13 Ways Writers are Mistaken for Serial Killers

Another great and unique blog post, written by Kristen Lamb. She’s such an amazing teacher, writer and blogger. Check out the 13 ways writers are mistaken for Serial Killers according to Kristen.

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I love being a writer. It’s a world like no other and it’s interesting how non-writers are simultaneously fascinated and terrified of us. While on the surface, people seem to think that what we do is easy, deep down? There is a part that knows they’re wrong. That being a writer, a good writer, is a very dark place most fear to tread.

In fact, I think somewhere at the BAU, there’s a caveat somewhere. If you think you profiled a serial killer, double check to make sure you didn’t just find an author.

Hint: Check for empty Starbuck’s cups.

Writers, if you are NOT on a government watch list? You’re doing it wrong.

Seriously. I took out my knee last week (ergo the sudden dropping off the face of the blogosphere) which just left me a lot of free time to…

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How to Get Paid for Writing Greeting Cards

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Once in a while when I’m looking for a very special greeting card for one of my loved ones, I read through many cards and keep thinking to myself: “I bet I could do something like this as well.”

Now I read an article on “Real Ways to Earn” about how to get paid for writing greeting cards. It clearly states that writing greeting cards isn’t as easy as it looks like. The page clearly states: “Most greeting card companies are very picky about what they will accept and even though what you write doesn’t have to be long, it has to be catchy and engaging.”

The blog post as well offers the link to the submission pages of 7 quite well known greeting card companies as also an interview with greeting card writer Nadia Ali, which I think is very interesting and gives excellent insight into the biz.

For more help and tips the article provides the links to two published and quite successful e-books, about what to avoid when submitting a verse to publishers and “How to Write Humorous Greeting Cards, written by someone who has had success writing humorous greeting cards.

I think to writers who consider a peek into the greeting card business this is a very helpful and supportive blog post and worth being read.