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Cover Letters, Resumes, and Personal Brands: What’s the Difference?

Resumes, cover letters, and personal branding… what does it all mean and where do they differ? Are resumes and cover letters part of your personal brand? So many questions, so many options, and so much confusion. I get it. We’ve all bee...

Internships 101: Free vs. Paid

My Mom told me this story about a man she and my Dad are friends with. When he was thirty years old in 1990, he immigrated to Canada from South Africa. He was a construction engineer in South Africa, but he had a hard time finding a job in ...

The 5 Toughest Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

If you find job interviews a) awkward, b) scary, c) stressful or d) all of the above, trust us – you’re not alone. After all, while you can take your time sprucing up your resume and crafting a killer cover letter, interviews literally ...

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Can I get a crit on the back blurb for my indie pub novel?

Catrin Lewis said: ↑ Ironically, these are the questions I want the potential reader to ask, and buy the book to find out. Click to expand… But there’s a fine line between being too vague (not giving enough information) and be...

Job Hunting: 8 Tools and Resources

So, you’re hunting for that first real job? You know, one that’s actually in your area of interest? I would love to help you! Whether that’s in an office or elsewhere, there are plenty of online tools and resources you can benefit fro...

100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

The 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference was a roaring success. Literary agents, veteran and debut authors, editors, publishers and more shared their greatest writing tips on improving your craft, getting published, and building your wr...

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What are your techniques to get a plot idea?

The dreaded plot idea. For me, the following works . . . don’t force the plot. Like a meandering river let the ideas flow, and one will stick. Just keep thinking about it. I think keeping to the school /academy is good for future sale...

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job

The following article first appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe today to get the inspiration and advice you need to succeed as a poet, novelist, journalist or screenwriter. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLAND In a com...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

After 5 Years of Job Hunting, This is The Best Damn Advice I Have

Job hunting is painful, but you can learn from my mistakes. I dropped out of journalism school after a semester. Some of my former classmates (and anyone who has ever disagreed with one of my op-eds) might tell you that was a mistake. But...


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