Tag Archive: Writing

Write Your Own Cheques

Contributed Post Image source A lot of people simply stumble into jobs. They go to school, get a degree and they take the first job offer to come their way without giving this career choice a second thought. That doesn’t happen with writers. You don’t fall into writing; writing pulls you in. Sometimes that can be in your 40s or later, however, sometimes people are lucky enough to know they are writers from a young age and go to school to study some form of it. But leaving school with a writing degree doesn’t mean you will become the next AA Gill or WHH. A career in writing needs to forged and fought for, tooth and nail, and relentlessly. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t…
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How do I make a second edition of Breaking Down Breaking Bad worthwhile?

Breaking Down Breaking Bad

Back in late 2013, I decided to try an experiment: I decided I’d self-publish a book of television commentary on a show I was obsessed with at the time, Breaking Bad. The result was Breaking Down Breaking Bad. The idea was a culmination of several things coming together at once. I’d had over a decade in journalism and knew I could meet a deadline, and with the show coming to an end it looked like a great time to hit the world with something. I’d also been Editor in Chief for a website devoted to movie and TV criticism for a few years, so I’d been down the “critic” road before (though admittedly, it was never my jam; didn’t enjoy doing reviews then, don’t enjoy…
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Funding Your New Career As A Freelance Writer

Contributed Post (Image Credit) So, you want to get into writing? Well, without any previous experience or qualifications, you may have to start off by yourself. This means finding or creating your own work and trying to get paid for it. Of course, this is a bumpy trail, and it can be hard to get started. So, to help you out, this post will go through some of the best ways to start getting your freelance finances together. When you first start out, you may only have your final paycheck from your last job. Or, if you’re really unlucky, you might not have anything. So, you may need some help from family and friends. If you’re renting a property by yourself, see if you can…
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Authorized Access: Writing A Book For Audiences In 2016 & Beyond

Contributed Post The world of media has evolved massively in recent years. Subsequently, as an author, it’s imperative that you pay attention to the changing climate. The principals of a great story may not have changed. However, the process of turning your book into a success is vastly different from previous generations. If you want to be a commercial success, appreciating these factors is key. First and foremost, you need to be writing for the right reasons. A lack of financial rewards can see you fall off of the pathway to success. Getting yourself back on track by rediscovering your love of the art is key. After all, passion is one of the greatest tools at any author’s disposal. Credit: The initial challenge is to…
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Types of Writing That Will Make You Think and Challenge Your Assumptions

If you’re an avid reader, then it’s easy to get stuck in one way of reading. Maybe you like a particular genre and stick to it faithfully. But this leads to a narrow view of things, and that’s never good. If you really want to open your eyes, you should find writing that makes you think and challenges your assumptions. Here are some forms of writing that will help to make that happen. Writing By People You Disagree With Many people only read writing by people that they know they already agree with. This is understandable because oppositional opinions and views can annoy people. Most of us have our own entrenched ideas, and we don’t particularly want them to be challenged. But by reading more…
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