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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • Another reality check for aspiring freelance writers, courtesy of Carol Tice.
  • Warning: You might want to avoid using these words and phrases in your work.
  • “Which publishing option is right for you?” This quiz may help you figure that out.
  • If you’re contemplating an event proposal for the 2014 conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), you have until May 1 to get that proposal in.
  • Some tips on finding free, quality photos for your blog. (via Lisa Romeo)
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!

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    1. Thanks for yet another kind mention, Erika! And that Washington Post words and phrases list is absolutely hilarious. Laughed until I wept. Stamp out trite phrases, writers!

      • Carol, it’s so easy to keep mentioning your posts–they’re wonderful! And yes, isn’t that list great? I passed it around my office, too. We all had some (nervous) chuckles.

    2. Yes, thanks for that link to the Post list. I suggested one myself to then: using “disconnect” as a noun (which almost everyone seems to do these days). We already have a noun for that: disconnection!

    3. The words and phrases list will be posted to my bulletin board this evening and the photo sites are bookmarked already! I am always on the hunt for free, quality photos and I love the extra info on guidelines for use and photo credit. Enjoy the weekend!

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