Tag Archives: Writing

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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The decisions you need to make before you start writing your book

Here is another set of slides from a presentation that Gettysburg Writers Brigade founder, Will Hutchison, made to the group. This one involves some of the choices you need to make as you set out to write your book. You … Continue reading

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Let’s Meet at O’Rorke’s Eatery & Talk About Writerly Things – September 6

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying some time with your families so I’ll keep this short. Come on out and join the Gettysburg Writers Brigade at our meeting this week. If you’re a published writer or a new … Continue reading

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Why I decided to indie publish

  We talked about indie publishing at last week’s Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade meeting. We have both indie and traditional authors in our group so we were able to get insight from both sides.   I’m an indie author, and I … Continue reading

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How to find your story

I’m trying a different type of post today. The Gettysburg Writers Brigade is a group of writers who both support each other and learn from each other. Our group’s founder, Will Hutchison, usually moderates discussions different topics. He also teaches … Continue reading

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Tighten your writing and make it sharper

At the meeting of the Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade last week, we talked about cutting the flab from your writing. One of the first things Will Hutchison recommends is searching out each word that ends in –ly in your writing and … Continue reading

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