So I am perusing through the emails I received and came upon an email from Writers Digest. I found some articles I liked and thought I would post links so that you could read them also. First up is this link: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work/the-secrect-to-landing-paid-writing-gigs. For us all, definitely read.
Copyediting- a job that is out there and some of us don’t think about. I came upon a website that actually lists jobs for copyeditors. And they update it daily. What are some of them called- according to the article- “word nerds.” See link: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work/get-paid-to-be-a-word-nerd. This is a comprehensive at least for me overview of what a copyeditor does and how you may break into the field. It also offers helpful hints and tips on how to do research and prepare for the test. I have actually applied but haven’t been considered yet for a word nerd job. But hopefully, its not that long away.
Hope these helped you out. They definitely did me.
I love this new blog a friend told me about called Job Mob. This next article comes from this blog and here is the link: http://jobmob.co.il/blog/smell-bad-boss-via-interview/.
Take into account what they say in regards to interviewing your new boss. I wish I had thought of some of these questions. Here is how my previous bosses measure up:
1. Most don’t mind discussing raises or giving them.
2. Most don’t mind feedback.
3. Most don’t mind delegation.
But on the rest I would have to think about it.
Another article: http://jobmob.co.il/blog/how-to-ace-a-walk-in-panel-job-interview/ Very helpful. Definitely needed.
Of note and mentioned in the next article is using Linkedin to do some company research and also connect with persons who worked at the company you wish with to have an interview.
Here is the link: http://jobmob.co.il/blog/company-research-tips/.
Ah the portfolio. For those in the know: a portfolio showcases your work for your potential employer to see or client. If you become a freelancer in writing, art, advertising this becomes like your Bible. In it is all the holy works you have ever done. What is included in it? What should it look like? How do I present it- here is the link to an article that can help you. Work Portfolios: The Best Job Interview Tool You’re Not Using.
Take a look at these and review. Use what you can and hopefully soon for those who need it a job.
Hello fellow readers. Been busy since Christmas. I am late in some of my book reviews that are owed. So I am doing them now and completing them. I have one to complete today and get the okay to post. I have another to finish the book and post right afterwards. I am also for those interested in a book club where our first book is being read. We have a meeting scheduled for this Thursday at Starbucks. If you would like to attend but are unable because don’t live in the area, please send me your email address and I will invite you to sit in via the internet. Please keep in mind I have room for two more persons only. Please send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you know how writers all like to find programs to help them write their novel and keep track of all their scenes, characters, new ideas, backstory, red flags and all- well I have found a couple of programs myself. But some have written a review on Scrivener the new program out by Literature and Latte. I am posting the link for you from a man who has been using the software for a year. Here is the link: http://ajreissig.hubpages.com/hub/USING-SCRIVENER-TO-WRITE-YOUR-NOVEL. I suggest that you guys read it and think about it. I have heard of it but I downloaded two other programs actually. I downloaded the Writers Scribe 4.1 which is helping with freelance assignments. It keeps track of when you sent it out, when you got notification back about being published and also money. I think it is a good tool for freelancers. The other program I downloaded was YWriter 5. And I uploaded my novel to date and it fit right in there. Now I am using it to continue until I finish.
So check those all out.
I have found some new friends and other programs. I have to say I really like Cisco WebEx Meetings for the online meeting. You can see the other party online, not necessarily camera unless you choose, and you can give them access to your computer so that you can do presentations all from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are at during the meeting.
I got my first two Writers Digest Magazines. Not finished reading yet but hopeful.
So I hope the article helped you out. I also hope that you check out the other programs. And if you decide to use them please let me know. This way we can compare notes. I am too planning on another computer to download Scrivener. So any feedback is definitely appreciated.
1 Check out product review for the Scrivener program through the link provided
2. Check out the other programs mentioned and see if you like them
3 BOOK CLUB MEETING ON MAY 23 AT STARBUCKS AT 7 PM. THE LOCATION IS STARBUCKS. FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND I CAN HAVE YOU THERE VIA THE INTERNET.
Hoping you and yours have a good day. Chat ya laterz!
My name is Mack Williams. Some would say that I am one of the unfortunate ones – birthday December 28th – in terms of presents; however, I have been very fortunate to have been blessed with my wife of almost 25 years, Cynthia Chiles-Williams, and our 20-year-old son, Mandela, who has worked on some of my projects.
With respect to the film business, I am definitely an independent, working with one of the most prolific independent film companies out there, Caglevision, Inc. I had no background in film, having studied music in elementary and high school and liberal arts in college, and in fact, my being involved in film is almost accidental.
In 1987 I picked up a community newspaper and stumbled across some information about a contest for playwrights sponsored by a university in upstate New York. I never had written a play nor wanted to, but I did want to win the $2,500 prize – so I wrote a musical called “Rich From Within.” It did not win, but a group of family members and others toured the show around the east coast for well over a decade. One of my high school friends, Kenya Cagle, asked about the film rights and indicated he wanted to shoot it – and ultimately that happened in 2007.
I was on set almost every day, as was Mandela, who played the son of the lead character. I wasn’t involved with editing or post-production, but was involved with writing and recording of the film’s music. Through MaestroWorld Entertainment I am involved in other projects involving, but not limited to, film, musical production, and political Internet video and radio commercial production. Anyone interested in discussing any of the above can email me at email@example.com.
Caglevision also produced my 2012 film, “Your Roommate,” which was nominated for Best Dialogue in a Feature Film at the 2012 Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, CA. We are about to begin production on my latest piece, “For Old Times’ Sake,” which will premiere in August at the AOFFEST and then be shown at the inaugural Churches Making Movies Film Festival in Rahway, NJ in October.
Advice to up and coming entrepreneurs/business people – just do it! Fifty years from now you don’t want to wish you had tried something in 2013. If what you do doesn’t work, learn from that and try something else.
Hi fellow readers. Per request of the author of this article- I am deleting it. Sorry for the inconvenience. 042013
- Interview Corner: Donnell Rouses’ Interview
1. Your Name and Your Spouses name and your children names and children’s date of birth
I am single at the moment
2. Your Date of Birth and Your Spouses date of birth (in your case if you aren’t married to your fiancée your fiancée’s information)
12/19/???? An actor never reveals his age..lol
3. Siblings Names and Sibling Spouses names with date of births and ages
Steven, Nekeisha, Cynthia… the rest is too personal
4. Parents names and dates of birth and ages
Ozie and Marjorie
5. Names of nieces and nephews (optional)
Alex and Taylor
6. High school graduated from and year
Linden High School
7. Secondary institution attended if any and your graduate degree (bachelors, certificate)
BA in Communications
8. Graduate school if any attended
No Graduate school
9. Work and Experience :
I have a background in IT, Customer Service, and Personal Training
10. Are you currently working?
Yes I am
11. Does it give you a feeling of accomplishment to have gotten to where you are now in you career?
Yes it does, Acting is a journey there is no sure fire way to make it but I think I am coming along in this business
12. I see you have a new website up. How did that come about? Do you have a webmaster? Do you need any assistance with your blog? Yes I did my website thru Wix it was free to set it up and I later paid for the domain name. I would like to set up a blog down the line. my website is http://www.donnelledwardrouse.com
13. I understand that you had a play recently- if you could tell us about that.
Yes the Play was called “Three Women , Three Men” Play was dealing with three couples with three different relationship issues, that’s being tried in a courtroom setting.
14. Do you have any advice for those up and coming actors and actresses about their new career path.
I say that acting is something that you have to have a passion for don’t get into it because you want to be famous.. this is a journey. You have to study and fine tune your craft. Also I am learning this business is about relationships, so be nice to everyone, you never know who is watching you.