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Freelance Writing Markets, Poetry Markets – Highl

Writing

Freelance Writing Markets, Poetry Markets – Highly Paid -v- Unpaid

by: Consulting Editors, AskProfessors.com

Amazing as it may sound, there is a real shortage of good writers and poets. Try telling that to the thousands of writers and poets who get daily rejection slips.
As far as they are concerned, writing is virtually impossible to break into no matter how hard they seem to try.
There may be a number of reasons why they don’t succeed:
Their writing is not up to standard – as far as the particular publishers or editors are concerned;
They don’t bother polishing their writing before submission;
They knock on the wrong doors – sending materials on a random basis;
They have failed to do basic research;
The list goes on.
1000s of publishers
There are of course thousands of publishers, espec...

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Subtle Writing Techniques of the Mystery Writer

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Subtle Writing Techniques of the Mystery Writer

by: Gerard F Bianco

Here is the first of five articles taken from my lecture series, “Subtle Writing Techniques Used in Creating a Successful Mystery Novel.” This series is designed to explain the working methods of the mystery/suspense writer, offering insight and understanding into the technical process of writing.
Reading a good mystery novel is a lot like horseback riding. At times you’re cautiously slow walking; sometimes you’re head-bobbling-wobbling trotting; while other times you’re whooshing along on a take-your-breath-away gallop. This variety of pace is a key element that contributes to the thrill and excitement of the ride. Another is fear. (What if I fall off the damn horse?)
In keeping with this same image, mystery writing...

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Keeping Track of Your At-Home Business Expenses

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Keeping Track of Your At-Home Business Expenses

by: Jan Kovarik

If you are new to working at home, then you might not be aware that you can legally deduct many types of valid business expenses, such as paper supplies or the second phone line you install for your business, on your self-employment income tax return (and thereby reduce your taxable self-employment income). This article concerns only general expenses and will not deal with how to determine and deduct expenses that relate to your in-home office space or depreciable office furnishings/equipment. That is a conversation for another day (and by someone better versed in the IRS rules!).
First, let me congratulate you on the fact that you are working at home! Whether it is part-time, full-time, or just a little something you do on th...

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Stop, Look And Listen

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Stop, Look And Listen

by: Lael Johnson

There are three journal actions that you should take when writing a journal entry. You should stop. You should look, and then you should listen. In order to write a journal entry you need to be aware of what’s going on inside and outside of you. After practicing these three actions you will become more aware of everything around you.
STOP: Prepare yourself to write, finish up the work in front of you. Find your journal and pen or pencil. Take a deep breath, shrug your shoulders and relax.
LOOK: Look at your journal page. Take in everything about the page, including margins, whether the page is ruled or unruled and how much space you have from the top to the bottom of the page. Then think about the issue(s)s that you want to discuss...

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SEO Article Writing 101

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SEO Article Writing 101

by: Marsha Maung

SEO writing is very different from content writing, article writing, story writing and news writing. When I first realized my innate talent for writing stuff and putting thoughts into words, I was still reading Mills and Boons, and it was during this time that my romance storybooks were confiscated by my classroom teacher because I was reading in class.
Writing is a very personal thing, I discovered. Some people have the talent for writing creative stuff. Some people have the talent for writing ads. Some write excellent factual stuff. Well, I fall into the factual stuff category. The boring-writing-technical-mumbo-jumbo writing stuff. How I fit into this category, I don’t know.
Well, SEO article writing is very much like that...

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