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Anne Rice Shares Her Advice on Writing

In this short video, American author Anne Rice shares some of her personal insights into writing. Up front, she explains, “You have to sit down and you have to write the book of your dreams. You have to write what you want to be known for. You have to create a universe of your own in print… and there’s only one...

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #6 – Jonathan Gunson’s The Merlin Mystery

Jonathan Gunson’s The Merlin Mystery is a children’s puzzle book published in 1998. It was a runaway success, selling over 350,000 hard-cover copies and generating more than $4 million dollars in retail sales. It was also translated into 7 different languages. Jonathan’s marketing idea for this puzzle book was incredible. It involved a replica he had created of Merlin’s Wand of Alchemy....

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The Best Advice for Writers in 2017

What is the best advice for writers in 2017? In this post, I provide a round-up of some of the best, recent writing advice from industry experts. For convenience, I’ve organized this page into the following areas of writing and publishing: Best Advice for Fiction Authors Best Advice for Indie Authors Best Advice for Freelance Writers Best General Writing Advice Best Advice...

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12 Adventure Travel Writing Markets for Freelance Writers

Travel writers wanted! If you like jobs that involve travel, then you’ll love working as a freelance writer for adventure travel publications. It’s a great way to combine your passion for adventure and travel, while contributing to travel magazines. I performed a quick search through our database of writing markets at Worldwide Freelance, and here are 12 of the results. Check...

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12 Fitness Publications for Freelance Writers

Fitness and healthy living are always popular topics, but there is a heightened interest at the start of every year, as people around the world make New Year resolutions to get fit and live healthier lives. Here are twelve fitness publications for freelance writers to consider. American Fitness, USA The official publication of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Considers...

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21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

A new year has ticked around, and today, in cities and towns all around the world, millions of writers are clocking in. There’s not a punch clock at every workplace, but writers are clocking in nonetheless. They are returning to their desks, dusting off their keyboards, and yes, a few are even sharpening their pencils. They are ready to face another day...

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11 Writing Markets for Snow & Winter Sports

Many years ago, I discovered the amazing culture and lifestyle surrounding the snow and winter sports! I was working in my first full-time job, which took me to New Zealand’s popular winter resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka for several months. The snow-related sporting culture revolves around action sports, camaraderie, majestic scenery, luxurious resorts, and entertainment. When stormy weather keeps these folks off...

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101 Blogs That Pay Writers for Posts

I have published a new list of writing markets at Worldwide Freelance, 101 Blogs & Websites That Pay Writers For Posts. This is a compilation of blogs and websites that pay writers for posts. They pay a wide range of fees, from as low as $10 or $20 per post right through to several that pay $500+ per post. If...

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7 Inspirational Lessons for Writers from Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. Take, for example, my recent experience while listening to Bruce Springsteen. American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. He even has a planet named after him. And when Springsteen was presented with a Kennedy Center award in 2009, Obama said: “I’m the President…but he’s the boss”. But what...