I volunteered; I sure did, without so much as a thought of, what if I can’t think of what to write or scarier still, what if people don’t like what I write? Naw, I didn’t think of that, not until I actually sold my idea to Damienb. Now I must follow through. This isn’t exactly Face Book either where I can count on family and friends to like whatever I write, but then who ever got to be a paid writer by writing just for family and friends? Nobody that’s who! So I will swallow my pride and all my … Read more
I have been fortunate enough to be accepted as a blogger for this fantastic site, and I am looking forward to the coming weeks and months. Newbie-writers is a source of inspiration and support for many writers – both newbies and ‘veterans’ – and to be able to contribute in some small way is a pleasure.
For my first post, I thought I would just introduce myself briefly. My name is Jim Grange, and I am a PhD student researching in the field of Cognitive Psychology. I have a fair amount of writing experience during the course of … Read more
Last year, after quite a lot of soul searching, I made the decision to pursue a freelance writing career. I was happy now have a career path to pursue. Enthusiastic and ready to begin my journey, I sat down at my lap-top computer and pounded out a two page business plan and goals for the year.
As the year started, I was a little nervous but ambitious. I sent out my first set of article queries and hoped to hear something form someone. I heard about a few online writing groups that would publish my work. Miss-guided I signed up … Read more
Everyone who visits this website has a love of writing; whether it is journalistic, in depth feature style articles, short stories, novels, or poetry, writing is a pleasure that satisfies a deep part of our souls. Yet, not everyone who has a love of writing can write well – yet!
Writing is a craft that takes a lifetime to learn, refine, and enjoy before you become a true master. Even the most famous authors suffer through personal doubts, changes from editors, rejections from publishers, and criticism from readers. This is part of the process of writing.
You can write only … Read more
Dawn has some high quality posts and me not being a writer probably shouldnt post up on here! However being the nerd I am, I was never ever happy with the Writer’s Quill theme I chose for our blog. It became one of those things whereby we decided on a blog, I got it running and searched for “writing themes.” Only one available I installed it and put a “must get to that” note in my head.
So months later I happened to be at the WordPress site for some tech help (which is useless I might add) … Read more