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Resources Roundup for March 2017

Here’s a recap of some great Web links and writing resources I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. National Women’s Hall of Fame Struggling with writer’s block or a lack of motivation? Browse through the gallery of the National Women’s Hall of […]

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Resources Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Victorian Resources Great background info and links for nonfiction and fiction writers researching the Victorian Period. Image as featured on Victorian Research Web website. Presidential Papers Need […]

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Resources Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Framing a Contract Good framework for framing a contract. Click on the links within the article to get at more detailed information. Image as featured on the […]

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Get Musical How to write a song. Image as featured on Wiki How Legal Issues in Self-Publishing A good FYI on an important subject. Image as featured on […]

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Write Directions July Newsletter

Darn! Here’s what you missed in July’s Write Directions newsletter: — Giving birth — Speak like a TED presenter — Q & A about making book revisions — Why editors accept or reject query letters and much, much more. Subscribe today by entering your email in the blue box in the menu. Read archived editions here. Photo by Pawel Loj is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. How to Write a Cookbook Tips on writing a cookbook, with links to other great related articles. Photo: Source; as found on publishing.about.com. The Ebook Retail Universe […]

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Write Directions June Newsletter

Darn! Here’s what you missed in June’s Write Directions newsletter: — Windows and wind — Self publishing stats — Q & A about how to choose among book ideas — Inspiring quotes and much, much more. Subscribe today by entering your email in the blue box in the menu. Read archived editions here. Photo by dhodho is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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Why editors accept or reject query letters

When you submit a query to an editor, the editor will respond in one of three ways: yes, no, maybe. The editor says “yes” for these four reasons: Your idea your article appeals to her publication’s audience. That publication could be an off- or online magazine, newspaper or newsletter, among others. Your idea is solid. It has depth, scope and significance. Your writing is stellar. It’s engaging and succinct and, as should go without saying, […]

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Turning the mind inside out - funny quotes about writing, writers and life

Funny quotes by and about writers, writing and life

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. —Robert Cromier Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you — Cyril Connolly From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. — Groucho Marx Be careful […]

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Previous jobs of writers, from Beth Mende Conny

Previous jobs of writers

While you may dream of writing for a living, you likely will have to make a living in order to write, at least initially. So it was for me: babysitter, waitress, green house attendant, dental assistant, typist, community organizer, office temp and teaching assistant. Eventually, I got where I wanted to go, only to realize how much work it takes to remain there. Writing is work. Which is why I prefer having written. But that’s […]

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