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At some point in every freelancer’s career there comes a time when you’re going to write a freelance pitch for a client’s project.
In this post I will show you how to earn passive income by writing tutorials about Web Design and Web Development, the hottest topics right now on the web!
This eqplains most readers question as to why female writers get such cheesy, mushy-gushy covers for their books. For some people it goes unrealized. Especially when the authors books are romantic fiction. A person will see it and think that it's all about true-love and following your heart. But it's not, "don't judge a book by it's cover".
I think that this article has a good read into the exploits of publishing companies. They try to get you to think one thing about a book when really it could be about something totally unexpected. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it is. But what it makes me think is that publishers are trying to get male writers and lose the females. That idea makes me think that they are a little like masochists of the modern age.
Writers, take note: today is the last day to enter Flavorwire's first-ever short fiction contest. In honor of May's National Short Story Month, we're offering a prize of $500 for one outstanding sh...
Decoding is the ability to apply your knowledge of letter-sound relationships, including knowledge of letter patterns, to correctly pronounce written words. Understanding these relationships gives children the ability to recognize familiar words quickly and to figure out words they haven't seen before. Although children may sometimes figure out some of these relationships on their own, most children benefit from explicit instruction in this area. Phonics is one approach to reading instruction that teaches students the principles of letter-sound relationships, how to sound out words, and exceptions to the principles.
Start having fun with the characters that have been living in your head. Come to understand their psychological profiles, their interactions with other people, their goals, resistance, needs, and fears. Then use the astrological time-line to illuminate their personal journeys and the challenges and opportunities each will face along the way.
We know that people make up false memories if prompted. But since our brain never stops being a jerk, we can also convert real memories into things we believe we imagined.
Modern hymn writers revive a lost musical art Religion News Service The Gettys, originally from Belfast, Ireland, hope to revive the art of hymn writing at a time when the most popular new church songs are written for rock bands rather than choirs.
For those of you who write for children but also like writing competitions here’s a few where children’s and YA fiction is welcome. Winchester Writers Conference Competitions The Times/Chicken Hous...
The term "style" is thrown around a lot by writers, but it's a misnomer for copywriters because "style" doesn't work in the extremely short attention econom
When I sold my first book to Pocket in 2011, it sold in a three-book series. Shortly after that, they requested three e-novellas. I'd never written a novella before, but I jumped at the chance. Here's what I learned about telling an exciting story in 40,000 words or less using my first novella, The Mysterious Madam Morpho, as the example.
In this article three freelancers share their "failure to success stories" and how they managed to change their perception of things for the better.
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It’s Editorial Calender check-in and check up time. May is the shift from spring to summer. From blossoming flowers to green leafed trees casting shade, the weather is changing, bringing warmer day...
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"A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art."As a lover of old letters, I have a special soft spot for the lost art of letter-writing — an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed-with-one-thumb-on-a-tiny-keyboard communication. So I was utterly delighted to discover a rare and remarkable little book titled How To Write Letters (UK; public library; public domain) — a “manual of correspondence, showing the correct structure, composition, punctuation, formalities, and uses of the various kinds of Letters, Notes and Cards,” written in 1876 by J. Willis Westlake, an English Literature professor at the State Normal School in Millersville, Pennsylvania.
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For our latest Writers & Artists competition, we’re looking for you to take inspiration from the likes of Captain Hook, Voldemort, Sauron…even the man who shot Bambi’s mum!
Yes, that’s right… we want you to write about VILLAINS.
To be in with a chance of winning, we’d like you to submit a piece (of no more than 500 words) that captures the very moment that your main character’s arch nemesis makes their grand entrance.
Your entry can be a standalone piece written solely for this competition, or it can be an excerpt of a manuscript you’re already working on; it matters not. All we want to read is that moment your villain bursts into colour.
Give us description, some action, maybe some dialogue. In short: give us goosebumps.
Your piece should be aimed at either children, YA or be a crossover of genres, and we’ve asked YA author Laura Powell (Burn Mark and Witch Fire) to judge the entries.
Creative real estate agent jargon gives vendors and buyers a laugh Adelaide Now Nick Van Vliet, of Nick Van Vliet Southern Vales, puts most of his creativity into headline writing, saying these are vital in the digital age.
I’ve been asked to do my first guest blog post over at Everest by Fog. It’s a great blog filled with inspiration and writing advice and the general thoughts of its creator, Wm Luke Everest. I read ...