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October 15, 2014

In This Issue

10/15/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For October 15th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: The Snowbirds Are Coming! The Snowbirds Are Coming!!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: AUTHORS BEHAVING BADLY
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Writer Spins 24-Hour Short Story Contest Entry Into A Series!
  5. ) Feature Article: How To Compile Your Existing Articles Into A Book!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Can You Pay Writers Via Paypal?
  7. ) Success Story: Writing About The Minutia Of Life Can Be Quite Profitable!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For October 15th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For October 15th
  10. ) Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For October 15th

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AuthorHouse - 424 COPIES (setup fees: $1,993)
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News From the Home Office

The Snowbirds Are Coming! The Snowbirds Are Coming!!

After another hot and humid Florida summer, things are cooling off and the snowbirds are heading back. Starting next month, we'll be expecting lots of visitors...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

AUTHORS BEHAVING BADLY - A Rant By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Sometimes you just gotta rant!

At BookLocker.com, we have published more than 6,000 print and electronic books since 1998. The vast majority of authors we've worked with have been professional and pleasant. Many we now consider family! However, every once in awhile, we get a nasty one. It happens in every industry. Not every customer is nice, nor pleasant, nor even one you want to work with ever again.

Here are some examples...

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Letters To The Editor

Writer Spins 24-Hour Short Story Contest Entry Into A Series!

Hi Angela!

I'm putting together a website that features a series that spun off of one my entries into your 24-Hour Short Story Contest.

Rebecca, Child of the Wilderness

It says, "This story started with the author's entry into the WritersWeekly.com Quarterly 24-Hour Short Story Contest, which has limits on both word count and time to complete the piece. A theme was given to start the imagination of all competitors, with 24 hours to complete and submit the contest entry. Chapter One is a rewrite of that contest entry."

Marlin Woosley

This Week's Article

How To Compile Your Existing Articles Into A Book! By Christine Laws

We have all heard that there is a potential book within each one of us, just waiting to be written. But, what about the book that you have ALREADY written? That book could be hiding in your hard drive, ready to be copied and pasted into a folder of its own...

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Ask The Expert

Can You Pay Writers Via Paypal?

I have reviewed your writer's guidelines and I want to write for you. I am not in the United States. Can you pay for articles using PayPal? - M.R.

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Success Stories

Writing About The Minutia Of Life Can Be Quite Profitable! By Rebecca MacKenzie

It's no secret that everyday experiences are fodder for writers. Readers relate to everyday experiences. Often, though, we writers think we've exhausted all our everyman material, and have nothing to write. Such thinking is nonsense. Right off the cliched top of my head, I can think of a well-known example where writing success has been the result of making something out of nothing: Seinfeld (the "show about nothing").

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For October 15th

FURTHER PROOF THAT NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE SMART, NOR UNSELFISH!
Nancy Snyderman Breaches Ebola Protocol
"Nancy Snyderman, the NBC News doctor who recently returned from Liberia, breached the Ebola protocol for quarantine set for those exposed to others diagnosed with the disease."

IS MICROSOFT USING DMCA NOTICES TO STOP CRITICISM OF WINDOWS?
Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers
"Microsoft has sparked fury among the faithful following a DMCA takedown trawl that snared innocent Windows bloggers."

WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
Fresno heart surgeon sues man for defamation
"A prominent Fresno heart surgeon who's accused of leaving an open-heart surgery before his patient's chest was closed is suing the person who told state investigators about the alleged incident that resulted in a $75,000 fine to Community Regional Medical Center."

"APART FROM LIBEL LAWS, (BLOGGERS ARE) FREE TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT WITH LITTLE COMMERCIAL CONSTRAINT"
Peter Lyons: Why investigative journalism is so important
"A friend rang me recently and laughingly told me I had been pilloried by a blogger over articles I had written. Apparently I shouldn't be teaching in the classroom because of my unfortunate opinions which could negatively influence my students. I am also a pretend economist with no real credentials in the subject."

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For October 15th

PAYING MARKETS

These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

Able, the newspaper for, by and about the disabled
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $50 for 500 words. Submit query by email.

Acres U.S.A.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Soil health articles, organic farming/ gardening techniques, farm profiles, specialty livestock and crop information articles." Pays $0.10/word for 1000-3500 words.

Antioch Review
CURRENT NEEDS: "As always, their best work." Pays $20 per published page.

Transport Topics Publishing Group
CURRENT NEEDS: " We are always looking for talented writers, especially for feature packages." Pays $0.75/word for 800-2000 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Full-time Researcher - Pays $50K-$60K/year + benefits.
Marijuana Business Media / MJ Business Media

Freelance European-based Writer and Copyeditor
FierceWireless

Freelance Writers
Latterly magazine

Freelance Photographers - near St. Louis, MO
Town & Style St. Louis

Freelance Editors and Proofreaders
Papercheck

Freelance Sports Bloggers - near Portland, OR. Pays $10-$20/post.
PortlandSports.com

Freelance Editorial Manager
One Green Planet / onegreenplanet.org

Freelance Editorial Assistant
One Green Planet / onegreenplanet.org

Freelance French, Spanish, Italian German Fiction Translators
online romance-novel publisher

Freelance Editorial Writer/Blogger
Dwellingz.com

Freelance Linkbuilders/Bloggers
outreach and content company

Freelance Blogger - on teaching Japanese. Pays $75.
FluentU

Freelance Copy Writer - for web content. Pays $15-$50.
Internet marketing company

Freelance Web Content Writer
non-profit

Freelance Copyeditor
BuddyTV.com

Freelance Full-time Pharmacist-Course Content Editor - Pays $65/hour. Must have PharmD.
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Freelance Writers
BuddyTV.com

Freelance Writers/Photographers - near Austin. Pays $53.
Shopikon

Freelance Japanese to English Translator - to translate automotive technical materials. This firm is also seeking Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish Translators for other projects.
blind ad

Freelance Outreach Specialist
Global Leadership Adventures

Freelance Editor and Copywriter
Gentle Monster USA

Freelance News & Content Writer
Pinnacle Creative Studio

Freelance Writers - iOS and/or Android experts
wikiHow

Freelance English to Icelandic Translators
Deluxe® Digital Studios

Freelance Transcriptionists - Pays $11-$14/hour.
Accutran Global

MORE >>

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Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over
Real and extraordinary stories of spirit communication from ordinary people like you and me. "Mom, Mom, I saw him! I saw Daddy, Mom!" (Chapter 23) "You must get in touch with your father." (Chapter 12) "There stood Bruce, in the corner of the shower, staring at me." (Chapter 16)
"There, blocking the front door, stood Dad, dressed in his gray slacks, cream-colored, button down, short-sleeved shirt looking like he did in the pictures from the 1950s, not the 90s, when he died." (Chapter 26)

MORE REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over - Volume 2
"There's no need to cry. You think I'm dead, but I'm not. I'm still around." (Chapter 17) "I'm great! I love this place. It's everything my grandfather tried to tell me it was." (Chapter 21) "Kati is out there by the lake. I just saw her. She was waving to me." (Chapter 16) "This is as it should be. I'm all right. I'm happy. And I want you to be happy, too." (Chapter 10)

HALLOWEEN WEDDING PLANNER by Steff Green
You're madly in love and ready to plan the wedding! You and your beloved want a day that everyone will remember, a wedding a little more unusual, more eclectic, more YOU than anything the pre-packaged, doves and roses and pink and white bridal industry could cook up. You want a Halloween Wedding, right?

MY PATHWAY TO SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: A Real-life Beginning to "Proving the Continuity of Life" by Lynn Kent
Real life stories/interviews from the files of a Certified Medium.

THE PINK ROOM by Mark LaFlamme
The world's leading physicist attempts to use the science of string theory to bring his daughter back from the dead. Government agents and a best-selling novelist race to find out if he succeeded. A novel by award winning Maine journalist Mark LaFlamme.

THE SKEPTIC PSYCHIC: An Autobiography into the Acceptance of the Unseen
Ghosts, fairies, aliens...acknowledgment of fears precipitates expanded realities.

JOURNEY TO IMAGILAND by Tom Tullgren
Two young girls arrive in Imagiland on Halloween eve while trying to find their way home. They hoped to find a telephone to call Kristenís father to come and get them. However, they soon discover that the people of Imagiland live a very simple life. They have no electricity - hence no telephones, computers, TVs, nor electric lights!

A PROBLEM WITH GHOSTS? by Christopher Hardwick
Revelations about Ghosts, Spirits, Telepathy and Out-Of-Body Viewing.

GHOSTS OF NOTTINGHAM AND GHOSTS OF LINCOLN - Twin-volume ebook edition by Jenny Cross and Dr. David Cross
Ghost stories and photographs of Nottingham and Lincoln, UK

STALKERS IN SLEAUFORT by Ethel Kouba
Facing a new set of adventures, including Halloween in Sleaufort, nude-suit mud wrestling, poisoned eclairs, a mysterious pirate, a deadly troll, and a diet free of calories, Bixie Lee Biddle returns in Stalkers in Sleaufort, a humorous mystery.

NIAGARA'S MOST HAUNTED: Legends and Myths by Peter Sacco
Thrills and spooks in honeymoon capital of the world - Niagara Falls!

THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY HOLIDAY by Thomas Reed
Jimmy and Kat,13, experience nine unusual adventures on different holidays.

THE OTHER END OF THE DRIVEWAY by Dana Wilde
Essays on the natural world of the Maine woods.

WEST ALONG THE RIVER 2 by David Brule
An eclectic collection of essays and stories about the passage of the seasons along an historic river, rural anthropology, and travels in Ireland, Brittany, and France.

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