Al Quaeda has been a gift to thriller novelists, with countless books being written on the topic since 2001. Before that it was the Cold War. What will the next ‘big theme’ be? China – the Chinese navy, China’s financial tentacles and industrial might – the author argues persuasively that this will be the next big theme for thriller writers.
Month: November 2011
Have you ever experienced a time when you were so involved in something, you lost track of time? Have you ever been in what they call the “zone?” Are there other times you were exceptionally logical and analytical about what you are doing?
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Fashion, Beauty and Pop Culture Editorial Internship
Lovelyish.com is a blog dedicated to covering fashion, beauty, pop culture and other women-oriented
Anyone with access to a word processor and the Internet can become a published author, but most do not become successful authors. We all know the publishing industry has changed drastically since the introduction of eReaders, but how many authors (traditional, self, or aspiring) truly understand the changes and how to navigate this new world?
Christmas is coming. It is a time of celebration, of goodwill and the sharing of gifts… But not for Tammy Becks. Her mum is sick, her brothers need looking after and in her desperation she turns to a coffee shop, a quiet little back-alley place, far from the bustle of the high street
One Week Fiction Challenge. Exciting new competition from the Creative Competitor designed to test your creativity under pressure. Masses of prizes to tempt creative writers everywhere.
Words have the power to raise nations or toss them into dust. They have the power to uplift a person or hurtle them into the darkest pits of despair. They have the power to create success or failure. Use them wisely and your sales letter will transform into a page people will not only want to read but must read.
Ready for your next batch of writing jobs? Read, review and then create a perfect query letter.
Content Manager,Writer and Analyst
The largest skilled worker specific website in the world — SkilledWorkers.com is looking to expand and improve it’s web based content and content delivery.
Ever really wanted to quit a writing job halfway through but thought you couldn’t? Well you can. And sometimes it is the only option you have. So when and why should you give up, and should you ever feel guilty about it?
Writing Jobs. Writing Opportunities. Snap up the latest writing jobs today.
Names are everywhere in a fantasy story and names are, ultimately an important part of the story. Unless you are writing some sort of comedic fantasy it is hard to take a take a sorcerer named Tim seriously. Which is why just such a name for just such a character is used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Many businesses are jumping on the bandwagon to start their own blog. The problem many people have when they start a blog is they do not have any readers or followers. You may have a writing services company write your blog content or you are writing it yourself.
Converting a book or report into Amazon’s lucrative Kindle format can be an exercise in frustration – or it can go smoothly with the right instructions. Follow these steps to get your book or report painlessly ready to sell in the Kindle store.
Starting off the morning on the right foot is the #1 key to productivity. Check out this article here for to-the-point productivity tips for traveling freelance writers.
Good writing takes hard work, and despite all the talk about how good writing takes inspiration, much more of it is perspiration. An author who does not revise his or her work extensively settles for a mediocre project and has not yet seen the possibilities of what the work could be. Here are some tips for rewriting to create a quality product.
The key to saving yourself a whole lot of time is to learn a bit about formatting for Kindle before you start to write. Sure, you can go back and change the formatting but it can take hours, and you want to concentrate on writing the novel or short story, and not on reformatting. These tips apply if you have Word (and perhaps others like Open Office but I don’t know that for sure) and you can save the first of your two versions in doc or docx. More about that other version later.
Here we are again with more writing jobs. If there are any that appeal, then don’t delay as good writing jobs are snapped up quickly. If you would like more writing markets and writing jobs, then sign up for our Premier1 membership which gives you a weekly job listings (not seen on the Creative Competitor) and masses of discounts aimed at the serious writer.
Copy Writer for Personal Ads (New York)
Person with good writing skills to write personal ads
Before you pick an idea from the many ideas demanding your attention, consider whether your premise/story has enough dramatic potential to sustain a 90-minute movie. You can do that – learn how.
In tough times businesses need a new route to market and new ways to increase their market share. Amazon have a powerful marketing machine and in this post we’ll look at using Kindle as a route to market for your business.
How would you like to have countless people clamoring for your books and willing to visit your Web site to buy them? Knowing benefits sell, you now can be ready when you meet anyone anywhere with your book’s “tell and sell.”