to Writer - April 2009
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Yeah, yeah, I know. Late again...
It's becoming a habit, but with the last issue
being so late, I didn't want to crowd you.
I'm trying to be more diligent with the blog
postings, and have added a new post today.
This post has been written by Tracy
Falbe, who is an experienced fiction and non-fiction writer.
To read Tracy's very informative post on freelance writing,
Tracy wrote another guest post on a
similar subject a few weeks ago, so if you haven't read that one,
you might like to check it out too.
You can read it here.
I am very aware that many of my more
recent editorials have discussed copywriting. I want to assure
you this is for a reason, and that reason is you!
Most of the emails I receive from
subscribers centre around the failing economy and the lack of
writing income. Copywriting is a very quick and relatively easy way
to make an income from your writing, but even better is the fact you
are paid much more quickly than any other forms of writing.
I generally charge 50% up front, and
the balance on completion. That means I'm not waiting for weeks or
even months to be paid. I have one client who prefers to pay the
full amount in advance, so I don't wait for that money at all.
Works for me.
Do take the time to look around
read some of the articles. It could make all the difference.
Okay, time to move onto the current issue!
This issue is a little longer because there are articles
from both our regular columnists this time. This
is solely because of the computer issues I had last time
around. Next month *should* be back to normal.
Cheryl Malandrinos' article this month
Are You a Busy Bee? – Turning Busy Time into Productive Time
is all about being busy vs. being productive. She provides us
with some simple but effective time management tips.
Judy Bagshaw has written an article that will prove invaluable to
many writers. The word count of your work determines the 'label' the
story will carry. It's not easy to find the information, and
therefore confusion abounds. This article will remove all the
Okay, that's it from me - time to sit
back and enjoy this issue.
Til next time…
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Are You a Busy Bee? – Turning Busy Time into Productive Time
© Cheryl C. Malandrinos - All Rights Reserved.
know the busy bee. No matter what day you ask, she’s busy. If you ask how
she’s doing, she’ll provide you a laundry list of things left undone that
she’s working on.
is, next week her laundry list will probably be the same…or worse.
Because she’s busy, not productive.
because we have a lot to accomplish, doesn’t mean we are approaching our
to-do list in a productive manner. In order to be productive, you have to
make progress. Busy bees don’t. They spin their wheels, digging deeply
into the same ruts until they feel so overwhelmed they procrastinate.
you stop the busy bee syndrome? Here are some great ways to get you
S.M.A.R.T. goals is the first step toward turning busy time into productive
time. S.M.A.R.T. goals are ones that are: specific, measurable,
attainable, realistic, and timely. For more information on setting
S.M.A.R.T. goals you can
read this article.
reason goal setting is so important to productivity is that we need to focus
on what we need to accomplish. Without a plan, you’re like a driver trying
to maneuver a car without a steering wheel; you have no control over where
the car is going and sooner or later you’re going to crash.
Prioritize Your Goals
like you wouldn’t put slacks on before your underwear, you shouldn’t try to
attack your goals without prioritizing them first.
your goals and consider which ones you need to work on first. Some goals
can be prioritized by deadline, but sometimes you have to consider if this
is a new or repeat client and what the future impact might be on your career
when setting your priorities.
the entire article here
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The Long and
the Short of Romance Writing
© Judy Bagshaw - All Rights Reserved.
story, novella, novel, epic…flash fiction, short short, novelette…it can be
quite confusing trying to figure out where your romance fits in the grand
scheme of things. It all depends on the word count of your work. But how
does one determine the word count of a document? And why is it so important
blunt, the answer to the last question is, it really isn’t. It is
important to know what length the publisher to whom you are submitting wants
the work, but it only needs to be a close estimate. It’s more important for
you as a writer to expend your efforts on writing the best romantic tale you
can, however long it turns out to be.
are a number of ways to determine word count. Most word processing programs
have the capacity to do this for you. In MS Word, you will find it under
Tools. However, not all word processors agree on what constitutes a word,
and not all editors will accept the word processor’s calculation.
count the words—not every one, though. You count the characters in an
average line, divide by six, then count the number of lines on an average
page, and multiply these two numbers together. Multiply this number by the
number of full pages, then round it up to the nearest hundred.
easier method is based on using Courier-type font, 12 point, double spaced
with one inch margins all around the page. You calculate that there are 250
words per page, and multiply the 250 by total number of pages, estimating
for partial pages. This will give you your approximate word count.
a picture of what this means:
pages= 50,000 words
pages = 70,000 words
required word counts can vary from publisher to publisher, it’s important
that you check the posted writer’s guidelines carefully before you submit to
any publisher. Some might even provide their own required “formula” for
determining word count. This has happened to me in the past. Read what they
want and follow the guidelines to the letter.
the entire article here
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