Just Write BlogCarnival for April 18

Welcome to the April 18, 2008 edition of just write.


Thursday Bram presents Re-thinking My Stance on International Projects posted at thursdaybram.com, saying, “Freelancers often have to make choices about which types of projects they’ll take on. Lately, I’ve been rethinking one of my project criteria.”

Amy Munnell presents Penny for Your Thoughts…Markets for Essays posted at 3 Questions…and Answers, saying, “A discussion of the many types of essays plus a list of markets for everything from op-ed to personal narratives to social commentary.”

Encouragement for Writers

Jim Murdoch presents Is there anybody out there? posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, “A blog about the pros and cons of setting and running a literary blog. Contains links to a number of literary blogs.”

Love Affair With Words

Amy Munnell presents Interview…with author/columnist Darrell Huckaby posted at 3 Questions…and Answers.

Jim Murdoch presents Thunder storms, blinding lights and soggy toast posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, “A discussion of writers’ epiphanies”

James DeLelys presents WORDS » Articles posted at WORDS, saying, “Prejudice…”

The Writing Life

P.L. Frederick presents Oh, The Places You’ll Go (At Building #19) posted at Small and Big.

Aaron Crocco presents A Supportive Environment posted at Aaron Crocco: Copious Notes, saying, “This entry talks about how working in a non-writing environment can hamper the drive to write.”

Writing Mechanics

Amy Munnell presents Workshops & Retreats…Alaska Writers Guild Speculative Fiction Conference posted at 3 Questions…and Answers.

Writing Tips

Amy Munnell presents All the World’s a Stage…Playwriting Markets posted at 3 Questions…and Answers, saying, “Want to Play….Markets for Playwrights”

Ben Hamilton presents That Block posted at Ben Talks….

Kathleen Gage presents Many authors miss a great opportunity for selling their books posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, “Most authors are on the lookout for effective ways to gain visibility for their books and spark the interest of potential readers/buyers. One method that is gaining popularity is for the author to offer a chapter from their book to the reader at no cost. The most effective way to do this is with an instant download from the author’s blog or website.

Although a great way to gain exposure for a book, most authors will not realize much marketing success with this strategy for a couple of reasons.”

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