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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Writing Jobs for Thursday May 26th

Writers I am so very sorry for the delay! Life has been a whirlwind these last two weeks and, unfortunately, this blog stayed on the back burner until it shriveled and blackened. However, new jobs are updated below and I will have a post about contests and markets coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy Memorial Weekend, take your laptops to the beach and jot down some of those hilarious characters teetering in high heels with beers in one hand and tiny costumed dogs in the other :) Keep writing. -J.E.

Writing Jobs in Michigan

Intermediate Research Tech: Ann Arbor

Contract Blogger to Write About Michigan Unemployment: Ann Arbor/ Telecommute

Writer EBO Communications and HR Online: Dearborn

Technical Writer: Dundee

TRIO Writing Center Specialist: Escanaba

CA Service Desk Report Writer: Grand Rapids

Public Relations Specialist: Kalamazoo

E-Commerce Copywriter Internship: Keego Harbor

Student Assistant: Lansing

Full Time Blogger/Journalist: Lansing

SEO Medical Copywriter/ Content Writer: Oakland

Information Developer: Okemos

Assignment Desk Editor: Southfield

Creative Director/Copywriter: Southfield

Technical Editor: Troy

Web Designer/Technical Writer: Warren

Senior Lecturer/Writer in Residence: Wayne State University

Telecommute (From Home)

Freelance Copyeditor 

Experienced Resume Writers 

Freelance Web Content Writer

Article Writers 

Book Reviewer

Social Media Assistant 

Business and Finance Writers Wanted 

Science Educational Writer

Book Ghost Writer

Assistant Movie Editor 

Submissions

Writers with Female Perspective: Stories Wanted 

Assisted Living Experiences Wanted

Short Stories Needed 

Unpaid 

Detroit Website Writers 

Journalism Intern: Ann Arbor


Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,

And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
~Francis Thompson

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upcoming Writer's Retreats and Workshops in Michigan

Sorry for the delayed post writers. I have been out of town, but will try to get jobs posted again by the weekend. I hope all is going well in your writing worlds.

Writing Workshops

Writers Behaving Badly with Peter Ho Davies: May 21st
Location: Hosted by 826 Michigan in Ann Arbor

"More Money, More Mission" Grant Writing Workshop: May 25th
Location: Saginaw, MI

Retreats and Conferences 

826 Michigan Writer's Conference: June 2-5
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Bear River Writer's Conference: June 2-6
Location: Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan

Summer Retreat at Glenn Lake: June 18 - June 25th

Interlochen Arts Academy Writer's Retreat: June 20-23
Location: Interlochen, MI

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.  ~Eli Khamarov, The Shadow Zone

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Writing Jobs for Sat. May 7th

Happy Early Mother's Day Writers! 


Writing Jobs in Michigan

Technical/User Guide Writer: Ann Arbor/Telecommute

English to German Book Translation: Ann Arbor

Technical Writer: Ann Arbor

Help w/Personal Statement: Ann Arbor

Writer/Blogger: Ann Arbor

Grant Writer: Benton Harbor

Technical Writer: Cadillac

Summer Internship in Finance: Detroit

Writer/Editor: Detroit

Administrative/Editing Assistant: Detroit Area

Stock Market Analyst: Detroit Area

Copywriter: Detroit

Grant Writer: Fenton

Temp Technical Writer: Grand Rapids

GRE Question Writer: Grandville

Legal Writer: Jackson

Marketing Writer Intern: Okemos

Freelance Copywriter: Southfield

Technical Writer: Warren

Desktop Publisher: Warren

Telecommute (From Home) 

Wolverine Bloggers 

Cherry Net Magazine needs Writers/Bloggers 

Ghost Blog and Content Writer 

SEO Press Release Writer

Creative Writer 

Looking for Writers/Editors/Bloggers 

Freelance Writers for Helpful.com

Writers and Student Writers Wanted 

Forex Bloggers/Writers 

History Writers 

Freelance Writers 

Project Based Content Writers 

Part Time Blogger 

Submissions

Seeking E-book Submissions 

Seeking Writer for Young Adult Novel Series 


Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,

Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Websites for Writers

As most of you know, the Internet (for writers) can be both a blessing and a curse. It's great to have unlimited access when you're researching a new article or trying to write a good query letter. However, the Internet often becomes a black hole that sucks you into hours of idle Facebook time as you apathetically click from one profile to the next - fulfilling your need for useless information on people that you don't know anymore - but completely reducing your total word count for the day from 2,000 to 200. There is no known cure for social media quicksand, but there are ways to streamline your web use. The easiest option that I have discovered is this blog. I can come here and click links to get the pages that I need, thus avoiding the futile sites that I would normally visit, and going straight for the writing necessities. If you don't have a blog that you can compile your links on, just bookmark them in a writing file that does not also contain bookmarks for mind sucking sites like Craig's List (don't get me wrong - I love Craig's List - but I hate the gulf of time that disappears when I use it regularly). So to help you (and me) in more efficient Internet use, which should lead to more productive writing time, I have gone through some of my favorite websites for writers and listed them below.

Queries/Agents/Publishing

Guide to Literary Agents  (blog about finding an agent etc)

Agent Query (search thousands of agents)

Publishers Marketplace (find agents, publishers, book deals and more) 

Book Marketing Bestsellers (blog about marketing and selling your book) 

Jobs/Markets/Money

C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers (everything: submissions, jobs, markets, advice)

Duotrope's Digest (lots of markets for writers) 

Writing Tips/Articles/Information

Kaye Dacus: Humor, Hope and Happily Ever Afters (fun blog with great articles info. for writers) 

Book in a Week (writers support, articles and inspiration) 

Editor Rent (blog by two editors with a lot of great advice) 

The Creative Penn (great blog by a self published author with everything from the stigma of writing horror to selling e-books) 

Fiction Factor (writing articles, links, markets and even classes) 

For Writers (useful site with info. on markets, writer's groups, workshops and more)

My Writers Circle (forums galore with questions, critiques and writers just getting to know each other) 

Novel Journey (author interviews) 

Research

Mag Portal (search for magazine articles on any topic) 

Bartleby (access to classic literature) 

Writers Free Reference (list of useful references for writers)
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.  ~Kahlil Gibran