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Get It in Writing! Eight Crucial Components of Contracts

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you are uncertain about the terms of a contract you have been offered, please consult an attorney. Established publications and businesses often have a standard contract they use when hiring writers to produce a project. Newer outlets for your work may not. Whether you write for magazines, websites, […]

Games Writers Play

When I was a teenager, back in the day, I spent one summer reading and rereading The Shining by Stephen King. All these years later (and we aren’t discussing how many, okay?) one scene still sticks with me. The main character, Jack, is supposed to be writing a novel, but when his wife checks the […]

Writing Sparks: July 2011

What will you write about this month? If you need some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, try one of these writing sparks. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit. Query Spark: If the publication you are pitching has a six-month lead time, January is at the […]

Weekend Assignment: Independence

Hello writers! Here in the States it’s the beginning of a long holiday weekend celebrating Independence Day. Along with the picnics and fireworks, it’s the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some extra writing time. This week’s prompt is all about independence. You can approach the topic in one of these ways: 1. Write a nonfiction […]