Archive for January, 2013

To Be Taken Seriously, Master These Essential Skills

To Be Taken Seriously, Master These Essential Skills

By Dorothy Love

If you’re interested in getting published, it’s best not to look like an amateur. I’m suggesting three skills that any aspiring author must master if he/she hopes to be taken seriously where it counts–with agents, editors, and ultimately, with readers.

First, master the fine points of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Invest in a copy of The Chicago Manual of Style. When you have a question about [...]

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A New Blogging Contest – and Another Writing Opportunity

Make sure to read to the bottom – there are TWO writing opportunities in this post!

Now that we’re into the new year, and the new month, it’s time for another blogging contest, which will benefit a Christ-focused ministry. And the winners get paid writing assignments!

The current contest, which closes on January 31 at 10am ET, is titled One Hundred Percent, and supports Wellspring International, an outreach of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, an organization that  supports ministries who seek to save [...]

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Exciting Challenge Changes for 2013

Only one more day until the FaithWriters Writing Challenge starts up again, and there are some new, exciting changes you might want to know about.

First of all, until now, entering was only available to paying members of Faithwriters (Gold and Platinum). Starting in 2013, ANYONE can enter up to four times. Silver members now have a total of four “credits” – allowing them to enter the writing challenge any four weeks they wish for free. It’s a chance to give [...]

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