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Writing as a Group Activity – First Readers and Personal Contacts

Give Your Writer Resources: Article Nine The term “first readers” is exactly what it implies: the first individuals who read your story when you feel it is absolutely perfect and has arrived at the ready-to-submit stage. I firmly believe no writer can effectively proofread his/her own finished piece. At least, I cannot; I am too…

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who’s the Best Client of Them All?

Established freelance writers are, at times, skilled and fortunate enough to be able to pick and choose from prospective new clients. While this is flattering and ensures a steady supply of possible projects, it also means that you have to decide what’s best for your needs. This is where it can be a triumph or…

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Writing as a Group Activity – Critique Groups

Give Your Writer Resources: Article Eight Writing classes instruct writers on particular topics. These topics can be as broad as “So You Want to Write a Book? What a Novel Idea!” (the actual name of a course I took at Emory University through its continuing education program), or as specific as “How to develop Characters…

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Networking with a Mission — The Business of Writing

My last post “Putting Your Sales Hunter Hat On”  was an introduction to how to sell your services as a freelancer–because no matter how good of a writer you are, you are still going to have to be at least a pretty decent salesperson if you want to keep yourself in work. This post continues…