Making It to the Small Screen

    I’ve lost count of the number of posts on this site but one remains a favorite. In fact, it’s the top post year after year and that’s how to get published with Hallmark. Half the interest is publishing a book with them, the other, having their story idea turned into a Hallmark movie…especially…

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Wednesday Writing Prompts-Elements

I’ve been posting writing prompts for a long time and coming up with something just a tad different gets harder each year. However, after some brainstorming, I thought we’d try using some earth, natural elements for themes of this month’s stories. This week it’s water. Water…that could be the ocean, a lake, a stream, or…

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Five Writing Resources

No guest blogger this week so thought I’d share this quick post with you. Five writing resources to check out.   An Old Favorite I never know why I didn’t get a subscription to this gem of a magazine but each time I went to a certain supermarket, I’d pick up a copy of The…

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Monday Motivation-Name It

There are lots of reasons to quit writing. As this quote reminds us, name it, and it takes away not only the shame but the mystery behind why some writers give up, while others continue on. If you’ve quit in the past, think about why and give it a name. For example- Hurt by rejection…

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10 Survival Tips for Freelancers

  I’ve had lots of e-mails about how to survive as a freelance writer especially during an economic down turn. A handful of you have told me you’ve lost contracts, clients and lots of publications are saying they’re not buying anything right now. Stay in this business long enough and you’re going to need to…

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