Could you Get Paid to Write?

It’s a bit dramatic to pick up your first ever copy of The Writer’s Market, which ever year you buy your first one. Suddenly you have taken a step into the world where people write and make money from it. This brings the responsibility of expectations. Paid writers should know how to write: spelling, grammar … Read more…

Make a DIY Rotating Goal List

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Most of us seem to work smarter and stay organized by keeping a to-do list. The problem is that the projects are in constant flux, and you set out to achieve one thing only to be derailed by another. Sound familiar? Curated from Curbly This seems a sensible way to keep your goals and manage a … Read more…

The Flash Fiction I Wrote for Inner Writer

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The Shoes at the Edge of Tomorrow Today I woke up and the world is broken. I’ve read about people having their shoes knocked off when hit by a train or a bus. But there are no trains, no skid marks, no blood or bodies. Just shoes. Far in the distance the sky is lighter, … Read more…

True Love Stories Never Have Endings

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I just watched the Veronica Mars episode where Duncan leaves with his daughter. Veronica pushing the old fortune cookie quote into her mirror was such a great ending for this episode. Sad and yet keeping the hope for more in the future. I’m not an expert on Veronica Mars but I don’t think Veronica and … Read more…

Clear Your Head Before Writing?

I flushed this as a spam comment because it was on an old post which had nothing at all to do with the question asked in the comment. But, just before I clicked the magic button… I cut the actual question so I could paste it in here. See below: I was interested to know … Read more…

What is Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction?

Though it’s been around for a while, I’ve just recently come across the actual name of what is now my favorite genre to read, Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction. I came across it quite by accident while scrolling on Twitter and decided to do a little research on the topic by way of searching the internet.Inspired by … Read more…

Content Shock

Let’s fast forward one more time to 2014 and look at the two factors that impact the economics of content marketing — the amount of content available and the amount of content consumed (supply and demand). Of course the volume of free content is exploding at a ridiculous rate. Depending on what study you read, … Read more…

Working in a Library at a University

I like looking at job requirements in the communications industry. This one was posted for a university in Ontario, a non-student position. Requirements: •Grade 12 diploma •Recent college or university graduate (asset) •One, up to two years, in a related public-service position; •Demonstrated proficiency in typing and in the use of a computer; •Ability to … Read more…

Ghost Writer Fades to Black

You just can’t ghost write your way into being a thought leader. via Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  | Scoop.it Blog. This is an excellent quote and describes how I have been feeling about the blogging/ web writing and publishing I have been doing for the past year. I’ve listened to … Read more…

Move Words Around Like Pieces of a Puzzle

4. Move words, sentences, paragraphs around the page like pieces of a puzzle. The beauty of writing on a computer is that you can move words and groups of words effortlessly. Just reminding yourself of that tends to make it easier to find your writing flow. If you get your mind set that the words … Read more…

Killer One Way Communication

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  I still see many people on Twitter who don’t understand how to use it. They post their links and never start up a conversation or retweet the conversation someone else started. If all you do is post links you are a dead outlet – no one is there to talk to so why would … Read more…

Send in the Cannon Fodder

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I’m very sorry Victoria died and I’m glad she was able to save her students. But, I do not understand why Victoria died. Why don’t we control guns and violence and make sure there are no repeat offenders. Why does our society allow this to keep happening? Why are criminals given more consideration than victims? … Read more…