Editor's Blog August 2006
Aug 31, 2006, Successful Freelancer Offers Advice
I always say that a freelance writer is a person who gets rejected for a living.So says the freelance writer who has published over 3,000 articles in more than 400 publications worldwide and interviewed an estimated 20,000 people, including Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Evander Holyfield and three presidents of Colombia.
He has some things to share about freelancing.
Aug 29, 2006, The Long Tail Applications
Use The Long Tail to deliver a one, two, three knock-out punch to your marketing competition. Create an integrated package that puts technology to work for you.
Aug 29, 2006, The Long Tail And Self-Publishing Filters
The Long Tail filters help savvy self-publishing writers to spread the word. Do you know how to market your book, digital product, or Web site?
Aug 29, 2006, The Long Tail And Self-Publishing
The Long Tail theory is good news for self-publishing writers. Learn how it applies as you publish books, digital products, and Web sites.
Aug 29, 2006, The Long Tail: An Introduction
The Long Tail works wonders for self-publishing writers. This introduction sets the sage for three following articles.
Aug 28, 2006, Are You Ready For Cyberspace?
Savvy writers are using the Internet to publish and be paid.
Aug 28, 2006, Writing Life And Freedom
Writers who cherish freedom have an opportunity to indulge in reading an anthology of international writers who write about writing while supporting imprisoned writers.
Aug 27, 2006, Considering self-publishing?
Two self-publishing writers share their experiences about the process.
Aug 25, 2006, Do YOU Know How To Write Video Games?
What is game narrative? It?s a question that developers, writers, reviewers, and publishers have been trying to answer for years with only limited success. Like many other things in this still-young industry, narrative is an area where definitions are still being stretched, formulated, and tried on for size. It is crucial, however, to formalize a definition of game narrative before attempting to create one. Otherwise, you?re trying to hit a moving target with an entire development team waiting for you to make the perfect shot, with a limited chance of success.
The above is a quote from Chapter 1 of Chris Bateman's book, Game Writing: Narrative Skills For Video Games. You can read the whole first chapter by clicking the link below.
Aug 23, 2006, How Do You Stack Up Against This Uber Marketer?
I've never read one of Kenneth J. Harvey's books, but I will now, just to see what sort of writing this top marketer does.
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Aug 23, 2006, Rhyming Dictionary
What should you consider when you buy a rhyming dictionary? Links to suggested rhyming dictionaries.
Aug 23, 2006, Writer's Exercise -- Not What You Think
Writers look for exercises to improve their writing. There are other exercises writers need at least as much.
What sort of exercise do you need?
Aug 21, 2006, Book Review Kirby's Ocean Friend
A review of the self-publihsed children's book, Kirby's Ocean Friend. Review written by editor Audrey Owen.
Aug 21, 2006, The Ghost Writer And Her Dream
In "Ghosting: A Double Life" Anchor, paper, $13.95, Erdahl explains the fiscal difficulties that lead to her long and hidden career as well as the emotional cost of such a life.
Aug 20, 2006, Book Reviews
Book reviews: Reviews of books by self publishing authors. Includes links to services self publishers need: printers, illustrators, editors.
Aug 19, 2006, From First Word to Best Seller in 60 Days!
Not everyone can go from the first printed word to being a best seller on Amazon.com in 60 days, but Glen Hopkins of South Surrey did just that.
Of course he had a head start, not in the writing (although he may have had a head start, there, too) bu in the marketing. He had a subscription list.
If you are reading this, you are someone I could market to. Although you may not be on one of my lists you are here, reading my opinions, hopefully learning to trust what I have to say.
If you want to learn to build credibility on the Internet, the best place I know of to start is here.
Aug 19, 2006, Authors Discuss Publishing Experiences
Should you go the traditional route, or self-publish? These writers share their experiences.
For other stories of self-publishing writers, click here.
Aug 17, 2006, Write a Report
Add a report or an e-course to spice up affiliate offers. Learn how.
Aug 16, 2006, Happy Birthday WWW!
The World Wide Web is officially 15 years old.
And if you are ready to seriously consider your part in this well-established venue, check out this site.
Aug 16, 2006, Writing Tip 101: Read Good Books
If you want to write well, read the best books you can find.
Aug 14, 2006, Make Room For Illustrations
A workshop participant explains what she learned about how to create a balance between text and illustrations.
Aug 13, 2006, Are You A Blooker?
Blook, blooking, blooker. Is there a blook in your future? Learn about the newest in self-publishing.
Aug 12, 2006, Self Publishing Venues
Self-publishing options include tradtional self-publishing, POD, e-books, Web sites, blogs, and rss.
Aug 10, 2006, Writing Contest Evoking a Place
Editor's Choice writing contest, the writing contest everyone wins. Topic: evoking a place.
Aug 10, 2006, Write Verse for Children
Most people who write verse for children fail. Meet with success by using this free four-lesson course on writing verse for children by Audrey Owen, editor at writershelper.com.
Aug 10, 2006, Writer's Style Guide
Use the writer's style guide and the find feature on your word processor to help proofread your own work. This page explains the most common errors Writer's Helper editor, Audrey, found while editing.
Aug 10, 2006, Memoir
Things to consider when you write a memoir. Learn how a memoir differs from an autobiography.
Aug 7, 2006, Book Marketing and the Book Proposal Doctor
A writer shares his experience using a book proposal doctor.
Aug 5, 2006, Writing Goals 2006
Writers share their writing goals for 2006 and receive support from Audrey Owen, editor at writershelper.com.