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Writer to Writer - March 2009 - Issue Two

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I have a few projects that I hope to finish soon, and expect to tell you about them in the next newsletter. As you know, my aim is to help as many writers as possible earn a decent income from their writing, and the projects I mentioned are no different. Look out for them soon!

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Okay, time to move onto the current issue!

This month we have a guest writer - Karolina Blaha-Black has written an interesting article about taking online courses, and what they can do for your writing career. This information applies to experienced and new writers, so do take the time to read it.

Okay, that's it from me - time to sit back and enjoy this issue.

Til next time…



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Hit a rut in your work?
Take an online writing course!

Karolina Blaha-Black - All Rights Reserved


Several years ago, I hit a serious rut in my writing. I didn’t have any good ideas, I was getting rejection after rejection, my queries lacked the necessary chutzpah, and after a while I didn’t even feel I needed to write ever again, because I felt that I wasn’t talented enough. I realized that I needed a booster shot, something that would get me on the path to writerdom again. I decided to take the next logical step and take an online writing course.


I knew that online classes are a good way to sharpen up on what’s new in the industry and how to get acceptance letters again. I decided to take a course on how to Break into Magazine Writing at a local university, which offered courses from business to travel writing and everything in between.


The class lasted several weeks and consisted of series of online lectures, exercises, group discussions, and of course, homework. The overall experience was great. Not only did the instructor answered all my questions, I found out that I could learn from the other students as well. There were not only unpublished writers in our class, but also seasoned pros and/or published writers like me that had hit a low in their career. The online class provided just the right spark to get their creativity flowing again.


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