The Bottom Line with Rebecca: Query Letters

I wrote a children’s picture book and a non-fiction book for teens. I decided to focus solely on querying literary agents for my non-fiction book for teens. It’s been a great and somewhat confusing experience. Like you, I’ve read every book and visited many blogs that tell you how to write your query. I revised […]

7 Key Differences Between Rich and Poor Authors

Are you dreaming of becoming a published author? Do you want to become a rich or poor author? Do you know the difference? Many writers want to become published authors, but they don’t know how to become a rich and successful author. It’s fantastic if you visualize your book on the #1 Best Sellers List, […]

Exercise Your Writing Skills with Writing Prompts

I discovered the Creative Copy Challenge in 2009. Shane Arthur provides writers with 10 random words, and they write and post short stories using the words. You post your story in the comment section and bold the 10 words. If you’re contemplating beginning a novel, non-fiction book, or short story, you could use the Creative […]

Stop Being a Perfect Writer!

My mom’s reading Betrayal by Fern Michaels, one of her favorite authors. She was entertained and surprised to find errors throughout the book. How can a book by a well known author be published with errors? Isn’t an editor supposed to catch and correct errors? It makes me wonder why writers put extreme amounts of […]

Freelance Writers Can Learn from the Soap Opera One Life to Live

You may think that you can’t learn from watching TV, especially soap operas, but you can. Since I’m interested in writing for TV and films, I watch television programs and movies. I’m enjoying One Life to Live which can be watched at your convenience at ABC.com. The writing is hilarious when it comes to the […]