If you are looking to break into freelance writing – whether on a full-time or part-time basis, there are some important characteristics that the top freelancers all share. If you can take into account and adopt some of these characteristics into your own writing, then you will stand a much better chance at becoming successful and earning money from your writing.
Check out the trailer for Who Killed September Falls by editor/author Annette Young.
Great book covers compel readers to grab and buy the book. This feat is a veritable art form in itself. Often, either authors take this matter for granted and spend little effort to ensure it looks artfully compelling, or worse, they take matters into their own hands and do the artwork themselves. This would be okay if they really know what they are doing. Often, the DIY approach proves devastating to first-time authors without enough book cover art experience.
One of the most lucrative ways to make a living writing short fiction is to write a series of them. Many readers don’t like buying one story on its own, but by bundling a few together, especially if they all build on each other creating a series, is a good way to get people to buy your work. But where do you start? That’s easy because this article will go over some tips on how to write a series of short stories so that you can start your fiction empire.
By Douglas Glenn Clark Many readers and authors would laugh if I announced, “My book has broken into the Top 80,000 best-selling books at Amazon.com.”…
There are almost countless sources of information available via the internet. Sure, one must exercise care when using these materials, but the same may be said for every research source. Some are more reliable than others; some require additional fact checking. I present ten categories.
The other day, I got an interesting e-mail from a fellow online article author. He was not engaged in the selling trinkets or online article marketing, rather he was producing ideas and concepts, along with a little creative writing, and getting this information out to the world. What a noble cause indeed, a kindred spirit I might add.
By Sheila C Skillman
So important is the end, that it can spoil an otherwise excellent novel. As a regular Amazon reviewer, I have read novels thinking, This is superb. I’m going to give this novel 5 stars. And then I’ve reached the end, and my potential review slips a star.
What a Con!
“‘Ere Darling, take a look at the quality of this” He thrust a torn brochure into her hands. “We can transform your ‘ouse” He sniffed, wiping his nose on his sleeve. “You can trust our ‘igh quality workmanship”
It didn’t really matter what the doctor had said to her. She was slowly going mad and that was that. There wasn’t even a reason as to why she was hallucinating.
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Want an up-to-date list of our new writing contests? Well here it is.
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1st Prize: £200.00
2nd Prize: £150.00
3rd Prize: £100.00
4th Prize: £50.00
Closing date: 10th August 2012
Entry Fee: £4.00
Imagine that you have witnessed a crime and your life may be in danger. This competition is all about your story-telling abilities writing the story in the first person as the crime and any potential risks unravel for the reader.
You have a maximum of 2000 words excluding the title. Entries must be original and previously unpublished. All submissions must be written in English.We prefer submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org please mark the title of the competition in the subject line.
1st Prize: £150.00
2nd Prize: £100.00
3rd Prize: £75.00
Closing date: 10th July 2012
Entry Fee: £3.00 or FREE to Premier1 Members
Using the photo for inspiration, write a story around the couple and create a family secret. You have only 1200 words excluding the title in which to wow us with your creativity so don’t waste a word.
1st Prize: £75.00
2nd Prize: £50.00
3rd Prize: 3 Months Premier1 Membership
Closing date: June 30th 2012
We asked for an in-depth character profile using the photo for inspiration. We received a great many amazing profiles and it was a very difficult decision but the winners are…
1st Prize: £100 – Stephanie Judd
2nd Prize:£75 – Audrey Coles
3rd Prize: £50 – Brian Stevens
4th Prize: 3 months Creative Competitor Premier1 Membership – James Harwood
The Winning Profile – by Stephanie Judd
If William Shakespeare were alive today he might say, “If apps be the food of creative inspiration…download them”!
I might be mucking up words from one of the best know writers on the planet, but I’m just having a little fun with words. As a writer, it’s our obligation to have fun with words—when we write, scribble down inspired plot lines, and even record a few words of inspiration for that next best-selling novel.
You’ve read it before, probably on multiple occasions: Perfect grammar is less important when writing online content than it is for other types of writing.
Grammar does matter.
3rd Prize: £100.00
4th Prize: £75.00
Closing date: May 25th 2012
There are times when you start writing and you just love the topic. Because of your enjoyment of it, you may find yourself getting more in depth than you planned and
possibly even moving off topic.
Meditation can calm your mind and ideas can just flood in. Your “muse” can fill you with just the inspiration you need. Just follow these easy steps.
Not everybody aspires to write the great American novel. In fact, many writers are content to thoughtful and engaging short stories, whether for broad consumption or simply as a means of channeling creative energy into the written word. Writing short stories may not make you a millionaire, but you have the opportunity to gain a loyal readership and perhaps find greater glory in another medium. When you consider that a short story about cowboys by Annie Proulx, published originally in The New Yorker, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, you’ll find the possibilities of interpreting your story are many. So, too, are opportunities for getting them read.