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NETWORDS BLOG


Sharon Aschaiek
No writer is an island—connecting with and learning from other writers is the best way to get story ideas, discover new markets, develop writing skills and business strategies, and stay current on publishing and media trends. All of those...
Sharon Aschaiek
Jaclyn Law
Editors’ tips for breaking into business magazines On May 23, writers gathered in downtown Toronto to hear insider tips on breaking into business and financial writing. PWAC Toronto Chapter presented a panel of three speakers who shared candid...
Jaclyn Law
Sharon Aschaiek
It’s not money that makes the world go ’round—it’s the journalists who write about money. OK, both parts of that statement might be a stretch. But for anyone who cares about business and finance, it’s hard to deny the...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
The process of writing a book is often compared to the pain and rewards of giving birth—but as with becoming a parent, getting published is only the beginning. The way your new “baby” is promoted will determine its success in the...
Sharon Aschaiek
Trisha Richards
Grant proposal preparation can be a full-time job in and of itself—and you’re not even guaranteed a big cash grab at the end. However, with a skillfully prepared grant proposal, the rewards can be sweet. You can do a few things to...
Trisha Richards
Sharon Aschaiek
One of the hardest parts of journalism is interviewing—especially when the source is an expert on interviewing. I recently spoke with Paul McLaughlin, author of the widely used text Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview, about what...
Sharon Aschaiek
Krystyna Lagowski
Day after day, we freelance writers hover dutifully over our keyboard, happy to have our words evolve into invoices that evolve into paid bills. But what about writing about something that’s closer to our hearts? What about that writing...
Krystyna Lagowski
Sharon Aschaiek
Succeeding as an independent writer means continually improving your craft and your business—here’s a roundup of recent media stories, blog posts and more with tips and ideas on how to be a more effective and productive scribe: A Short...
Sharon Aschaiek
Nate Hendley
PWAC Toronto Chapter hosted a lively, informative and occasionally contentious seminar on non-fiction book publishing on March 26, 2013 at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. The four panelists who took part represented all stages of the non-...
Nate Hendley
Nate Hendley
So, you’ve written a non-fiction book. Or maybe you have a great idea for a non-fiction book. What now? Do you write your book, send it off to potential publishers and hope for the best? Should you hire an agent to represent you in dealings...
Nate Hendley
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