Sep 022010
 
Business Books for Writers – A Writing Career Vs “I Want to Write”

These business books for writers will help you build a writing career and take you from “I want to write” to earning a living with your words! Every month I make more money as a freelance writer and blogger, because I treat writing like a business. Being businesslike about writing includes a steady diet of books for entrepreneurs and small business owners — and luckily, many of them are fascinating! These business

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Jun 272010
 
Writing for Magazines – How to Get Published for New Writers

Writing for magazines is a snap when you tap into the right freelance writing brains! I attended a “how to get published for new writers” workshop, and even though I’ve been freelancing full-time for almost four years, I learned a lot from experienced freelance magazine writer Daniel Wood. The background: The BC Association of Magazine Writers hosts an annual “Writers Craft Fair” at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I’ve attended

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May 112010
 
How to Find Your Blogging Voice – 8 Tips for Bloggers

Knowing how to find your blogging voice – who you are as a blogger – is the first step to loving your blog! These tips for bloggers will help you answer these types of questions: What kind of blogger are you? Do you advise and instruct, or are you sharing your journey? These tips for finding your blogging voice are inspired by Monica Hamburg, who recently spoke at the Northern Voice

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Apr 102010
 
5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer's Conference

Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging panel I was on (the “Writing for the Web” forum at the Write on Bowen Festival

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Oct 062009
 
Web Writing Tips From the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference

Angela England shares her web writing tips from the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference – where she was a speaker. This blogger is one of my fellow writers at Suite101 (an online magazine). Before the tips, a quip: “A blog is a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list.” – unknown. However, unless you’re Anne Lamott or Stephen King, readers won’t be enthralled by your

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Oct 262008
 
Get Your Book Published - Tips From Editors, Publishers, and Agents

These tips for getting your book published are from a panel of writers, agents, and editors at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. If you dream of being a successful writer, these answers to oft-asked questions about getting published are a must-read! First, a quip from a famous writer: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood,” said Isaac Asimov. “I’d type a little faster.” Talk about

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Oct 262008
 
7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

These tips for a successful writers conferences will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a round up of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. Before the tips, a quip: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary Jo Putney. I’m a little insulted by that. I mean, I am introverted…and a little

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Oct 242008
 
Blogging 101 - Key Tips for Web Writing

These Blogging 101 key tips for web writing are from Vancouver technologist and writer Darren Barefoot, who just posted his 5,000th article on his blog. He spoke at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia about the fundamentals of blogging – and here’s what I learned! First, a quip about writing: “You don’t write because you want to say something; you write because you’ve got to say something” – F. Scott

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Oct 102008
 
7 Things to Do When You Didn’t Win the Writing Contest

If you wanna be a successful writer, you should practice different types of writing. Have you entered your writing in contests? Here are seven things to do when you didn’t win…  Before the tips, a quip: “To research this book, I entered exactly 80 contests in 18 months, but only achieved three First Prizes, one Second Prize, and one Third,” writes John Reid in Write Ways to Win Writing Contests. Yikes,

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