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1) Try to find something that requires lots of time but little hands-on time, like house-sitting, pet-sitting, old-people-sitting, and infant-sitting. (But NOT child-sitting!) Or night watchman. The pay will be lousy (minimum wage or less), but you'll have lots of free time doing it, so you can do it a lot. You can work 12 hours a day at jobs like that, ...


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Those are basically two of the most common options, yes. Below are the ones that I know: Fee: This is typical for articles, short stories and poems submitted to magazines (when there is payment offered). You get either a one-time flat fee or a per-word fee for first publication rights in that periodical. Contract Writing: This is typical for large ...


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What kind of book? I have most experience with novels... I think things are a bit different for non-fiction, but I can't say for sure. For novels... Authors don't get paid per word. That applies to some short story markets, and, I think to non-fiction articles, but not novels. For novels, authors are paid royalties based on sales. This can be either net ...


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Characters really ought to be multifaceted. If the last name is "Price" exposing a facet of his personality, then the first name should be random (exposing nothing else) or about another characteristic. Say, for instance he is loose with is money, "Lax Price" or tight "Hardy Price" or, perhaps, inconsiderate of the value "Shorty Price". Now, going a ...


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I advise against writing as a side job for a writer. To write your novels (or whatever) you need a special kind of creativity and mental energy. You only have a limited amount of this, before it runs out each day. Most writers notice that after a certain time writing the quality of their ideas and writing deteriorates. What they need is to take a break and ...



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