Category Archives: Tips & Quotes

Check out these great writer’s websites!

During last week’s meeting of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade, we looked at some of the favorite writer’s websites of our members. These are sites that have lots of useful information for writers. We took a look at each of the … Continue reading

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Novel writing tips from a playwright

At last week’s meeting of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade, we talked about things that novelists can learn from playwrights and screenwriters. The top three things that were agreed upon were: Writing tighter. Creating sharper dialogue. Portraying emotion through movement and … Continue reading

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Pricing your book to maximize sales and profit

When you’re an indie publisher, you control much of the process of publishing your book. Last week, the Gettysburg Writers Brigade talked about how to price your book to maximize your sales and profit. Author Gail Furford spoke about her … Continue reading

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How to get more freelance writing assignments (Part 1)

I’ve been doing freelance writing in one form or another for 25 years now. When I started out, I was getting only a few assignments to write articles. Nowadays, I have plenty of work, and the best part is that … Continue reading

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Having realistic pay expectations

When the members of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade talk about markets where we can publish our work. Around the Gettysburg area, the local magazines pay 10 cents to 50 cents a word. I also write for magazines all over the … Continue reading

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How much should you charge for your writing?

I’m often asked by new writers what they should charge for an article. My answer is that it is often not up to the writer. The publication will make an offer, and you can decide whether to accept it or … Continue reading

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Developing your book marketing plan

Rosemary Hutchison talked to the Gettysburg Writers Brigade about the book marketing plans she has put together for her husband, Will. The one thing I noted about her talk is that she said a marketing plan forces an author to … Continue reading

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