2016 Writer’s Digest Conference Recap

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d be speaking at the annual Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City in a post that included some tips for attending writing conferences. I have to say it was a whirlwind type … More »

The Importance of Being Different for Writers

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Being different can sometimes be a liability–something that sets a person apart from others and may even result in ridicule or exclusion. However, being different or unique is really a strength for most freelance writers. Being Different in Where to … More »

How to Rock a Writer’s Conference

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In a couple weeks, I’ll be speaking at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. It will mark my sixth appearance at a Writer’s Digest Conference, and they’re always so much fun and filled with success stories. In … More »

Call for Submissions: 2016 Writer’s Market

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Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 20, 2014, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2016 Writer’s Market. Sometime in the end of October, I’ll start making assignments. If you’re interested in pitching … More »

Blogs From GSWC Participants

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Somewhere in the beginning to middle of January, I asked for blog URLs from participants in the the 2014 Get Started Write Challenge. I received quite a few immediately, but I’ve still been receiving new URLs in February. Here’s the … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 30

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For today’s task, assemble your book proposal. This will require getting everything together from earlier. Here’s the order of most proposals: Cover (or query) letter. This better include the proposed title, unique selling point(s), and very brief bio. Book overview. … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 29

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For today’s task, define the unique selling point of your book. If you want to impress publishing folk, let them know that you know what your USP (unique selling point) is. How do you define your unique selling point? This … More »