Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphics support “unprofessional.”In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why.I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either original or condensed from established magazines. But the editors upstairs, in the condensed book department, shunned them.... continue reading
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Hello everyone!I wrote an article Writing a Hot Article ar Dreamstime several weeks ago where I give 8 tips and the last trick, and the article has been read for about 800! Thanks for everybody who read my article.I get the second part after experiencing more written articles (you can see, I wrote the "Travel Photography" Tips. And I experienced the first article that entered the 5th place on Hot Articles! Very thanks to everyone). Here's it (I'll continue as 9. tip, you can read the previously... continue reading
Hello everyone!Today I want to share to every readers about writing an hot, popular or useful article tips. Yes, If you're a writer at Dreamstime (especially newbies), this tips might guide and help you.1. Select a Perfect TopicSelecting an perfect article topic maybe hard. You promote your photos at an article but usually your article is not interested to everybody. Select your article topic connected with your surroundings. An example, here! You're will writing... continue reading
I love editorial content. It truly has changed how I photograph things. It has also enriched my life in tremendous ways.I have traveled so many places, just to photograph the architecture or the events going on. I have visited so many historic attractions, working on photo essays and then submitting to magazines with travel articles to chronicle my experience there.I love that editorial is a totally different type of image and I love that the canon captures a precious moment in time.Stock... continue reading
For many years I was a photographer on Dreamstime. And I still have an old, but still selling portfolio here.These days I am too busy to shoot. But I am back on Dreamstime buying instead of contributing. It's early days, but I thought I might share a few thoughts with you that may help you sell more stuff.I have started writing blogs on LinkedIn as a way of building my own personal brand, you can see my portfolio of stories HERE The above image from Atholpady was used for... continue reading
When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since.Selling my first photo (last week) , felt very much the same.There's a sense of validation, a quiet thrill, to know you've created something that doesn't just get admiring comments, but that another person thinks is worth paying for.I sold my second... continue reading
If you want to improve you photography skills, blogging on the subject of photography will help you to stay active in the pursuit of continuing to educate yourself. In effect, it will force you to keep learning. Gathering content for your blog, in itself, will be an excellent educational experience. Not all blogs are written by experts on the subject, in fact most probably aren't. And many blog readers enjoy following a blogger who is truly developing along the way, growing and learning together along... continue reading
Besides photography I am a writer so with the advent of self publishing through Amazon I decided to put out some novels and short stories. The process is very much "do it yourself" from typing, to layout, to cover design. So I have taken on the role of designer for the books and it has been fun to look at photographs for cover illustration from a different point of view. The first book I did was fairly easy since I knew where I wanted the cover photo to be from and I kew it when I saw it. Short stories... continue reading
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