Sunoasis Writers Network

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Sunoasis Writers Network

A space for suggestions about how to improve the network and make sure the community of writers and editors is getting the most out of it.

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Comment by Eric on October 12, 2008 at 1:44am
Hi Dave,
I've just joined your network. Its a nice platform for wannabees and experts to swoop ideas and knowledge. Thanks for this avenue. Just to start off, would you or anyone else please assist me on how to go about writng on internet. There are so many writing resources/jobs that I don't know where to start.
Comment by Will Duarte on October 13, 2008 at 7:40am
Hi All,
Just joined the network today, the day after my birthday...don't ask...I'm really old. I have a blog, which I've neglected recently, but I've found it a good way to write something every day. I've found you've just got to keep writing...and reading to keep the creativity going. Good luck to all the writers here on getting the best writing jobs. Keep writing.
Comment by David Eide on October 13, 2008 at 7:02pm
Sorry I've been neglecting this for awhile. I'm really trying to understand how to use this platform for the maximum benefit of the members. In the future much of the writing business will be conducted this way, with agents, writers, editors, publishers and all others involved in these sort of networks. So, if anyone has an idea please chirp up!

Eric's question about writing on the internet is an interesting one. There are many blogging opportunities and copywriting opps. on the internet. The thing to do Eric is to assess yourself and your writing. You need to have some goal in your writing life. What type of writing do you do? It matters whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Write a mission statement for yourself and then focus all your research online to that mission statement. I would always consult the jobs at sunoasis.com and other places just to get an idea of what is available. Many of the online jobs are low-paying but you can quickly build up a portfolio that will help your career. The best thing is just to jump-in and then scramble to figuure out how the market works and the requirements to get anywhere in the writing profession. Start small. Start with what you know.
Comment by David Eide on October 16, 2008 at 7:22pm
Yeah Steven, I don't know any writer who hasn't been in that dilemma! When I left college some time ago I started out as a freelance writer and got some good assignments but then it dried up and I wasn't prepared for the hustle of profesisonal writing. I went into some other professions and decided that you either play to the market or don't. I didn't want to so I took on a "writing life," rather than a "writing profession." It's possible to make a living from professional writing but you have to be very commited to it and try to get a plan in front of you as soon as possible. And that plan would include the type of writing you want to do, the type of markets you want to try and write for, the amount of money you need to make, the habits of writing and publishing you need to develop among other things. I wouldn't get discouraged. There's an old quote somewhere, "writing is the only activity where you don't make money but still have your pride." Something like that.

I wouldn't get discouraged at all.
Comment by Will Glenn on December 5, 2008 at 9:40am
Hello Everyone,

It's great to be a part of this group. Check out this short story I wrote entitled "Be Careful What You Ask for". The link is below. Leave your comments at the bottom of the page. Looking forward to being a part of the group.

Paste link into browser if it does not work.

Link: http://www.authspot.com/Short-Stories/Be-Careful-What-You-Ask-for.300825
Comment by Charlene Huxtable on May 11, 2009 at 6:16pm
I am very much looking forward to discussions on this site. I will have more time tomorrow and will read over what's here and leave a comment. Char
Comment by George W. Byers on May 11, 2009 at 6:26pm
Welcome, Charlene!
Comment by Julie Herckenrath on July 1, 2009 at 5:23pm
Hi, My name is Julie and I am new to the network.

I am a copywriter who is looking to connect with other writers to share experiences, ideas and goals.

Here's to the writing life!
Comment by Stephen Black Wolf on July 17, 2009 at 6:21pm
Hi, everyone. My name is Steve, a newbie here. Just hoping to make some connections and perhaps begin to earn some money for something that I love to do.

I'm looking forward to meeting people here.
Comment by Darlene Cain on July 27, 2009 at 6:22pm
Hello! I just signed up for this site so I guess I'm one of the newest newbies. I love writing and reading what others have contributed. I hope to gain knowledge and learn from all here. Thank you for being here for me.

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