James Cook

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4 things you mightn't know you can do with a NAS box

Never heard of a NAS box? Click here to see why they're so useful.<p>Just about everyone, from individuals at home to people working in a small business …

8 Tips for Editing Other Writers’ Work (While Remaining Friends)

Have you ever been asked to edit someone else’s work? Do you need tips for editing without ruining friendships? You’re not alone!<b>If you’re part of a</b> …

Ten Commandments for Editing Someone's Work

<i>It’s Jacob Wonderbar week as I’m gearing up for the release of Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe! Stay tuned for prizes tomorrow and</i> …

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

Creative Writing

Writing and Editing Skills List and Examples

You may be a great writer, but still need some help writing your own resume. Writing and editing require a lot of interrelated skills, and it’s hard …

The Medium Experiment: My Interview With Paul Ellsworth | FRANK MCKINLEY, AUTHOR

<i>Have you heard of Medium.com?</i> It’s a great place to get exposure for your writing!<p>Paul Ellsworth did an experiment in one of my writing groups. He …

Trends

82 rules for all freelancers to live by, Part 1

<i>This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think</i> …

Employment

Guest Blog Post: How Deliberate Practice Can Make You an Excellent Writer

<i>Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware</i><p>How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.<p>This old saw applies to writers as much as …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been …

Employment

How to Write a Book: A Simple Guide From a Bestselling Author

So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of …

Freshbooks Hacks: 6 Ways to Get More Out of This Invoicing Tool

<i>Editor’s Note: Since this post was originally published back in 2015, FreshBooks has rolled out a new version (creatively called “New FreshBooks”),</i> …

Small Business

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

Creative Writing

How to Tell the Difference Between a Scene and a Chapter

How to Juggle Multiple Projects

Working on multiple projects at the same time is a great way to drive yourself crazy. Here are 7 tips to juggle multiple projects and still make …

Time Management

A Veteran Writer Reveals the Best Way to Find Freelance Gigs

You probably know that to launch (or grow) a writing career, you need to pitch…and pitch…and pitch.But pitch <i>whom</i>?If you’re a magazine writer, there …

Creative Writing

A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting the Research Interview

One of the most valuable methods of research for writing a novel can be the in-person interview. Experts in a particular field or people who have …

Employment

Free personality test

NERIS Type Explorer®<p>NERIS Type Explorer®<p>Three things to know before taking the test:<p>Takes less than 12 minutes.<br>• Answer honestly, even if you don’t …

Psychology

Clarify, Create, Complete

Scrivener is the best tool to use to write your book. Many people become overwhelmed when they first open Scrivener, because it is the Maserati of …

All About Pacing – 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

Creative Writing

Why Backstory Is Better Than Flashback

If you’ve heard that the good ol’ fashioned flashback has fallen into disfavor with today’s reader, you’re probably wondering what to do about …

Walking

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog (How I Became the Freddy Krueger of Blogging)

“Wow, Danny, you’re like the Freddy Krueger of blogging—wherever I turn, you’re there!” I received several comments like that when I started my …

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