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 […]

7 Writing Exercises and Prompts to Cure Writer’s Block

So, you think you have writer’s block? This can be cured by doing one or all of the writing exercises and prompts below. One of my favorite writing exercises is the Creative Copy Challenge. It’s a great way to ‘test’ out a story to see if it could become a #1 Best Selling novel or […]

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, […]

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 […]