In my house, the tell-tale sign of a new year approaching is directly correlated to the increasing number of Post-it's and gum wrappers lying around covered with "dates to remember." Yes, it's time to buy a new calendar. For many, it's also the prime season to get organized and take charge of LIFE for the coming year. I'm… Continue reading Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.
Ghostwriting is a niche often overlooked by those who dream of seeing their own name in that all-important byline. However, there are many professional and financial reasons to consider this field. Not only can you greatly increase your income, you can also explore topics outside of your usual bag of tricks -- all while being free of promotional concerns after… Continue reading Thinking About Ghostwriting? Author Interview: Kelly James-Enger
12:31 pm: Dear Diary, Oh! Mail’s here. I’ll just have a quick look -- a few manuscripts circulating. 12:32 pm: Oh joy! Oh bliss! My poem to the magazine I have desperately been trying to break into...was not immediately rejected! I received a postcard with my name and address handwritten on the front and a… Continue reading A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”
Before you flee in X-rated uncertainty (or, maybe that's why some of you cheekier-ones are here?), let me clarify that the submission I speak of is rated "G" for writer-ly audiences. Yes, I'm talking to you, writers, whether you are aspiring, professional, or just have that one story that's been burning a hole in your… Continue reading Let This Be the Red-Hot Poker That Prods You to Submit
Is writing like breathing to you? Did you feel you were destined to become a writer ever since you could pick up a crayon? And, most importantly, do you own a beret? There are many writers who tirelessly follow their inner-muse, writing poetry, short stories and novels -- using their own blood and tears as ink. A magnetic force… Continue reading Torn Between a Turtleneck and a Paycheck — Writing for Love, or Money?