Aunt Bessie s How to Survive a Day Job While Pursuing the Creative Life

41 Alan Dean Foster ( writer ) Do something every day , whether you think it's good or not . 46 Father Andrew Greeley ( priest , writer , radio host ) The purpose of story is to illuminate . 48 Laurell K. Hamilton ( writer ) You are ...

Author: Joel Eisenberg

Publisher: Topos Books

ISBN: 0976757508

Category: Humor

Page: 428

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Clive Barker, Tom Cruise, Larry Hagman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Brad Meltzer, Sir Ian McKellen, Carolyn See, Stuart Woods and many others describe their humorous and frequently touching journeys to success. This motivational volume is hosted by the ever-controversial 'Aunt Bessie, ' who some refer to as a dangerous cross between Eminem and Ann Landers.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

I was first published in 1996 while holding down a day job, and since 2002 I've been a full-time, professional author. I tell you this not to brag, but to explain why this book exists and why I'm qualified to write it. All writers get ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968159

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.

The Healthy Writer

1.10 LONELINESS AND ISOLATION "Writing is a lonely job. Even if a writer socializes regularly, when he gets down to the real business of his life, it is he and his typewriter or word processor. No one else is or can be involved in the ...

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094691

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 330

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Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life? Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or Repetitive Strain Injury? These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. Writing is not a physically healthy job, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body. I've been through my own pain journey over the last six years. I used to get crippling migraines that sent me to a dark room, and back pain so bad that I couldn't sleep, as well as stress levels so high that I wasn't able to breathe normally. Now, my back pain, migraines and RSI have almost gone completely, and I manage my writing life in a far healthier way than ever before. I share my personal journey and insights with you in this book. My co-author is Dr Euan Lawson, who shares his insights into how we can reduce pain, improve health and build a writing career for the long term. The book covers: Introduction and survey results from 1200 writers 7 Reasons why writing is great for your health Part 1: The Unhealthy Writer Stress, anxiety, burnout Back, neck and shoulder pain Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) A personal journey to a pain-free back Writing with chronic pain Sedentary life and inactivity Sleep problems/ insomnia Eye strain, headaches, and migraine A personal story of headaches and migraine Loneliness and isolation Weight gain or weight loss Joanna's Letter to Sugar Digestive issues and IBS A personal journey through IBS with FODMAP Mood and mental health Riding the Waves: Writing with depression Alcohol - the good, the bad, and the ugly Coffee and caffeine Supplements, substances, and nootropics Part 2: The Healthy Writer Improve your workspace Sort out your sleep Sort out your diet From fat to fit Sort out your back Lessons learned about writing from yoga How to use dictation for a healthier writing life The active writer mindset Strategies for the sofa-bound The active writer: Three golden rules The running writer: Three rookie mistakes Lessons learned about writing from walking a double ultra-marathon Find a community Build wellbeing with mindfulness Develop healthy habits for the long-term Conclusion: It's your turn. Choose life! It's time to be a healthy writer!

Every Single Day

I was pretty sure I wanted to be a writer. I'm pretty sure there was thunder and lightning in my soul. Apparently, the storm bypassed the heart of the city. At highway rest stops after work at my corporate consulting job in 1996, ...

Author: Bradley Charbonneau

Publisher: Repossible

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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“Bradley is an inspiration and a leader. He reminds each of us that we too can become consistent and unstoppable.” — Deanne Welsh Brendon Burchard said, "You need, more than anything else, daily momentum. It's the secret of all life happiness." "Secret of all life happiness?" Whoa. Sounds pretty good to me. Just a little "daily momentum"? No problem, right? But what if you're stuck? Maybe you've been trying to break through but just can't seem to get ahead. Every day seems like Groundhog Day: the same disappointment as yesterday. Or worse: one step forward and two steps back. Ugh. "Every Single Day" offers a simple prescription for building daily momentum that leads to true and powerful change that lasts. If you really want it, that is. HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE? HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT SUCCESS? Bradley Charbonneau's life drastically changed when, on Nov. 1, 2012, he accepted a challenge to Write Every Day for a month. What happened next changed his life in ways he could have never imagined. "Every Single Day" tells his story--and teaches you how to achieve what you're after. If you’re ready to do the same, get your copy of “Every Single Day” now. Because you are after something. You know it. We all know it. I'm rooting for you.

2012 Writer s Market

Most writers have learned that the discipline of daily writing is the best way to develop craft. Successful marketing requires the same consistent effort. I've been most successful at getting new work when I approach it as a daily job.

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1847

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THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED The 2012 Writer’s Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, literary agents, newspapers, playwriting markets, and screenwriting markets. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you’ll also find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the craft and business of writing. It’s the most information we’ve ever jammed into one edition! You’ll find insightful interviews and articles, guidelines for finding work, honing your craft, and promoting your writing. You’ll also learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/upload/images/WritersDigest-Yearbook-11.pdf Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer’s Digest that will teach you how to begin building your own writing platform today. "What I appreciate most about Writer’s Market is that it’s impossible to pick up the book, flip through it, and put it down 15 minutes later without at least five, new profitable ideas that I can execute immediately. No other book on my shelf that can inspire this many practical, profitable, career-building ideas in this same amount of time." —Christina Katz, author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama

Write A Thon

—DAVID BRIN Want to write better? Get a day job. Or sign up for a volunteer gig. Just get out of the house and do something! I'm not kidding. Having all day to write seems to be every writer's dream. When I speak, writers tell me they ...

Author: Rochelle Melander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Find the focus, energy, and drive you need to start—and finish—your book Everyone has dreamed of writing a book, but so many start writing only to stall out due to writer’s block, mental fatigue, and other challenges. Write-A-Thon helps you overcome those stumbling blocks and complete your book once and for all. And you don’t have to type away for years on end. Here’s a plan that’ll help you write your book—in twenty-six days! Write-A-Thon gives you the tools, advice, and inspiration you need to succeed before, during, and after your writing race. Solid instruction, positive psychology, and inspiration from marathon runners will give you the momentum to take each step from here to the finish line. • Start out well prepared: Learn how to train your attitude, your writing, and your life—and plan your novel or nonfiction book. • Maintain your pace: Get advice and inspiration to stay motivated and keep writing. • Bask in your accomplishment: Find the best ways to recover and move forward once the marathon is over and you have a completed manuscript in hand. Writing a book in twenty-six days may seem impossible—especially if you don’t write full time—but in Write-A-Thon, Rochelle Melander will teach you the life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools you need to finish your manuscript in less than a month—guaranteed!

2015 Writer s Market

First, it depends on how you value yourself as a writer. Are you a hobbyist, writing on the side either strictly for pleasure or for a bit of extra income? Or are you a professional, going at the business of writing as a day job?

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638607

Category: Reference

Page: 1436

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The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these: • Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers. • Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media. • Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money. "Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member "The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

A Writer s Romance

Wearily he threw his keys on the kitchen counter and went to his bedroom, where he changed from the clothes he'd been wearing at his day job in the county office building. He put on an old sweatshirt and a pair of faded, worn jeans.

Author: Tim Mead

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781685501679

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Ben Moss has a good day job with the Public Information Office of Colby County. However, at night he’s a successful -- if secret -- writer of straight romance novels. Ben has also written a "serious" novel about a man who is, like himself, gay. Unlike his other books, no one will publish it. Ben’s cheating ex is sorry and wants to get back together. Ben’s new boss at work is sexy and Ben is very attracted to the man. Then there’s his neighbor, Toby Tabber. Toby is smaller than Ben, younger than Ben, and it’ll never work out between them. Or will it? Can Ben find romance just like his characters, or will love remain strictly within the pages of his novels?

L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 26

You can't just spend a few minutes on it here and there and expect results, although many new writers do just that. ... Sometimes you get up an hour early every day to write so you can spend the time at your job and with your family the ...

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592128570

Category: Fiction

Page: 475

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Discover Imaginative New Worlds of Tomorrow. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future. Let tomorrow's masters of science fiction and fantasy books take you on a journey. Meet a female warrior created to fight horrific, high-tech future wars, who discovers her humanity. Get lost in a magic room that comes to life, in the midst of rivaling magicians. Can an unlikely friendship with an exotic Alien race save an injured human girl. What would happen if you shared your mind with a terrorist, and their violence started to seep through? Can an android marked for death become human instead in a twist of fate? Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. Authors and artists discovered by Writers of the Future have gone to publish more works than other Writing Contest. It is a leading showcase of Creative Writing. “Not only is the writing excellent...it is also extremely varied. There's a lot of hot new talent in it.” —Locus Magazine Writing Contest Judges: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, K.D. Wentworth, Sean Williams and Dave Wolverton (AKA David Farland). Illustrating Contest Judges: Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Frank Frazetta, Laura Brodian Freas, Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Judith Miller, Cliff Nielsen, Sergey Poyarkov, H.R. Van Dongen and Stephen Youll.

The Odesk Revolution

http://www.writingjobsource.com central place. They email writers every other day the latest offers. http://www.absolutewrite.com This siteconsistofvaluablecontent, includingsomeinternational market listings.

Author: Michael Wenkart

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735720559

Category: Computers

Page: 273

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The recent boom in freelancing has only been enhanced and expanded by the global availability that the internet providesand many have turned to the web as either client or contractor to get the best possible options for jobs. Around the millennium entrepreneurs began to catch on to the business potential of this latent supply and demand and online freelancing sites such as elance and odesk sprang up. They have thrived and cater for hundreds of thousands of jobs and people today. This book looks at freelancing as a concept – the advantages and pitfalls, the pros and cons. It also looks at the plethora of websites offering this type of opportunity for different disciplines such as writing, computing, design and admin work. We are not recommending online freelance as a life style nor any of the sites or techniques mentioned. What we are doing is providing a useful introduction to the subject and a rich information source so you can decide yourself whether this is for you. Good hunting!