follow these steps and watch your sales increase at Contant-Content.) Summary: Constant-Content.com is an online marketplace where writers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at Being a Writer
I bet you decided to read this post because you have trouble handling criticism of your writing and you thought that I could help you. Well, sorry to disappoint you. The truth is, I really don’t know how to handle such criticism myself. Like most writers, I am a very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Being a Writer
Here are some great freelance writing jobs that I came across this week: Review Writers Bizpocket is in need of website reviewers. They pay $25 for your 250 to 300 word review articles. Fastscope also needs website reviewers. They pay $10 for for your 200-300 word website reviews. Blogger needed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by abel leemans One of the more recent freelance writing venues is Seed.com. Though Seed is a content mill, it actually shows some promise for the often underpaid and often unheralded freelance writer. AOL (yes, the AOL) launched Seed.com in December of 2009 with the goal of, according to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Being a Writer
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Image by Piotr Lewandowski People who are not writers tend to think that those of us who are writers never make punctuation mistakes. Is that true of you? If it is, congratulations and I envy you. Unfortunately, I have a little bit of trouble with one common punctuation mark--the comma.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Being a Writer
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The entry deadline for the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition has come--and gone--and despite my best intentions, I only managed to submit one manuscript to this contest. For some reason, I could not concentrate on editing the five or six other manuscripts that I wanted to submit this time. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Being a Writer