From the monthly archives:

September 2008

Top 10 Blogs For Writers

by Amanda J Evans on September 25, 2008

Every year a list of blogs for writers is compiled and the top ten are listed. These are the blogs that provide some really great information for writers and if your blog is listed among them it is a really great honour. Below is the list of the top 10 blogs for writers for this year. Be sure to check them out because you’re sure to find some very valuable information.

1. Copyblogger: This blog has been the number one blog for three years now and belongs to Brian Clark who provides his readers with some of the best information and educational articles around. I love reading this blog and have on many occassions found some really great information.

2. Men with Pens: I have to admit I am not familiar with this blog but this is something that I intend to remedy. This blog is written by James Chartrand and Harry McLeod. I can’t say much more on this blog just yet but I will be sure to check it out.

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Freelance Writing Scam Update

by Amanda J Evans on September 23, 2008

A while back I posted about a website called How To Freelance that was supposed to give you access to freelance writing jobs without having to bid for them.  You may recall that it was approximately $10 to sign up for this program.  I signed up and discovered that it was a complete lie and what you actually got was just a lot of rehashed information on how to become a freelance writer.

Today I decided to log back into the website to see if things had improved and if there really was a jobs listing area to this website.  You can imagine my surprise when I went to the website only to discover that it no longer exists and is just basically a page full of google ads.  I really as so disgusted but what can I do.  I have been conned and I’d say there are many more like me out there.  I guess it just goes to show that there really are people out there who will do anything just to make money.

Well I’ve learned my lesson and from now on I’m going to stick with the websites I know.  Has anyone else been scammed like this?  If so please share your story so that we can all learn.

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