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Freelance Writing for Pregnancy and Baby Magazines by Brenda Stokes Barron → AH, THE PARENTING AND BABY MARKET. It's potential is lucrative. After all there are 24.5 million children between the ages of 0 and 5 in the United States today, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means a lot of parents are looking for information about how to effectively raise their families. That's a lot of moms-to-be trying to prepare for their little ones' arrivals. And that's a whole lot of moms and dads attempting to navigate the wild world of parenthood ...
Writing for Publications vs. Writing for Corporations by Melissa Kravitz → DR. LAURA CARD, an English professor at Brigham Young University and an award-winning fiction author, once said, "Writing is writing is writing"—meaning, all writing, at some stage, is the same. Words are words and when they're put together in different ways a story is born. When you chose to become a writer, you probably didn't dream of writing 40-word product descriptions or editing press releases to sound less literary. Or maybe that was your dream, which makes me wonder if you truly aspire to be bored and poor forever? ...
How Freelance Writers Can Generate More Assignments from Past Editors by Clara Freeman →IT DOESN'T MATTER if you are a newbie or seasoned freelance writer; there will be periods of paid freelance writing dry spells, where you'll have to find ways to supplement your writer's income. When the ebb and flow of jobs seem to ebb as opposed to flow, it's time to use your writer's ingenuity to create your own opportunities, instead of waiting for opportunities to come knocking ...
How to Write 'ABOUT US' Pages that Engage Readers by Brian Hunt → ABOUT US PAGES can be a wonderful opportunity to make a company or organization shine but most of them are too often wasted words on a page that no one reads. It doesn't have to be this way and I'm going to offer a simpler way to help you write a better page. In my book and to my seminar audiences, I share a little secret about web audiences—your readers don't care about you or your company ...

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NEW Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 05/012015
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Sample Query Letter Templates
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