Notes for Writers for Feb. 14, 2020

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Writers,

Do you celebrate it? Growing up, mom made my brother and me heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast every Valentine’s Day. She did this even if the holiday fell on a weekday. I do not know how you mothers do it.

So this Valentine’s Day to all you writing moms. Being a mother and a writer may be the most challenging, but hopefully rewarding, things you do.

Thanks for being both,
Nick

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Notes for Writers for Feb. 7, 2020

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Hi Writers,

I put more effort this week into finding writing gigs. These are the most-clicked links each week. So, expect more job posts going forward.

Under Calls and Contests, I’ve started bolding the new additions. Since this is a rolling list, it can be hard to know what you’ve already seen. Hopefully, making the new entries standout will help.

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Till next week,
Nick

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Notes for Writers for Jan. 31, 2020

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Hi There,

Did you watch the Grammy’s? As the nominees for Album of the Year were announced, Billie Eilish mouthed, “Please, don’t be me.” A Gif of the moment is below. I didn’t watch the Grammy’s because I’m the specimen of uncool. (Seriously, while searching for this clip, I misspelled Elish’s name. And not accidentally.)

Anyway, my wish is that you, too, will be successful in your creative endeavors. And when you are, may you be Billie Elish humble.

Have a beautiful weekend, friend,

Nick

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Writing Advice for Jan. 17-23, 2020

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Hi Writer,

How’s your week gone? This week was my first as a self-employed freelance writer. I’ve spent it at my husband’s family’s farm in western Massachusetts.

I learned that in self-employment, the days go quickly. Even without the distractions of home and a schedule devoted to working, I rarely completed all that I wanted to each day. But that’s OK because I did enough.

May we all get done today what we must. Let us relish anything more that we accomplish, and accept that we’ll always have something to do tomorrow.

Have a great weekend,

Nick

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Writing Advice for Jan. 10-16, 2020

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Hi Writer, many of us writers are trying to get paid for our work. With that in mind, starting this week I’m including links to writing jobs I find. For now, the list isn’t exhaustive. But my goal is to highlight for you paid writing gigs that you may otherwise miss.

Let me know if there’s something you like about this email or something you don’t. I’d love your feedback. Now on to the links…

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