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Inkwell Newswatch: The Return
By Julie A. Pierce
October, 2006, 16:40

And, we're back! We hope you all had a great summer filled with whatever it is that makes you happy. Fall is upon us and the crisp change of season is a welcome refresher. We'll see how long it takes us to once again pine for summer's heat.

The season is not all that's changing. As you cruise around the new edition of Inkwell Newswatch (IN), I'm sure you'll notice many changes. We've augmented our editorial services with script editing and doctoring. If you need editorial help for your manuscript or film script, consider us first. We've got a great team of seasoned professionals who can bring the right kind of polish to your work at a very reasonable price.

Some of the categories are changed and rearranged, but don't let that fool you. All the great content you've come to expect is still here to meet your needs:

  • In Items Of INterest, you will find current news of the writing world as well as stories from authors reflecting their personal journeys.
  • Writer's Life has been streamlined into four categories that cover the range of writing genres. For example, in Fiction you'll find articles on comedy writing, writing for children and any other fictional writing; in Nonfiction you'll find articles on topics related to the Internet, journalism, business writing, and anything else nonfiction; and in Screen & Stage you'll find topics that include writing for TV and radio as well as scriptwriting and playwriting.
  • If you're looking for the listings of conferences, workshops, and other writing events around the world, Global Offerings has got it covered.

Our cover author Celeste Bradley will entertain and educate you with her straightforward advice and her practical approach to not taking herself to seriously. To inspire you to further your work and let you know others can do it, we are INtroducing Barbara Rollins and L. C. Hayden. You'll also find inspiration and useful information in our columns. In Writer's Life we have the conclusions to the three series started in June: M. Y. Mim's Good vs. Adequate Writing; Jonathan Dorf's The Joys Of Rewriting; and Mark Daoust's RSS Feeds. I know you've been waiting to read the wraps on those.

Our archive search engine is improved as well. You should experience successful, easier searches for past-published content with a better-organized, more user-friendly engine. Try it and let us know how it works for you.

"And where is INdia Buzz?" you ask. The wide success of Buzz Burza has taken him on to new commitments with other projects. We wish you the very best, Buzz, and we'll miss you. Those of us who need a Buzz-fix every now and then can find his articles in the IN Archives by searching the keyword Burza and choosing which editions from the Article Archives menu.

As Buzz leaves us, we open a new column rooted in the wisdom and experience of Helen Dunn Frame. Each month, INstruction will aim to share good solid knowledge in foundational areas for writing success. This month, Helen starts strong with the professional basics of meeting commitments and handling calendar meltdown.

As always, we continue our search for talented writers who would like to augment their portfolios and share their wisdom with other writers. If you'd like to join the crowd that have contributed to IN, review our Submissions page, and then send along an email to with the subject Writer Overview. Be sure to include some details within the body of the email about yourself, what you do, and what "how-to-write" articles you'd like to submit. If you don't hear back from us quickly, it doesn't mean we're not interested. Sometimes there is more mail than time in the day. Rest assured, we will get back to you.

Have you told your friends about IN? You wouldn't want them to miss out. Have them check out to see all that the Freelance Writing Organization-Int'l has to offer for free. You can't beat it for writing resources. You can also promote the FWO-Int'l and IN with a banner on your website.

There's just so much great content in this issue, I'm at a loss as to where to point you first. If you're like me, you'll want to read all of it. So go on and enjoy this new edition of IN.
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Julie A. Pierce
Inkwell Newswatch (IN)

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