"So true, so sadly true.
I can still remember reading through my first copy of Writers Market almost 40 years ago. Pay ranged from copies to 1-cent to the rare $1 a word. Read through it now and you find a very similar pay scale. What isn't there is…"
"Sam Scribe - your schedule doesn't sound too flexible but, if you can, get out in the fresh air for some light exercise, try eating lightly the first night but drinking lots of fluids and going to bed early. works for me."
"Nancy, I think it's a combination of skimming rather than reading, multi-tasking, entitlement and just plain ignorance. Many of us accidentally fall victim to the first two, but there's a huge, social media horde out there afflicted with the latter…"
"If they don't have enough startup money to pay writers, whose work is the only reason to pick up the publication, they surely don't have enough money to get them through the first year. Don't plan on this pub being around long enough to get you…"
"No hangers on but no money either which is why I'd like someone wealthy too. Being a writer has its benefits but they don't pay the mortgage and as a pal declares, "I don't want to be a nurse or a purse.""
"Kaleel makes a point but as one who has been led astray by a travel agent whose recommendations were based on the largest, most rapidly paid rebates I would take the average agent's recommendations with a full saltshaker. A good, well-traveled agent…"
"Allan, Evelyn, I agree with you both. Macs make it easier for us fossils to maneuver into something beyond word processing, but our brains are basically wired for not much beyond step 1 and step 2. Thanks to all for the screen grabber tip."
"Children do complicate things but so do pets. Having crossed the country several times in the company of a cocker spaniel, many a dog toy has been left behind. Fortunately, cocker spaniels are easily mollified by anything edible."
"I was returning from an arduous trip to South America and when I deplaned in Miami left my best designer blazer - and travel mainstay - in the overhead compartment. Ran back to the gate when I realized it, but then TSA people had already boarded…"
"I concur with everything said about SATW and IFWTWA. When I began travel writing I joined the latter because its requirements for membership were easier. As my production increased I finally qualified for SATW and have been a member ever since. Not…"