Category: Writers Beware

Following instructions counts! Part 2

Remember how important it is to follow instructions? I give you Deb Ng’s post on Chicken Soup for the Soul’s latest call for writers. Check out the comments. All 20 of them. (Only a select few are following directions.) Deb,

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Flagging jobs?

What is up with the practice of flagging perfectly decent jobs on Craigslist? No, I’m not talking about the non-paying or ridiculous gigs; I’m talking about real jobs that are being flagged in order to “eliminate the competition.” Deb Ng

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Missing the Snark (and Killer Yap, too!)

Miss Snark has retired– from blogging, that is. (She’s still working as a literary agent.) I’ve been busy the last few days, so I just found out Wednesday, but she gave word of her blogging retirement on May 19th, only

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12 Laws Every Blogger Should Know

Found this by way of Slashdot and I’ve been meaning to post it: 12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know Read it if you get the chance. There’s some important information there. (More about the creative journey soon!

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Associated Content & Other Content Sites

If you’ve ever submitted your work to Associated Content, or you’re thinking of doing so, I’d strongly recommend that you read this post from Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware: Victoria Strauss — Content Sites: Something to Beware (Updated the link–

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