Writers Blog Posts

Time for Word on the Street

by Julia Phillips SmithIf you're in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area or in the Toronto, Ontario area this Sunday, it's a great time to drop by the Word on the Street festival and meet up with members of the romance writing community.This will be th...
by thepopculturedivas on Sep 18, 2014

Libraries Sponsoring Writers In Residence

I’ve done a few posts about residencies for writers—basically, a way to temporarily have their writing time “sponsored”, usually involving their living away from home. In February it was, Mobile Writer-In-Residence. In March...
by Notes from an Alien on Sep 18, 2014

جب سے تو نے مجھے دیوانہ بنا رکھا ہے.....

by Great Urdu Poetry on Sep 14, 2014

کبھی ہم بھی خوبصورت تھے.........

by Great Urdu Poetry on Sep 14, 2014

Can a Nurse Save Herself By Surrendering to Love? Can a Trapped Titan Learn to Trust Again?

by Julia Phillips SmithFellow Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member Sara Hubbard has a new release: Saving Sullivan, Book 6 in the multi-author Summer Lovin' series"Sullivan Hope is a total screw up. He finished univ...
by thepopculturedivas on Sep 11, 2014

Is Voice Recognition Software As Good As They Say It is?

Voice recognition software’s been around for quite awhile now. I haven’t tried it yet (except to run a couple Google Searches) but an article on the ALLi blog—Writing: Voice Recognition Software – Is It the Author’s New Best Fri...
by Notes from an Alien on Sep 10, 2014

Finding The Best Writing Advice

Finding good writing advice can be an extremely frustrating process. You may be excited by the promise of articles and books on writing, only to become disheartened  when you apply the advice and your writing doesn’t improve. If I could offer...
by Notes from an Alien on Sep 9, 2014

When The Boy Next Door Turns Out to Be the Man of Your Dreams, and Calling a Special Firefighter Hot Line

by Julia Phillips SmithFellow Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member Donna Alward has a new release: Almost a Family"What do you do when the boy next door turns out to be the only man you’ve ever loved? When he...
by thepopculturedivas on Sep 4, 2014

Learn the Tricks Top Blogs Use for Amazing Blog Growth

Top bloggers have been blogging for a long time and they’ve learned many secrets along the way. It’s time for you to learn some of those tricks, too! Below are secrets from top blogs that you can use to achieve blogging success. >>&...
by BloggingForDollarz on Aug 30, 2014

Understanding Writing & Money

This is yet another of my posts about writing and money. And, even though there are writers who don’t care about the money, most of the Internet Hype these days seems to assume that there is no other reason to write but to make enough money to...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 28, 2014

Social Eyes- Share Travel Insights and Win one of 300 Free Room Nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel of your choice Worldwide!

Singapore (August 5, 2014)- Radisson Blu one of the world’s leading hotel brands launched its newly designed “Travel Magazine” blog with the aim for travelers to share tips and knowledge about destinations that surround their hotels.In a contes...
by Where to stay in cebu on Aug 21, 2014

Freelance Lies . . .

Freelance writing can be very lucrative but demands hard work and intelligent risk-taking. Back in 2012 I wrote a post called Are Fiction Writers Capable of Freelancing? And, in 2013 I wrote one called Scratch, Scratch, Who’s Got The Money? That...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 20, 2014

5 “Power Tools” for Writers

Do you write? Anything—Business reports, Letters, Novels, Poems, Technical Manuals, Recipes, Short Stories? Well, PC World shared reviews of 5 writing tools and I bet you could use at least one of them… Let’s take a look (there̵...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 13, 2014

Getting Lost on The Path . . .

Ever felt lost? Ever had a great plan—trustworthy as a compass—and ended up in some untraceable wilderness? Being a writer, I can sympathize with lost souls; since, even those who don’t pursue writing can stumble through meaningles...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 12, 2014

“Writerisms and other Sins”

Dare I say it—there’s too much crappy advice for writers on the Web. Far too much of it aims to teach the rules of genre-writing rather than the ways to write clearly. If a writer is trapped in someone else’s mold, their true creati...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 11, 2014

The Noble Typewriter

I was the only boy in my grade school typewriting class. I wish my memory were better so I could determine if I wanted to be a writer way back then… But, what else is a typewriter for? Ever use one? I also used a slide rule for math when I was...
by Notes from an Alien on Aug 5, 2014

Brand New Way To Self-Publish ~ Especially, If You Didn’t Think You Ever Would…

I once said there might be too many ways to self-publish. At least it could seem so when you’re considering the possibility and you have to decide the best way to do it… I’ve settled on two ways—FastPencil and Smashwords (thou...
by Notes from an Alien on Jul 31, 2014

another ‘attack’ on the nlb

  The literary community in Singapore is awashed with thuggery these few days and this new cowardly kick to the National Library Board’s (NLB) testicles, not that NLB has a sex anyway, comes from a Malaysian-born sexagenarian who won the S...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Jul 17, 2014

Blogging Authors

Words are used in so many weird ways. Like the title of my post today—Blogging Authors. As if writing a blog and being an author are inherently two different things. Sure, I understand that blogging and fiction writing are usually very differen...
by Notes from an Alien on Jul 15, 2014

Author Earnings

Speculations about how to have a bestseller are running rampant on the ‘Net. I’ve written before about what authors can earn and how most writers sell very few books. Some folks feel that it’s fate or blowing just the right way on t...
by Notes from an Alien on Jul 7, 2014
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