Freelance Writers Be like Santa Claus and Check the Facts Twice

The journalists at the The NY Times are revered as some of the best journalists in the world. However, in a recent article about a ‘whiteout’ at the Academy Awards, it’s believed they misrepresented how many African Americans won an Oscar. Barbara Walters brought this up on the February 14, 2011 episode of The View […]

How Writing about Loss Can Help You and Others

Did you lose your mom or dad at an early age? Did your best friend die suddenly in a car accident? Writing about loss can be therapeutic. You’ll purge and release your feelings from your mind, body, and spirit. Keeping all of that emotion inside isn’t good for your health. Your book could create a […]

Savvy-Writer’s Interview with Jeff Herman

As promised, here’s the interview with Jeff Herman, author of Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2011, 21E: Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over! (Jeff Herman’s Guide … Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents). This comprehensive book is a dream come true for writers that want to […]

Writers Keep Track of Your Query Letters

I’m sending out query letters to literary agents for my non-fiction book for teens. I also sent out a few query letters for my children’s picture book. Thank goodness for programs like Excel and Microsoft Office OneNote. I can use either program to track my query letters and to create a database of contacts. I’m […]