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What a literary agent can do for you

Author: theproofangel What a literary agent can do for youIf you can plough on through the opening paragraphs of this post, it is worth it. The unpromising hype at the beginning masks some interesting material. Find out more about what a literary agent can do for you here. Visit my websites
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7 steps to the perfect story

Author: tozipaz 7 steps to the perfect storyIn honor of NaNoWriMo coming (November) I thought I’d prepare those of you who are participating. For those that don’t know about National Novel Writing Month go to Nanowrimo.com (or it may be .org I forget) November’s posts will be themed to helping
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How to Survive NaNoWriMo (in 5 “Easy” Steps!) – Hah!

Author: decembersolstice How to Survive NaNoWriMo (in 5 “Easy” Steps!) – Hah! If you’ve ever written a book before, you’d know that it’s such an accomplishment. Whenever I feel inadequate for a task, I remind myself that I wrote a freakin’ book! And, that’s not an average task to overcome
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What is Ghostwriting?

Author: jmenefee You may have heard of ghostwriting without knowing what it means. #ghostwriting #amwriting #freelance What better place to start a discussion on ghostwriting than to define what it is, and what it means? The short answer is this: A ghostwriter is a person who is hired to author
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Writing Your Memoir | A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: maryleemac Writing Your Memoir | A Step-by-Step Guide Writing a memoir will force you to dig deep in the archives of your soul. When you recall the past and try to figure out just what it is that’s compelling you write a memoir, you’ll find yourself looking through old photos,...
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Writing Your Memoir | A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: maryleemac Writing Your Memoir | A Step-by-Step Guide Writing a memoir will force you to dig deep in the archives of your soul. When you recall the past and try to figure out just what it is that’s compelling you write a memoir, you’ll find yourself looking through old photos,...
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October/November 2016 Writing Contests

Author: rpoli3 October/November 2016 Writing Contests October 2016 Type: Fiction (use characters picture as a prompt) Hosted by: FanStory Deadline: October 5, 2016 Entry Fee: $10 Type: Nonfiction (Inspiration for Teachers) Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul Deadline: October 30, 2016 Entry Fee: None Type: Short Story (New Writers only)
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November/December 2016 Writing Contests

Author: rpoli3 November/December 2016 Writing Contests November 2016 Type: Fiction (Short Short Story) Hosted by: Writer’s Digest Deadline: November 15, 2016 (early-bird) Entry Fee: $20 Type: Fiction (Fall) Hosted by: The Masters Review Deadline: November 15, 2016 Entry Fee: $20 Type: Fiction/Nonfiction (Fall) Hosted by: Narrative Magazine Deadline: November 30, 2016
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Join my Twitter Feed to Receive Real-Time Freelance Writing Job Alerts

Author: writingcareer During the week I am busily researching and posting new freelance writing jobs at my website Online Writing Jobs and new calls for submissions here at my Tumblr blog, Writing Career. The best way to receive real-time job alerts is to join my WritingJobsGigs Twitter Feed. You can...
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Get More Writing Jobs Through Relationship Building

Author: angelatague I stopped writing for a few months. Long story short, I tried what appeared to be a dream job (it wasn’t) and life’s path brought me full circle back to my keyboard. I was eager to write again. But, what? I had wrapped up most of my client
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Get More Writing Jobs Through Relationship Building

Author: angelatague I stopped writing for a few months. Long story short, I tried what appeared to be a dream job (it wasn’t) and life’s path brought me full circle back to my keyboard. I was eager to write again. But, what? I had wrapped up most of my client
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Awesome Advice from Mesa Writer in Residence @ShonnaSlayton #amwriting

Author: robertagibsonwrites Awesome Advice from Mesa Writer in Residence @ShonnaSlayton #amwriting Arizona writers are incredibly lucky this year because our libraries are offering Writer in Residence programs with local published authors. Author Shonna Slayton is the current Writer in Residence at the Mesa Public Library and she gave me some excellent...
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ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER

Author: newleafliterary ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER! If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. And the two most important items during your initial agent inquiry are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This brand-new Writer’s...
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TODAY IS THE DAY!If

Author: newleafliterary TODAY IS THE DAY! If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. And the two most important items during your initial agent inquiry are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This brand-new Writer’s Digest...
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10 Proofreading Tools For Writers: Guest Post by Mary Walton

Author: nicholasrossis 10 Proofreading Tools For Writers: Guest Post by Mary Walton If you’re anything like me, you have already installed Grammarly on your computer and use it to make sure those pesky commas and prepositions are all correct. However, editor Mary Walton recently alerted me to not one, but ten alternative...
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One simple trick to overcome chaos in your writing life

Author: wendystrain One simple trick to overcome chaos in your writing life. #LetterstoCasper #ghostwriting @OurWriteSide Does the chaos of everyday life interfere with your writing schedule? It may seem like you can’t succeed if you can’t organize your writing life like a typical 9-5. For many writers I’ve known, balancing...
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Find Freelance Writing Jobs for Today …

Author: writingcareer If your daily task is searching for reliable freelance writing jobs, I invite you to subscribe to my free Freelance Writing Jobs eNewsletter. In each issue I include plenty of researched and handpicked freelance writing jobs that pay. I also include new “call for submissions” from WritingCareer.com. You...
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I’ve been a busy little bee!

Author: atthequillsmercy I’ve been a busy little bee! In addition to posting all sorts of new things over on eBay, I have also been trying to catch up with my book reviews! ‘Into the Darkness’ by A. M. Rycroft ‘Just A Sketch’ by A. J. Marcus ‘Rule of Three’ by Lore...
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Teen Summer Reading Book Reviews

Author: douglaslibraryteens Batman: Hush Returns by A.J. Lieberman “Lots of fighting and blood, which is awesome! Perfect for a Batman comic!” – Skylar4 out of 5 stars.
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Never Never Never Give Up

Author: annamkarras Never Never Never Give Up Today is an anniversary for me. One year ago today I spoke on the phone with Alex Slater at Trident Media Group and accepted his offer to represent me as a literary agent.  It had been a phone call that was years in the
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A Series of Unfortunate Rejection Slips

Author: bobbingforbooks “Somebody obviously told you at some point in your development that you have talent. That person, unfortunately, was wrong.”“There is great writing. There is good writing. And then there is your writing.”“Subject-verb-predicate. Subject-verb-predicate. Subject-verb-predicate. Need I say more?”“It has always been one of my great
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Ghostwriting 101, why I write and a brief blog hiatus

Author: rozmorris Ghostwriting 101, why I write and a brief blog hiatus I’m sneaking away from the internet for a brief period so there won’t be any posts for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, as if by magic timing, a couple of guest posts are setting sail. First there’s a swift...
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August/September 2016 Writing Contests

Author: rpoli3 August/September 2016 Writing Contests August 2016 Type: Nonfiction (Dreams and Synchronicities) Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul Deadline: August 31, 2016 Entry Fee: None Type: Nonfiction (The Spirit of Canada) Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul Deadline: August 31, 2016 Entry Fee: None Type: Very Short Fiction
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On Second Thought magazine is Seeking Submissions for ‘Sense of Place’ Issue – Pays $250/article

Author: writingcareer On Second Thought magazine, a thrice-yearly publication of The North Dakota Humanities Council, is accepting prose for a forthcoming themed issue called “Sense of Place.” The editors plan to showcase exceptional storytelling from or about North Dakota. Writers are encouraged to view images from Digital Horizons (digitalhorizonsonline.org), a...
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Write Online Book Reviews for The Lifted Brow magazine – Pays $75/review

Author: writingcareer The Lifted Brow (est. 2007), a small Australia-based literary arts publication published quarterly, is curating more submissions for its website’s TLB Review of Books category. The editor needs more in-depth, well-written book reviews and encourages writers to push the boundaries of a typical review and be more experimental...