Freelance Writers Watch Out for Publication Predators

Recently, a photographer contacted me on behalf of a designer she worked with. This designer paid for an article to run in a lifestyle magazine I wrote for. The photographer found a comment I left on a blog post that was about the magazine not paying freelance writers. Lo and behold, they’re up to their […]

June 2011 Writing Contests

If you have never entered a writing contest, you may want to try it. You never know who’ll read your poems, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, or screenplays. The fees are usually under $100 — some are free. Don’t let a fee of $10, $15, $25, or $50 hold you back. Think about it this way. […]

5 Reasons to Co-Author a Book

Like me, my sister has many writing ideas. However, she’s a bit shy about writing and is unsure about the entire book writing process. She has a great idea for a parenting book and since I own DEOR Consulting, a parent and teen life coaching, consulting, and educating company, I mentioned to her that we […]

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, […]