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Writing Utilities. Self-Publishing Houses. Literary Tools. Crowdfunding For Authors. By now, you’re probably familiar with the concept of crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding For Authors

Seeking pre-orders and offering the community you’ve already built – or are endeavoring to build – the opportunity to get in on the ground level to help fund your project-in-the-making is not exactly a new idea, but the tools to make it happen are now accessible to everyone via the Internet. Platforms dedicated to connecting artists and writers with an audience inclined to be a patron of the arts abound, but there’s more to the process than simply extending a virtual hand.

45 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts. 45 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts If you’re looking to get your name out there or widen your network, guest posting is a wonderful option.

45 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts

To give you a jump start, we’ve compiled one of the most comprehensive, high-quality lists available on the web. These 45 blogs all accept guest posts and pay $50 for posts. Some of these sites will pay more than $50, while others pay up to $50. Some sites want longer articles, but to us, a guest post is a non-contractual appearance on a site. All of these sites are looking for guest writers and freelancers to enrich their sites, and we want to share these opportunities just for you. Lifestyle/Entertainment Dorkly publishes articles about pop culture, covering topics such as anime, video games, movies, and television. Gumroad. 21 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing 2.0.

How to self-publish an ebook. A while back I wrote a column titled "Self-publishing: 25 things you need to know," which was mostly about how to create and sell your own paper book.

How to self-publish an ebook

After folks asked me to do something similar for e-books, I created this article, which has now been updated a few times. I begin with one caveat: The whole e-book market is rapidly evolving, and a lot of self-publishing companies are offering e-book deals bundled into their print book publishing packages, which makes them harder to break out and evaluate. It's all quite complicated, and in an effort to sort through the confusion, I've decided to offer a few basic tips and present what I think are some of the best options out there for creating an e-book quickly and easily. As things change -- and they will -- I'll do my best to keep this column up to date. Tips: Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know.

Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012.

Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

How (& Where) to Get a Short Story Published. Maybe you’re an avid short-story writer.

How (& Where) to Get a Short Story Published

Or you write novels but are trying your hand at something briefer. Or a chapter from your novel-in-progress works as a self-contained story. Or you’re in a writing group or workshop that’s focusing on short fiction. However you did it, you did it—you wrote and revised (and further revised) a short story. Now’s the time to send it off into the real world. But where? When pursuing publication of short fiction, you have several options. What John Cleese, Stephen King, Paul Simon and Anthony Trollope Can Teach You About Creativity. Anthony Trollope was one of the world’s most creative writers.

What John Cleese, Stephen King, Paul Simon and Anthony Trollope Can Teach You About Creativity

In the 1800’s he regularly released novels over 700 pages in length, multiple times a year, and wrote whole series so long in length that Lord of the Rings looks like a short story. And, he did all of this while working a full time job for the British Postal Service. According to Stephen King in his book On Writing, he was able to stay so creative for one simple reason – his process: “He wrote for two and a half hours before work. This schedule was ironclad. If he finished a book in that time too, he’d simply write The End, set it aside, and start writing his next book. Now you’re probably thinking, “Wow, that’s insane! The truth is, a creative process is all you need to be more creative. Create beautiful photo narratives - Exposure. This-writing-tool-lets-you-write-and-mail-letter-your-future-self-and-get-five-years.

Anyone who’s ever interviewed for a job has probably found themselves pondering or having to answer the question “Where do you see yourself in five years?”


I don’t know about you, but this question generally sends me into a panic. How should I know? Do I look like the Amazing Kreskin? Right now I’m not even sure where my next paycheck is coming from, so can we deal with these next few weeks or, perhaps more manageably, apply Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s philosophy of taking life ten seconds at a time? That’s more my speed.

The truth is, however, that teachers, motivational speakers, employers, and career coaches ask this question for a legitimate reason: the “imagine yourself in five years” visualization helps us to remain mindful of the fact that we’re always moving forward, and we’re more likely to get where we want to go if we keep our eyes on the road ahead. The concept is simple: write yourself a letter and receive it in five years. Beacon — Crowdfunding Journalism. Self Publishing and Book Promotion For Authors. The Oatmeal Grammar Pack. Comment on Self-publishing - LOL.