Packaging a Presentation
What’s in your package?
Do you have:
Plus, of course, your work itself. All organized in clips, articles, or the books themselves (depending on which medium you use).
Do you have a package?
Of course, we all have a package to present to the world.… Read the rest
Publishable and Practical
You’ve got the greatest idea! It’s sure to be a billion dollar blockbuster, rivaling Stephen King and that other writer whose name you can’t quite remember though it’s on the tip of your tongue.
But, is your idea a good one, really? Some of our ideas seem really super charged at the time, when we have that first burst of passion as the idea evolves.… Read the rest
Have you really worked on networking? Really gotten serious about your contacts and your contact’s contacts? Who do they know that you don’t know, yet.
Think of the six degrees of separation theory. It’s not who you know right now that counts but who you could get to know through your cousin Pat’s hair dresser. You might have a connection to a big wig editor at Harlequin and not even know it.… Read the rest
You Need a PIM
Do you remember that woman you emailed about writing that article? You know, the one you met on that website the other night. Remember, she had that really cool email address, you were sure it would be easy to remember, it’s on the tip of your pen… if only you had kept track of that information.… Read the rest
Setting up a Home Office on the Cheap
Not everyone can decide to freelance write and then go out and buy up a storm. Likely those are very few and far between. So, for most of us we are looking for ways to cut corners without leaving out something or making ourselves feel we are second rate.
First, consider what you really need versus what it would be nice to have.… Read the rest
The Email Subject Line
Lovely, luscious readers, tonight I have two, count them, two great, sensational, momentous ideas for you! Can you tell I’m kind of enthusiastic tonight? !! Too much coffee I fear. But it was GOOD coffee!
Anyway, idea number one. Next time you need to write a short bio for yourself pick up a magazine. Have you ever read the bios they print for the contributing writers.… Read the rest
Trying to be Professional
How professional are you? What impression do you make with potential editors, clients and other writers?
Last year I joined up with a well known online community (Note: When I originally wrote this I named the site. I decided not to name them in the newsletter thanks to advice from subscribers to my InkSplatters list) to write a regular column about the Internet.… Read the rest
We all have some goals as a writer. Whether you have written them down or just keep them somewhere in your head, they are there. Are they good goals, goals that inspire you to keep going or are you making goals into a torment for yourself? Having high goals may actually keep you from getting where you want to be.… Read the rest