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What To Do When A Site Republishes Your Writing Without Permission | | Beyond Your Blog. Guest Post by Jennifer Oradat (DISCLAIMER: I have familiarized myself with issues of copyright law through misery, mistakes, and loads of misinformation, but I’m a writer, not an expert in intellectual property. Since I’m not an attorney of any sort, this isn’t legal advice, and shouldn’t be treated as such.)

Scraping. Repost, republish, reprint. Theft. Tomato, to-mah-to. No matter what you call it, there’s is little more infuriating to a writer than to discover that your work has been published without your consent. Scraping, or the republishing of all or part of an author’s work without consent, has been a recurring problem in the blogosphere that has left lots of us at our wits’ ends. First thing’s first: you have to understand the underlying basics of copyright law.

Copyright is automatic and free of charge. TL;DR — Copyright law protects your original creative works…automatically and for free. After that, recognize that attribution and permission are not the same thing. 1. 2. 3. 22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them. Wise Bread Picks You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, what can you do? Good news! There are a lot of websites, small and large, that will pay you regardless of experience. If you've ever looked at a greeting card and thought, "I could do that," written a poem or short fiction, thought you could do a better job on a research based article than what you've read online, are an expert hobbyist or more, you could be earning hundreds or thousands in extra income a year. Below is a list of 22 sites that pay for your writing. It isn't comprehensive, but is merely meant to provide a wide range of examples of paid writing opportunities. 1.

ADDitude is an online magazine is devoted to providing strategies and support for people who are living with ADHD and other learning disabilities. 2. Vaping is all the rage right now. 3. 4. 5. 6. Obsessed with toy trains? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Editing - Jeni Chappelle. Free 10-page sample edit For all editing services (please note: this does not include the manuscript assessment), you’ll receive an annotated manuscript with my notes. I use the Track Changes feature in Word so you can accept and reject edits individually, and you’ll always know what I’ve changed. All page estimates are based on the standard: 250 words per page. Developmental and content editing Developmental editing focuses on the elements of storytelling and can take place at any point in the writing process.

I help you plan and organize your book through personal feedback and editing. Copyediting and proofreading Copyediting includes minor corrections like spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar – as well as notes and suggestions on unclear wording and awkward sentences. Manuscript assessment If you’re not ready for editing yet but just want to know what works and what needs work in your book, a manuscript assessment may be the best choice. Not sure which you need? How Colors Influence People: The Psychology Of Color In Business Marketing. "Color has long been understood to be something which appeals greatly to our visual senses, and it is frequently a tool utilized in marketing. Countless studies have found that particular colors have their own effects on consumers, with some colors stimulating areas of the brain in ways which will either promote excitement or tranquility.

In this manner, corporations and popular businesses and brands can easily target their market simply by picking the right combination of colors to visualize their marketing campaign, logo, content and website. How are you incorporating color into your website design? " Take a look at the below infographic and learn how colors influence people.Click image to enlarge. Ultimately, the use of color in marketing and business can be fine tuned dependent on one's need. Courtesy of: homestead. How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers. NetGalley: Digital Galleys & Book Review Copies. Writing a Synopsis for Your Novel: A Scary But Useful Exercise | Holly Robinson. I've been writing fiction for a long time. As in, forever. I was one of those kids who read novels inside my regular textbooks in school, and by college I was sending stories to magazines.

Despite deciding to become a doctor and majoring in biology, I kept writing, until finally I chucked all other career plans and said those startling words aloud: "I want to be a writer. " More specifically, "I want to write a novel. " Many years later -- after two marriages, five children, two cross-country moves, trekking the Himalaya, and forging a career as a freelance writer -- I finally sold a memoir to Random House. I still couldn't sell my novels, which by now numbered six, so I self-published a novel. Two weeks later, my agent sold one of my novels to New American Library/Penguin.

Why not? What is a synopsis, anyway? Wrong. Writing the synopsis of that novel-in-progress took me a week and left me parched, diminished, and terrified. And guess what? "Do you have anything else? " Um, no. 1. 2. 3. 4. 101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams. 13 Blog Post Blunders You Should Avoid (And What to Do Instead) Evolution of a Book Cover (aka Dude, that’s fickin awesome! How’d u do that?) | H.M. Ward: New York Times Bestselling NA Romance & YA Author. It’s been drawn to my attention that I have an unusual perspective when it comes to being a writer. Not only do I write and market all my books, but I also create the covers–from scratch. And not stock photography, pre-fabby, template kinda scratch.

I’m talking non-Betty Crocker insta-cover, going-the-full-mile kinda scratch. The kind of covers that truly start with nothing but a camera and an idea. Here’s what I got to work with. (Yes, I am speaking in my muppet urban vernacular in this post, because it’s fun and trendy, so you’ll have to deal). You see this? We usually shoot a few different outfits, something plain–but who likes plain? Next, I find stuff that will help the flow of the final image and tie into the story. After the model is set up, we start shooting. Most images tend to be low-key (dark images with a lot of black) since that reflects the mood of the Demon Kissed series. I can’t tell you how important it is to make sure the mood of the book matches the mood of the cover.

Google Authorship: The Complete Handbook for Getting Respect, Readers, and Rankings - Boost Blog Traffic. As an online writer, you’re always interested in new ways to get traffic, right? Of course you are. And with good reason. You’re serious about your craft, you take pride in your content, and you want – in fact deserve – the widest possible audience. And more traffic means more readers. More subscribers. So if Google introduced a new feature, designed to help writers just like you to get more traffic, you’d want to know about it.

You certainly wouldn’t thrust your head in the proverbial sand and pretend it didn’t exist. Well, Google has introduced such a feature. It’s called Google Authorship. The Embarrassing Problem Google Needed to Solve Let’s face it; some people on the web are more trusted than others. People like Leo Babauta, Chris Brogan, Brian Clark and (ahem) Jon Morrow. Then there are people we don’t trust. But until recently, Google couldn’t tell the difference between Chris and Kris. Why Google Doesn’t Trust You as a Writer Of course it knew all about which sites to trust. To Blog Or Not To Blog: Is It Really Necessary? “There are millions of blogs out there. What’s the point of adding another to the mix? What are the chances that my blog will stand out from the hordes of others competing for the limited attention of readers?”

Sound familiar? Many writers feel this way, but is it a sound argument? Go ahead and change “blog” to “book” and re-read the above three sentences. Uh-oh. So, let’s assume that if you feel your book has a chance of standing out, despite all those that came before, then so does your blog. But the bigger question that I think writers are really asking is this: will the results I receive from a blog be worth the time I put into it?

Many articles have been written–with proponents on both sides of the issue–as to whether blogging is a necessary and effective tool for authors wanting to “get known” and sell more books. In other cases, writers are told to blog “for the love of it”. And if you hate it, stop. Fortunately, this isn’t just one more article to admonish you into starting a blog. Share Your Writing - free publishing, free stories, free poems, free novels. Query Shark. Author's Guide to Self Promotion : Write2Publish.