Sunday, July 14, 2013

Getting Started with Erotica 2

Helpful blogs and links ahead.

Like I'd mentioned, I had started out roleplaying which is a different kind of writing than writing novels. When writing a novel, every part is played by you. There's no funny character to stop by and give you dialogue. There is no alpha male character lending his words to a scene. It all comes from within.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Getting Started with Erotica

I don't claim to be an expert at any of this, but I thought sharing my experiences would be helpful to others. At the same time, I would love to hear about the experiences that other people have had.

I've been writing for a few years. I'm not one of those people that has been writing since they could hold a pencil. I've always been a reader, though. I've read tons of books. Hundreds and hundreds of books. For a fun project, I'd love to try to list them all, but I'm not sure I could. That's how many there are.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Residual Income

In my opinion, content mills are a great way to get started. Beginning writers can hone their craft while getting paid. They learn how to write for a deadline, how to deal with clients, and how to market themselves.

At some point, freelance writers have to branch out and diversify. A writer for a content mill who isn't at their desk typing away isn't getting paid. A comedian I enjoy has this joke about mothers as part of his act, "Any job you can do in your pajamas isn't that difficult." (10 points to the person who can name him!) 

It's funny, and true to a certain extent. It is easier to work at home. I can stumble to my desk with coffee in hand and not have to worry about a commute or a boss. On the other hand, I can't sit at my desk pretending to look busy while getting paid like employees can. It's a whole unique set of problems as well as freedoms.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dipping My Other Foot into Content Mills

The Content Authority

As I promised last week, I'm going to talk about The Content Authority. There was an application process not unlike Textbroker. I had to write a small article on a given topic. The choices have escaped my memory, except for the one that I chose, which was Yosemite. I wrote the heck out of that subject, and yet, I ended up at their lowest level.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dipping My Toe into Other Content Mills

After starting to write for Tb, I lurked on the forums (something I still do) and found a lot of great advice, as well as, some sneaky links to other sites. Tb authors are not allowed to give links to other writing sites, but hints on where to find them are often given.

I can't remember who gave the hint about No Job For Mom, but that site had some fantastic advice. It had links to tons of other sites. That's where I found out about residual income, and why I should be branching out into more opportunities. It's not as current as it was when I first found it, but still has some helpful links.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Grammar and Spell Checkers

Reviews of Spell and Grammar checkers

These reviews are based on my personal opinion. I've used all these checkers in the course of my freelance writing career. Your mileage may vary, of course.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guide to Improving Your Textbroker Level

Last week, I talked about how I got my start with Textbroker. My promising start as a level 4 author, along with the disappointing demotion to level 2. My ego was crushed. Who knew I had a writer's ego and sensitivity? I had to shake myself off. I had to decide whether I wanted to give up on the writing, or power through and improve.