Archive for the Writing & Publishing Category

How to Create a Resume to Apply for a Blogging Job

Posted in Blogs, Careers, Writing & Publishing on November 24, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Love to write? Love to rant? Maybe you could land a paid blogging job. Competition is tough, but blogging jobs are everywhere and can be a nice supplement to other income. Since you’ll likely be competing with several other folks for blogging positions, it’s best to put your best foot forward in terms of your resume. Here are some tips on creating a resume to sell your experience.

How to Host an Author Party

Posted in Writing & Publishing with tags , , , , on November 10, 2007 by thedifferencenow

host an author party

Know an author you want to help recognize? Perhaps you’re helping with the PR for a friend’s new book? Or maybe your book group just wants to celebrate the wordsmith of your choice? Hosting an author party can be easy to pull off and great fun as well. Here are some tips to ensure your soirée is a success.

How to Write a Complaint Letter

Posted in Writing & Publishing with tags , , , on November 9, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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There will be times in your life when you’ll need to get an issue resolved. No one truly likes complaining, but on occasion this is the only way to bring up a concern to settle a grievance. Complaint letters can be very effective if used properly. Here are some guidelines to help you get results.

How to Do a Virtual Book Tour

Posted in Writing & Publishing with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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The world of publishing has changed drastically over the years, and many authors are now required to do their own marketing. Even with a traditional publisher, funds for marketing may be limited. Instead of hopping in the car to promote your book all over town, consider doing a virtual tour. An online (or virtual) tour can be a cost-effective yet successful way to promote your work, and you can even reach people you wouldn’t normally. To start a blog tour, follow these steps.

How to Write a Love Poem

Posted in Writing & Publishing with tags , , , , on November 5, 2007 by thedifferencenow

write a love poem

Now, you know I’ve written a lot of poems in my days.  I started writing poetry as a child, and I’ve never stopped.  I write about all kinds of things, but I find that writing a poem for someone as a gift can be a wonderfully unique way to express your feelings.

Before you roll your eyes, it’s not as hard as it sounds.  I mean, it doesn’t haven’t to be Robert Frost, if you know what I mean.  You’re not going to publish the poem, you’re going to give it to someone who already cares about you.  With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you out.  

If you’re so inclined, feel free to email me or comment here with your poem once you’re finished.  And by all means, let me know how it goes when you give it to your special someone.  Good luck! 

How to Turn Your Personal Experience Into a Book

Posted in Writing & Publishing with tags , , , on November 1, 2007 by thedifferencenow

turn your personal experience into a book

Have you lived through something amazing? Did you have to teach yourself how to do a task or how to handle a life event because there wasn’t enough information about it? Have you ever told someone a story and had them reply, “You should write a book”?

Well maybe you should. Many great entrepreneurial businesses got started because one person learned a life lesson and wanted to share their knowledge with someone else. The same can be true for books. How to do it? And should you? Here are some tips.