Opportunity for Writers

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Article by Wendy McCance

Calling All Writers

I am looking for writers who would like to guest post in the month of February.  To go along with my Jump Start Your Career month, I am looking for established writers who would like to talk about any of the following subjects:

1.  How you became a writer.
2.  How you transitioned from another job to that of a freelance writer.
3.  What to expect your first year as a full-time writer.
4.  Best ways you have found assignments.
5.  What is the best advice you can give as a writer.
6.  How you networked to get more assignments.
7.  How social media has or hasn’t played a role in your career.
8.  Advice on crafting a good press release.
9.  What advice can you give about figuring out your rates.
10.  What types of places do you submit samples of your work?  Why have you chosen those platforms/topics/companies?

If there is anything I didn’t mention as a topic that you think would be valuable to discuss, please submit your ideas.  You are welcome to take several of the topics above and write-up an interview style post with answers to some of the questions above.

Perks of submitting a post

  • Any writer who is picked to do a guest post will have a byline (please include one as well as a picture when submitting your post).  You can also include up to 3 links to your social media platforms.
  • Your post will be featured in 6 local Michigan newspapers online.  Links are available so that you can view your post if requested.
  • A link to your post will be sent out to Twitter, my Facebook page, Google+, StumbleUpon, several LinkedIn writing sites, Pinterest, Digg, Tumblr, Diigo, Paper.li, Delicious, Instapaper, Livejournal and FriendFeed.
  • Over 2,000 followers read this blog.  Posts on writing are extremely popular.

Please fill out the comment box below with your name, your blog or website (get an extra boost to your own site) and what you are interested writing about.  Watch the comments for a reply with directions, or put in a way for me to reach you directly and I will send any information there.

I look forward to hearing from you and I’m excited to share your advice with writers who can use a boost while carving out their own writing career.

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 6 local papers online, including the Oakland Press.The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

To contact Wendy McCance about a writing assignment, interview or speaking engagement, please email her at: wendy.mccance@yahoo.com

32 thoughts on “Opportunity for Writers

  1. Hi Wendy –
    I am an explorer of wilderness rivers around the world, and I write to pay for my journeys. Here’s a recent example: http://www.sidetracked.com/remote-river-man-kimberley/
    I’m also the author of an eBook called ‘The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Making Money on Constant-Content.com’ (on Amazon), and I wrote four print books before that.
    I’d be happy to write a guest post on the following topics for you: (a) how I transitioned from print author to eBook author, and the advantages/disadvantages of both, or (b) how I managed to make @$2000 during my very first two months as a newbie online article writer, or (c) any subjects you think I would be the best person to write about!
    My Amazon author page is here: https://www.amazon.com/author/kevincasey-prowriter

    Cheers,
    Kevin Casey
    http://www.remoteriverman.com
    kevincasey88@hotmail.com

  2. Hi Wendy … I would provide you with one post as an experiment to see if it leads to other work. You can view my writing samples and experience at my linkd in profile. Search for Johanna Lorain Parry. You can contact me at light-rain@msn.com – I can write to almost any topic you listed… let me know your biggest need/desire for content and I will do this one time as a study and to benefit other writers.

  3. If you’re still looking for posts, I’d like to write about getting the best assignments. I’ve worked as a writer for 24 years now, having published 12 books traditionally, being commissioned for three full length plays (one being turned into a PBS documentary) and thousands of shorter pieces. I’m also working on two new books. I have also taught writing for Writer’s Digest for 14 years. If you’re interested, please email me at kbsagert@aol.com. Thanks!

  4. hi Wendy:

    I am not sure if my experience could fit into any of the above 9 posts. I fell into writing sort of coincidentally, but I have actually been struggling with being a freelance writer and making money. I am not sure if you would be interested in a piece on the pitfalls of being a freelancer. In fact, I actually wasn’t paid for work that I did for a newspaper. I have been in a small courts battle for the past four years to get my due wages and I have just recently managed to get only part of the overall wages i was owed…

    let me know if something of that sort be of interest?!

    • Thank you for your interest. I am so sorry you have had such a rough go of it. Unfortunately, many people are in a position similar to yours and that’s why I am putting these guest posts together. I hope the people who share their stories of success help to propel you to the same place as them.

  5. This is my third attempt to comment. I’d like to write about my personal experience with freelancing and going from a free blog to a self-hosted one (I’m moving my blog next week). I have had previous guest posting experience and am in the process of growing my business. I’ll share more after the move, but would like to know if you are interested.

    Thank you for the opportunity, too. I’ve always liked your giving nature, Wendy. You are a helpful person whom I respect, and am looking forward to learning more from.

  6. Hi, Wendy, Daisy McCarty here (you probably recognize me from my frequent posts shared on LinkedIn). I’ll be sending you an article about my transition from a 9-5 office job to freelance writing to consider for a guest posting spot. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Hi Wendy,

    I would love to write about #9, figuring out your rates. I am a freelance writer of 5 years, and have just revamped my social media presence and started my own writing blog. You can find out more about me at kimberleeferrellwriter.com

    Thanks so much!

    Kimberlee

  8. Dear Wendy,

    I would love to contribute a post about how to write a press release. I used to work on the ad side of the San Francisco Chronicle, and writing press releases for our clients was the bulk of my job. I have written many press releases and edited many more, and I have some helpful suggestions about how to make press releases effective.

    Check out my website: http://letsjustbeclear.com/. Click the “Samples” tab to see some of the releases I’ve written and edited.

    Thanks,

    Laurel

  9. Hi Wendy
    I’d like to guest blog on the topic ‘How I became a writer’. This would follow all my slow and sure ‘baby steps’ from having a love of words and story as a child to reading books about writing when I was older, taking courses, joining a writers group, first magazine publication and teaching writing subjects to further publication credits, broadcast of my work on TV and radio, theatre performance and book publication.

  10. Wendy:

    Your site and your work are becoming very popular. I appreciate how you are always trying to help other writers. I am interested in numbers: 2, 4, and 5.

    My blogsite is: “Walk with Father Nature”. I am a native of Michigan (66 years now).

    Thank you for all the good work you do

    Gratefully,

    Richard Havenga

  11. I was about to submit my request to do something to fulfill your request, however I then recalled having my guest blog appearing on your site back on April 22, 2013, which is located in your archives, “Guest Post – Changing Genres”

    http://www.searchingforthehappiness.com/guest-post-changing-genres/

    Since then I’m now in the midst of writing my second romance novel. This time it’s an adult Contemporary with a paranormal element running through parts of the storyline, with a working title of “His Darkest Secret.”

    I’ve also really gotten into writing Flash Fiction, the vast majority of which are Five Sentence Fiction responses to the prompt word Lillie McFerrin gives her readers each. Five of these, with a little tweaking, are now scheduled to be published in an anthology which has HIV/AIDS as one of its themes. I’ve also submitted three different ones for consideration for inclusion in a new literary e-zine called, “The Greenwich Village Literary Review,” and hopefully I’ll be receiving a positive response for inclusion by the end of this month.

    What’s great about expanding into a different genre, in this case, Flash Fiction, and having my endeavors appear elsewhere other than my own internet sites, it will give me exposure to a totally new set of readers, who might be interested in knowing about any other writing endeavors I might have done, which would include my first YA Paranormal/Time Travel/First Kiss romance novel entitled “I Kissed a Ghost” which I wrote about in the blog post I’d mentioned above; and since then the KINDLE version, as I’d mentioned there, got released shortly after that on May 12, 2013, and if anyone is interested here’s the US link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRQ9SC6

    As you can see from the above, and my original post, I’m still evolving as an author.

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