Here is the rest of my writer’s alphabet, started on my last post on 6/5/08.
N is for Non-Paying Markets…occasionally placing stories and articles with non-paying markets can boost our self-esteem.
O is for Office…right now my office is a disoraganized mess. How about yours?
P is for Persistence…persistence (and patience!) are the keys to success.
Q is for Query Letters…not much fun to do, but they’re essential…and get results!
R is for Rewrites…all writing is rewriting, so they say, and I actually enjoy it.
S is for SASE…self-addressed, stamped envelope, one of the first rules of free-lancing, although with e-mail, not as crucial as it once was.
T is for Thick…the kind of envelope we don’t want to see in our mailboxes…it usually means a returned manuscript.
U is for Universal Theme…a story with a universal theme has the best chance selling.
V is for Verb…the backbone of any story…action words make it soar!
W is for Word Count…paying attention to each publication’s specified words is an essential part of writing…and selling.
X is for Xerox…before computers and printers, we depended on Xerox copies.
Y is for Yes…the word we all want to hear about our manuscripts…often!
Z is for Zinger…many stories and articles can be improved by ending with a zinger!
I hope you had fun reading this writer’s alphabet. I enjoyed working on it.
Contributed by Marjorie Flathers