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Rotten Reviews from Rotten Writers
I started my blog, The Writer’s Scrap Bin, to provide support to fellow writers, whether they are aspiring or well established, and build a community of writers that build each other up, not tear each other down. I’ve just never understood why we can’t help each other. We all have our own genres, styles, and niches, so why can’t we share readers and rejoice in each other’s success? Unfortunately, not all writers think that way, and not just in modern times. We’ve been jerks to each other for quite a while. The proof is in Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews & Rejections.
Why I Won’t Read a Book on Writing
I know, I know “who am I to not listen to Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, or you (the person who probably wrote tons of articles on writing).” You know what, I’m Jay. And I have my reasons.
Ten of the Best Books for Writers
1. Stephen King: On Writing Now I happen to think that Stephen King is one of the best storytellers alive. No matter how absurd his initial premise – A car is alive! A clown in the drains! Phones turn you into zombies! – he does it with such conviction and imagination that you suspend all disbelief.
The 1000 Words
Hardly anyone knows what I do; my field is uncommon, and the degree required can be lengthy depending on what type of role you want to pursue. Most times, even when I do disclose either my title or field, people still say, "huh??"
There Is A Reason Why I Don't Stick With One Niche In Writing.
I love writing, just as much as I love reading. Reading feeds my imagination, while writing sets my imagination free. I often get advised by other writers to 'stick with one niche.'
Vocal is a diary for me
I am not an award winning author. I am also not a professional author. But I enjoy writing and find that it is a meaningful hobby. I have also found that publishing stories on Vocal serves as a cathartic experience. I do not have a lot of viewers read my stories and that is okay! But that also means that I am not writing for an audience per se. Hence, the theme of this article.
How Having a “Highfalutin” Job Title Can Actually Work Against You in Your Career
Overview As a strategic management professor and consultant, I try not to rely too heavily on my own stories from a 30-plus year career (yes, that does tell you, dear reader, that I am of “a certain age”). However, a recent news story really struck a chord with me, as it was on point with my own experience.
Writers on Writing: Ernest Hemingway
About a month ago, I read an article on here by Following the Flow called "Why 'Write Drunk: Edit Sober' is Terrible Advice". The author discusses their own experience with trying this advice with disastrous results. In addition to being entertained, I was reminded of a post that I wrote for my blog, The Writer's Scrap Bin, over five years ago on the same writing advice. Unlike most people, I do not interpret that advice literally.
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Jennete McCurdy: 5 revelations about her ordeal as a child star
Jennette McCurdy has published her first book entitled I'm Glad My Mom Died, where she reveals the ordeal she suffered as a child star. The 30-year-old actress starred in the Nickleodeon series iCarly, alongside Miranda Cosgrove, during which time she had a very difficult time. The TV series was very successful and apparently everyone was very happy, which was not true. During that time, Jennette suffered abuse, maternal manipulation, eating disorders, among other ailments.
How to Increase Your Personal Presence | Issac Qureshi
Do you want to be more successful in your personal and professional life? If so, then you need to learn how to increase your presence. This skill can help you achieve anything you want in life. In this article, we will discuss some tips from an expert on how to improve your presence. Follow these tips, and you will be well on your way to success.
The Complete Guide to the Killer Sales Page Website 2022
You already know that your most valuable tool for Internet marketing is your sales page website. It is where customers arrive to learn more about your digital product page, make an immediate purchasing choice, and learn more about it. That seems very simple, right?
The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Making Money Online
When I was a teenager, the internet was still in its infancy. My family had just gotten our first computer, and it occurred to me that there could be money to be made online. So I started asking around about how to start an online business — and for some reason, my teachers thought it would be a good idea for me to use their classroom computers after school hours! In today’s world of instant information, starting an online business has become far easier than it once was, but there’s still plenty of room for growth among young entrepreneurs who are willing to put in the work. Here’s what you need to know about making money on the internet if you’re under 30:
Ten Tricks to Selling Your Books in Person
Aside from being a novelist, I have spent quite a lot of time working tables at fairs and farmers' markets. I'm also familiar with the work that goes into administering vendor tables and organizing festivals. On other days, I worked at an independent bookstore where I could sell my books directly to the public on my days in the store. With all that in mind, let me give you my ten tricks:
How You Make Money in an Hour
Imagine how considerably more you could give to the wants of others, how considerably more you could devote to your expansion and development, and the liberty that comes with no longer worrying about paying your charges.
How to Build a Strong Brand
Your brand is more than a simple logo and slogan. It’s the essence of who you are and what you stand for, and it plays a massive role in how people interact with you. Your brand also influences how you communicate with your customers and interact with them. Building a solid brand takes much work; these steps can help you get started.
Is Internet Marketing Working For You?
Deciding if your Internet showcasing effort is working for you is a vital piece of the publicizing system. This is so significant on the grounds that while there is a lot of Internet promotion that should be possible without a lot of costs, different kinds of Internet showcasing do have monetary expenses related to them. Likewise, in the two cases, there is a significant investment weight to coordinating the Internet promotion.
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