The first post is a book recommendation from Claire Fullerton for A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox.
It is 1935 Chicago, after the big crash, and desperate times lead to desperate measures. Young, beautiful, and seductively innocent Henrietta Von Harmon fends for her fatherless siblings and withdrawn, bitter mother by taking her good intentions to support her family, only to be led to disreputable places with unforeseen double-dealings. With verve and resourcefulness, Henrietta soon becomes involved in shady doings on the wrong side of town, and when she meets the enigmatic Inspector Clive Howard, wheels are unwittingly set in motion for navigating a Chicago crime syndicate.
Head over to read the rest of Claire’s recommendation: A Girl Like You: Book 1 Henrietta and Inspector Howard Mystery Series by Michelle Cox
Now for another excellent post from Nicholas Rossis on the subject close to all our hearts.. Writing.. and making money from it.. Nicholas shares his route to becoming a successful freelance writer and his advice is extremely helpful.
How I Became a Freelance Writer
When I wrote in my last post about the the Evolution of Blogging, I didn’t expect so many people to contact me asking how I managed to become a more-or-less full-time freelance writer.
A friend even said that she knows a lot of disabled writers who would be great at it but don’t know how to start. Even worse, most were not even looking because of a rumor that getting paid to write in such a way as freelance writing is by and large not possible and that most of the paid to write jobs are nothing more than scams.
So, here’s my story.
My blog has generated a number of leads from online friends. But my first attempt to start writing professionally came from Bark, a UK-based online company that specializes in matching UK-based freelancers with clients.
Unfortunately, Bark came with an expensive learning curve:
Head over to read this informative post, especially if you are interested in become a full time freelance writer: How I became a Freelance Writer by Nicholas Rossis
Please visit Amazon or Nicholas’s website to view all his books.
And if you missed your weekly Flash Fiction fix from Carrot Ranch and Charli Mills then here is the recap with all the stories… and they are brilliant as always.
Out of the confines, the open road calls. A winding ribbon of mapless tar or a straight path with a determined destination. It’s a journey, a diversion, a means to the end. Whether enjoying or escaping, the open road has stories at ever mile marker.
And who better to craft such stories than those on the writer’s road? This week, writers packed light and traveled where the prompt took them.
The following is based on the February 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the open road.
Head over to read the stories.. I am sure you will enjoy: Stories from the Open Road, Carrot Ranch and Charli Mills
A little about Charli Mills and find out more at Carrot Ranch
Good to meet you! I’m Charli Mills. From riding horses to writing stories, I’m a born buckaroo wrangling words. I once won a trophy for goat-tying and later, one for story-telling.
With over two decades in freelancing, publications, sales, marketing, editing and speaking, my writing is published in magazines, anthologies and online. I use my worldly experience to consult with organizations, schools, entrepreneurs, writers, and independent authors in the art and business of story-telling.
My byline has appeared in Montana Outdoors, Colours Literary Magazine, Edible Twin Cities and online at USA Today. I used to write wellness columns, and foodie features about turmeric and cheese-makers. I published over 200 print articles and managed the award-winning Living Naturally for 16 years.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.