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Writing Competitions: Why Enter, And How To Maximise Your Chances Of Winning A Writing Competition

As a writer, or would be writer, you’ve probably seen writing competitions advertised, and you may even have thought about entering a writing competition. In this report I’ll look at entering writing competitions and how you can boost your chances of winning more competitions. First, what are the benefits of entering writing competitions? You get your work published. If you win a writing competition you almost always get your work published. Sometimes, you get your work published as a runner-up too, or sometimes just for entering. And that means you’re entitled to call yourself a published author. I can’t stress

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Six Ideas For Your First Romantic Fiction Novel

Romantic fiction is such a large genre within the fiction writing world that is it split into several individual sub-genres. Here are six ideas for your first (or next) romantic fiction novel: * Period romance. These are set in a distinct period of history – for example, the American Civil War, World War II, Georgian or Victorian (all of which are incredibly popular). Bone up on your history before you plot your plot! * Suspense. With these your story is played out amidst a tense background, perhaps involving crime or a thriller, or even supernatural or science-fiction. * Young adult,

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Eek! Six Self Publishing Fails To Avoid

It’s no exaggeration to say that self publishing is the opportunity of the moment for writers right today. More and more authors are discovering the excitement, the fame …. and the money …. that can come from self publishing your own book. But if your self publishing project is to be a success here are six self publishing fails you’ll want to avoid: * Self publishing just because you can. Just because modern technology makes it fairly easy to self publish a book doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea. And, self publishing just because you have an idea, opinion

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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

So you want to write a book …. or maybe you just have a great idea for a book? You want to get your book published. How do you find a publisher who really wants to publish your book? The fact is, there are probably hundreds of publishers out there who want to publish your book. It’s just a matter of finding them! Here are my tips and advice: First research the market. Look at what similar books there are out there, and look at how they’re selling. Generally, publishers are most eager to publish more books on subjects that are

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Is It Possible to Make Money Writing Fillers Anymore ?

Is it possible to make money writing fillers anymore ? Try this guaranteed (if alternative) way to make money with fillers: The answer as to whether you can make money writing fillers is ‘yes’ and ‘no’ …. but more about that shortly. Fillers are an incredible way to get started in writing. They’re short and don’t take much time to do. You can write them on almost anything …. from your job or hobby to your favourite holiday destination or favourite food. There is massive demand for fillers. Newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites everywhere need hundreds of thousands if not

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Finding Your First Writing Assignment: Six Things To Try That Are Better Than Giving Up!

Once you’re up and running as a writer it becomes easier and easier to get more writing work. But getting that first break can be tricky. Here are some tips you might find useful if you’re still looking for that first writing assignment: ere * Decide what makes you different. There are lots of writers and would-be writers out there. It’s very easy to blend into the background. To stand out you need to get over why you are different, and why editors should publish your work. Do you have some unique skills or talents or knowledge of a particular that

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How to Write Romantic Fiction

Tips to help you get started writing and selling romantic fiction If you’re interested in writing romantic fiction there are lots of good reasons why you should give it a try. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of writing romantic stories. *It’s a very, very big market. Around a quarter of all fiction books published are in the romance genre. * There’s a lot of demand for more romantic fiction – there are plenty of publishers and many need new books to publish new books every week. * You can make it big as a romantic fiction

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What is ghostwriting? Can you make money from ghostwriting ?

If you are or want to be a well paid writer then ghostwriting is something you could consider doing. Here I’ll look at what ghostwriting is, and how to be a better ghostwriter. What exactly is ghostwriting ? Essentially ghostwriting is a piece of writing you do which will be published or sold under someone elses’s name rather than yours. Ghostwriting might seem an odd idea, but it’s very well established in the publishing world. Lots of things you read, such as articles, blogs and books have been written by ghostwriters rather than the named author. Is there a demand

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How To Get Started Writing A Novel

So you fancy writing a novel? Do you think you have what it takes to write a novel? If you fancy having a go at writing a novel …. and maybe even writing a best seller …. here are a few things to bear in mind before you start. Choose a genre Novels are heavily categorised by genre. Apart from anything else it makes them easier to market and sell. Publishers publish by genre and, generally, readers buy by genre. So choose your genre. For example, will it be a crime novel or even a thriller? Will it be romantic

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