All posts tagged: guest blogger

Bolstering Your Chances For the Win: Tips for Online Writing Contest Guest Post by Joe Baldwin

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wisdom from the Writer’s Journal. This week I have the pleasure of introducing Joe Baldwin. To find out more about Joe, you can do so by reading his bio that follows this article. Now, here’s Joe! A Number of Behaviors That Will Bolster Your Chances of Bagging That Elusive Online Writing Contest Prize by Joe Baldwin I get it. You had summoned all your might and finesse in furnishing the best draft you turned in on one of the critically acclaimed writing institutions today, but to no avail. You probably received a heart-wrenching email, thanking you for your valiant effort and saying “it’s not what we’re really looking for”. While you cannot always ensure your triumph in online essay writing contests (i.e., having its prize pegged at some thousands of dollars with unlimited online exposure), you always have the power to at least make a good account of your written craft. How do you help yourself to win it all? Below is my personal take. Proper scouting Before you pitch …

The Origin of Ideas & How I Capture Them: Guest Post with Simon

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wisdom From the Writer’s Journal. This week I have the pleasure of passing the ‘pen & pad’ to my blogging pal, Simon of Planet Simon. Just to get you all acquainted, Simon would like to share a bit about himself, and how you can get in contact with him. Bio: I’m Simon and I’m an engineer from the UK who’s recently found a love of writing. I write for mainly the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. I currently have no books to my name but I’m writing short stories and perfecting my craft as I go.   I’m currently working on my first book but as this is new and I’m trying to do this right progress is slow. But I’m always having new ideas and making sure I keep them safe so that one day I can turn the seed into a great tree! Links to find me are: Planet Simon- http://www.sfarnell.wordpress.com http://www.Universeofpossibility.wordpress.com For my email – come and visit my sites, where you should find my email …

Writing Tips You’d Give to Your Younger Self: 5 Words of Wisdom from Blogger Blonde Lucy

Welcome to the Writer’s Journal, a place where creative wisdom and encouragements are shared with all at the table! Part of developing as a wordsmith or visual artist comes with learning, not only from our own process but gleaning wisdom from those around us. This is what the Writer’s Journal is all about. This week, we have the pleasure of  learning from a super blogger and brilliant wordsmith: BlondeLucy, the mind behind Blondewritemore blog. I encourage you to not only eat of her wisdom here but follow her blog as well as these other platforms: Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/blondewritemore Twitter: https://twitter.com/blondewritemore Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/blondeusk/ Thank you, BlondeLucy, for stopping in and sharing. The pen and pad are yours! 5 Encouragements I would give to my younger writing self on what is most important about writing. By Blonde Lucy   As a fresh faced and eager newbie writer, you need lots of encouragement. Writing is not easy and at times, it can reduce you to a snivelling wreck.  This is what I would say to my younger self:   Forget the Writing Course at the …