Writers' Ezines: WritersWeekly
March 7, 2013 7:12pm CST
Writers' ezines are electronic newsletters you subscribe to by entering your email at the site for often free information. The good ones offer articles on the writing crafts, business practices, new, ideally paying, markets and contests to send your writing off to in hopes of publication. One of my favorite writers' ezines is WritersWeekly, "the highest circulation writing ezine in the world." Edited and published by Angela Hoy, owner of BookLocker publishing house, WritersWeekly delivers all the above plus industry news and warnings about publications and situations to avoid. Links to the markets, warnings and writers' forum pages are easily found beneath the title. WritersWeekly has earned top ranking in recommended reading lists for freelance writers many times over the years. If you'd like to make a bit more money with your writing, WritersWeekly should be in your email inbox and on your bookmarks.
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 13
I certainly could have done with this information when I was at the height of my writings, but sadly at the time the internet hadn't come into fruition, and I was still typing out my works on an electronic typewriter, even the humble word processor wasn't the big thing back then. I used to buy magazines to see if I could get my stories published, there was also of course the Readers Digest, but it was very difficult to get anything published. I never earnt any money from my works, albeit most of what I wrote was for my eyes only and I didn't feel it was good enough to turn professional. Now, there is a wealth of information out there for writers and how to get your works published.
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 13
Exactly I use Mylot also as a way to keep my touch typing speeds up, I got my RSA Stage 1 at college with distinction, as I have got older my speeds have slowed down a great deal. Sadly it is not my profession, once a upon a time I would have of loved to have been a writer.
• United States
20 Apr 13
Heya wolfs old buddy! Well do I remember all the old typewriters and classes and speed goals. Even when things went from manual to Selectric, I had trouble getting my speed up to 40wpm until I moved to a major US city and did an enormous data entry project for a metropolitan police department, 20+ years of dispatch call records - all by myself. At one point, the records chief, whose office my desk was in, clocked me at 100 wpm and threatened to ticket me for smoking his keyboard. I considered that my typing certificate with distinction. Good times. It prepared me for what I do today, writing and sharing writing markets. I agree with you both, convos here at mylot and elsewhere keep us sharp.
13 Mar 13
Wow this must be your profession, I know what you mean by the old typewriters, in highschool I was able to type 73 words per minute on a standard not electric. I remember I received a certificate for this, that was many years ago I find now this doing (discussions) is helping me to get back into it. I used to be good at spelling now I am looking up words in my dictionary all the time, ha ha. Hopefully if you kept your work you could still get it published, what a shame you felt it was not good enough I'll bet it was great (most writers I heard are humble).
13 Mar 13
Hi wolfie, thanks for welcoming me. Well I have the utmost respect for any writer this is all new to me. I have always enjoyed writing and reading, there sure is a lot of work involved in this as I am learning every day. I am by no means a professional, as it is I am learning from them, but I am so glad for the computer and sites like e-zines we should never take it for granted.
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