Hana Kim, guest blogger at the Writer's Resource Center, provides great advice for anyone interested in getting paid for blogging. Her advice can apply to writing in general since she touches getting used to rejection and calculating appropriate rates; however, her own experience in getting paid to blog is particularly noteworthy. Her take-home messsage: "Blog… Continue reading Learn How You Can Get Paid for Blogging
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Do you have what it takes to be a successful freelance writer?
Before you answer that question, read the post of guest blogger James Chartrand on the Writer's Resource Center--"Want to be a Freelance Writer? Get Ready for Business!" James (of Men With Pens fame) describes several skills that a successful freelance writer needs--besides good writing skills: customer service; bookkeeping; marketing; and organizational skills. The crux of… Continue reading Do you have what it takes to be a successful freelance writer?
Writing White Papers
The high caliber of guest blogging at the Writer's Resource Center continues with Yuwanda Black's post on "White Papers: The Niche Where 20 Pages Can Net You $20,000--Really!" Yumanda's post defines white papers and gives some great insights on why writing white papers can be lucrative. It comes down to: the business field (which is… Continue reading Writing White Papers
The Authentic Voice: Using slang and accent in your writing
Happy Monday morning and welcome to another blurb on the guest bloggers for the Writer's Resource. Today's guest blogger--Todd Eastman--provides some great advice for using slang and accent in fiction. Here's a taste: "Many writers find dialogue to be one of the most difficult aspects of writing fiction. Trying to include regional accents and speech… Continue reading The Authentic Voice: Using slang and accent in your writing
Can you spell Juneau?
Another entertaining and informative post from a guest blogger at the Writer's Resource Center: "A small sheik escaped" and other editing execises to energize your writing by L.A. Ramsey. L.A. shares writing bloopers (AKA typographical errors) as well as the hilarious story of how she lost a sixth-grade spelling contest. Her post is another fine… Continue reading Can you spell Juneau?
Balancing the Personal with the Professional in Writing
Today's guest blogger at the Writer's Resource Center, Tom Johnson, offers a provocative post on balancing personal with professional content in nonfiction writing. On one extreme, there is "oversharing," such as that exemplified by bloggers such as Emily Gould. On the other extreme, there are those dry texts that appear to have been dictated by… Continue reading Balancing the Personal with the Professional in Writing
Secrets to Successful Essay Writing
Check out guest blogger Jeanne Dininni's post on essay writing over at the Writer's Resource Center. Her advice should be followed by writers and teachers of writing. Her first two secrets are: "Devise a Plan of Attack," and "Dig Up Some Background." Click here to read more.
Finish that novel!
Or short story or whatever creative project you seem to always be working on but never completing. Take David Jace's advice and be the god you know you are. In his guest entry at the Writer's Resource Center, Jace admonishes us that "Writers Must Be Gods." As gods, we can decide whether our characters live… Continue reading Finish that novel!
Guest bloggers at the Writer’s Resource Center
John Hewitt of the Writer's Resource Center is on hiatus for a few weeks and has engaged a great group of bloggers to fill in for him. One of that great group is . . . yours truly 🙂 I am thrilled to be listed among some phenomenal bloggers. For a full list, click here.… Continue reading Guest bloggers at the Writer’s Resource Center
For your listening pleasure
Here are some of my favorite podcasts--they are all free and available through iTunes. The Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison has a wonderful reading voice, and so far I've enjoyed listening to his renditions of Conrad's The Heart of Darkness and H.P. Lovecraft's The Lurking Fear. Subscribe through iTunes to get timely (and free) installments, but… Continue reading For your listening pleasure