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Majestic: Issue #22 Sunday, September 21, 2003

In This Issue:
Letter from the Editor
Column: One Writer's Journey
Article: Writer's Rip-Offs
Article: Freelance Writing: A Dream Job or Just A Dream?
Article: Gathering Ideas for Brilliant Writing
Article: Ebooks -- Self-Publishing Your Way to Internet Success Part 1 Writing A Successful Ebook
Article: How Three Publishing Myths Kill the Author
Article: Editorial Freelancing: 5 Must-Know Tips to Getting Your Foot in the Door
Writing Prompts: Get Inspired
Tell Your Friends

Letter from the Editor,

Greetings everyone. I've been holding off a little longer than usual on sending out this issue to make sure I had our newest site ready to announce. While Lit.Org is a great place for writers to get together and share their work, or newest site, Writers Unbound, will focus on the craft of writing. Full of tips, tutorials, articles, columns, writing prompts, industry info and more.

This issue of Majestic is focused on Writers Unbound so click through on the articles below. I think you'll be pleased.

If you have an idea for an article or column Writers Unbound is accepting submissions. Write for us!

Column: One Writer's Journey,

by Matthew Wayne Selznick

In this space, I'll let you inside my head as I write a novel. It's the first novel I'll complete; at least the second or third I've started. You're going to help me finish it!

In return for that favor, I'll help you finish your book by revealing my process as I go through the same Odysseian process. There's another person out there who asks the same questions, faces the same blank page, the same pale white wash of electrons, as you ... read more

Article: Writer's Rip-Offs,

by Angela Booth

People who want to write form a huge market. According to Writer's Digest magazine, ten per cent of the US population want to be writers, and I assume that the numbers are similar in other countries ... read more

Article: Freelance Writing: A Dream Job or Just A Dream?,

by Gary McLaren

Many people dream of a career in freelance writing for the freedom and flexibility it allows. But don't be fooled for a minute. Freedom never comes easy. And flexibility doesn't mean you can get away with working for only an hour or two every day.
In reality, building a successful full-time freelance writing business is usually hard work. So is it worth putting the time in? And how can you really make it a success? Here's a few tips ... read more

Article: Gathering Ideas for Brilliant Writing,

by Linda Elizabeth Alexander

I always seem to be asking as well as answering the
question, "How do you get your ideas for writing?" Chances
are everybody you will ask will have a different answer.
Ideas are everywhere and there are many ways to collect
them ... read more

Article: Ebooks -- Self-Publishing Your Way to Internet Success Part 1 Writing A Successful Ebook,

by Shelley Lowery

With today's advanced technology, it has never been any easier for anyone to self-publish their own ebook. What's more, you can create and market your own ebook (electronic book) for an unbelievably low price ... read more

Article: How Three Publishing Myths Kill the Author,

by Judy Cullins

Agents and publishing houses have their best interests at heart, not the author's. Save yourself from headaches, disappointments, and money down the drain ... read more

Article: Editorial Freelancing: 5 Must-Know Tips to Getting Your Foot in the Door,

by Yuwanda Black

So, you want to freelance as an editor, writer, copy editor, copywriter, graphic designer, proofreader, etc.? But, how do you go about it ... read more

Writing Prompts: Get Inspired,

Dictionary Prompt
Grab the nearest dictionary and randomly pick 3 words and use them in a shorty story or poem.

Get spooky!
With Halloween coming up, have some fun and write something scary!

Write for Fall
Fall is upon us with cooler weather and vibrant colors. Get inspired by the change in season and write about Fall.

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