Freedom With Writing – free ebook

Freedom With Writing‘s Ian Chandler is giving away their most recent ebook, “The Freelance Writer’s Battle: How to Shatter the Nine Myths that Stop Freelance Writing Success”. Download available here.

$2k Writing Contest: “Connecting People With Politics”

The Web of Life Foundation is hosting their annual writing competition, with a $1,500 first place prize, and a $500 second place prize. They accept prose of any form, including short stories and essays, for the competition. This year’s theme is “Connecting Politics With People.” The deadline for entry is September 30th, 2016. Submissions shouldContinue reading “$2k Writing Contest: “Connecting People With Politics””

“9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women” by Sarah Cooper “When setting a deadline, ask your coworker what he thinks of doing something, instead of just asking him to get it done. This makes him feel less like you’re telling them what to do and more like you care about his opinions.”  😀  

Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts

Guest blogging is one option to getting your name out there or widening your network. Below is one of the most comprehensive, high-quality list* of blogs that accept guest posts compiled and available on the web, most paying $50 (and up) for posts. Some sites want longer articles, but for the purposes of this list,Continue reading “Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts”

A 40-agers thoughts… pet peeve on career

Some of my work involves draft contracts, this doesn’t make me an attorney. Some projects require me to design flyers, brochures, etc., this doesn’t make me a marketing professional. I am a writer and a grants professional. I have legitimately worked in this capacity since my employment in a biological oceanography professor’s research laboratory at Texas A&M University backContinue reading “A 40-agers thoughts… pet peeve on career”

$35,000 Book Contest – partnership from Penguin & We Need Diverse Books

ROLL OF THUNDER PUBLISHING CONTEST In 1974, the Council on Interracial Books sponsored a writing contest seeking out diverse voices. Mildred D. Taylor was the winner of the African-American segment for the manuscript that became Song of the Trees (Dial, 1975), her first book. It introduced the Logan family and was followed by Roll of Thunder, Hear MyContinue reading “$35,000 Book Contest – partnership from Penguin & We Need Diverse Books”


ClarkesWorld Now Pays Up to $1380 for Short Stories Science Fiction & Fantasy magazine ClarkesWorld just raised their pay rate for authors. Current pay is $0.10 a word for the first 5,000 words, and $.08 cents each word after that. With an allowed maximum of 16,000 words, that means a total payment of up to $1,380. Clarkesworld isContinue reading “News:”

Dear Pepsi-Cola published…

A new book release from a writer friend, Terry Ravenscroft… “Hi Bobby You would be doing me a great favour if you could post the following: My new book Dear Pepsi-Cola (sibling of Dear Coca-Cola) is now published. You can buy a copy here – UK  US  OR If you would like aContinue reading “Dear Pepsi-Cola published…”