Archive | April 2013

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The Prairie Dog Story

The Prairie Dog Story

12 words from an episode of The Big Bang Theory inspired this weekend’s prompt. What’s your prairie dog tale?

15-30 Minutes a Day Keeps New Markets from Getting Away

15-30 Minutes a Day Keeps New Markets from Getting Away

Making time to pitch a new market is easy if you follow these four simple steps.

Start Here: Navigating B&B

Brainstorms & Bylines is packed with writing tips and information. This guide will help you find your way around.

Writing Markets for April 2013

Writing Markets for April 2013

You can’t sell if you don’t submit! This month’s round-up of markets includes Cafe Irreal, Ms. Magazine, Tin House, and six more places to submit your work.

A Likely Excuse

A Likely Excuse

If it’s Friday, it must be time for a Weekend Assignment. Pull out your best excuse for this week’s writing prompt.

Freelance Writing Contracts

Freelance Writing Contracts

Are you writing without a safety net? If you take on freelance gigs without a contract, or with a bad contract, you could be setting yourself up for trouble. A good contract covers more than getting paid. It protects your rights and limits your liabilities as a writer.

Freelance Rate Calculator

An online resource to help you calculate what your writing time is worth.

Ideas and Imagery

Explore the difference between and idea and an image while avoiding forbidden words in this Weekend Assignment.

Taxes for Writers

Learn about an online resource for tax advice especially for writers.

Writing Sparks April 2013

Writing Sparks April 2013

The start of a new month means a new edition of writing sparks to inspire you to tackle new writing projects. What will you work on this month? New queries? New stories? Use these ideas as jumping off points.