Showing posts with label speaking engagements. Show all posts
Showing posts with label speaking engagements. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Can you sell your short stories? How much do you charge for speaking engagements?



In my newsletter today from Tara Lynne Groth, I found this link to one of her posts. 
She writes short stories and is a freelance writer among other things. She has completed a short story collection and her work has won awards.

Many who write short stories could benefit from Short Story Marketing. Publications vary in what they pay and it can be frustrating trying to earn money from writing

At Tara Lynne's site, www.writenaked.net we find many past articles on writing. Today in her newsletter she addressed the question, How Much Should I Charge for a Speaking Engagement? She gives an answer and tells what she charges. She also tells what to charge for travel costs by car. Tara Lynne is a fount of information. I suggest that writers subscribe to her newsletter and read her blog posts. She doesn't fill your Inbox all the time, but when she sends out her news, it is filled with useful information.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keep Dreaming - Reach for your goal - No matter your age.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
                                           - C.S. Lewis

This week I received a call from a local radio station. A nice woman asked if I could help her get local writers to appear on her morning talk show. I told her I thought I could.

I received a call today asking if writers might be interested in an event with other artists on the square in Hayesville to promote their work. I know I would be interested in promoting my work, my writing studio and my published writing. Perhaps we will have the opportunity.

A writer and dear friend asked me to accompany her to an event in Hendersonville, NC in February where we will both speak to a large group. I look forward to that, and hopefully to seeing some of my friends in Netwest while I am there.

What makes us go on each day, even when life has punched us in the solar-plexus? What makes us continue to dream about what tomorrow holds and what we can accomplish?

Some days I awake with pain in every muscle and tendon in my body. Other days I awake and want to pull the covers over my head and hope I don't have to see anyone all day. But those things have nothing to do with age. I had those same symptoms when I was much younger. Back then I often gave in to those painful days. Now, I know that time is precious. Today is gone quickly and will never be here again. So I force myself to think about the list I have made of things I want to get done today.

Some things on my list are not part of my dreams. I might have to see a doctor, keep an appointment with an accountant, make a call that I've already postponed, take my car in for repairs, but I remind myself that sometime during this day I will have the opportunity to brighten someone's day, with a smile or a word of appreciation. I might receive good news, get invited to read, to teach, to speak on writing. And before I go to sleep, I will take the time to write. Writing always brightens my day.

Dear Readers, I appreciate each one of you who stops in and visits here, and I really appreciate your comments. 
 

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