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Help with Writing Query Letters

For some writers, composing an eye-catching query letter comes with little problems. For others  it’s one of the most nerve-wracking parts of being a freelance writer.

Below are some sites that I’ve compiled to make the process of birthing the perfect query letter a little more manageable.

From Writing World: How to write a successful query letter

From About.com; Freelance Writing:    Sample Query Letter

From Agent Query:    How to write a query letter

From HiWrite:    Query Letters

Your Turn: Please share any other sites that you have found useful when it comes to the how-to’s of composing a query letter.

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Blog Roller

What I’m reading around the blogosphere today:

Write it Sideways: 23 Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger

The Book Designer: Fair Use, The Rights of Personality, and Unintended Consequences

Real Simple: 16 New Etiquette Rules for the Tech Age

Psych Central: Are Depressed Poets Still Creative?

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May Blogathon Begins!

This is it folks! The May 2010 Blogathon has officially kicked off starting today.

I’m so excited to be a part of this growing phenomenon for the second year in a row. I see nothing but great things in all of the participators’ future for ourselves and our blogs.

Being disciplined to write on your blog daily isn’t an easy task by any means. It takes planning and dedication to keep up with the demand of your readers. It’s not as simple as just posting daily, it’s also very important to keep your readers engaged and interested in your content so that they want to continue coming back to your blog.

I’ve been dutifully planning out my posts so that my readers and followers will be both engaged and entertained whilst reading and commenting on my blog. I’ve put work and thought into this years blogathon, rather than last year where I saw it as a “getting my feet wet” event for myself. I was new to the blogosphere and to blogging daily and I wrote whatever came to mind that day. Not this year, I’ve been a good little writer…planning where I wanted this year’s blogathon to take me.

I hope that you will come along with me on this journey and not only learn from my blog but also enjoy it enough that you want to recommend it to others and use the information supplied here to help yourself in your own writing journey.

Good luck to all the other bloggers participating. I can’t wait to read what’s on everyone else’s mind this month.

Please leave your comments below, I love hearing from my readers.

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Freelance Writer? Author? Editor? Who Wants to be A Guest Blogger!!

New FriendsHello friends. This wonderful idea sprung into my head today and I think it’s really going to help out potential writers and bloggers. Every week I’d like to start featuring a guest on my blog. These guests can be writers, bloggers, authors, et cetera on any genre. 

If you’re interested please either comment below this post, or send me an email through my website and we can get started. I’d like to post the first guest this Friday or Saturday (May 8 or 9). You can tell us about yourself in a short bio (100 words or less), tell us about your blog or website, what you do for a living, how you started, et cetera. 

I foresee it as a great way to get your name and website out to the public. I’m happy to say that I’ve gained lots of readers since joining Michelle Rafter’s blogathon and I feel like everyone that I’ve met has become a part of my “blog-family”.

I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and fellow bloggers through this guest spot. Can’t wait to hear from YOU.

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Are You A Beginning Freelance Writer? If So, Read On…

coffee-cup1I’m thinking it would be a good idea to start helping beginning freelancers along in their journey. With that being said, please comment on this blog and tell your story. What websites have you found useful so far….where do you work best (home, coffee shop), have you found any good blogs that can help out the beginning freelancer?

I will keep updating my blog with my knowledge that I have gained since becoming a part time freelancer.

Let’s help each other out shall we?

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