15 May 2016

Tips to prepare for a child's hospital stay

When my two year old was recently ill, it was all arms to battle stations as we fought temperatures peaking 41.5 Celsius (106.7 F), dehydration and sleeplessness. At the hospital I was informed it could be either pneumonia or meningitis. So when it was confirmed that we’d escaped the latter, I was so relieved I nearly didn’t register what the doctor said next. “He’ll have to stay in the hospital for the next five nights, so we can begin the antibiotics treatment and monitor him closely.”

A hospital stay with your loved ones can be unsettling and often traumatic. It becomes almost unbearable...

Read the full article in the May 2016 post of New Age Parents


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1200 words

Singapore publication


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"I liked how you provided a comprehensive list of suggested items for parents to consider.  I believe it will come in really handy. :)"
Michelle Ang
The New Age Parents

"Wonderful article"
Melissa Michta-Thomson
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Calgary's Child

"It's a solid pitch... well-composed and on-target for our readership."
Kim Shiffman
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Today's Parent

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Ashley Trexler
Lies About Parenting

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1 May 2016

Sell more work by grabbing eye-catching quotes

What do the following names have in common?

Jeffrey Archer, David Baldacci, Bernard Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, Jasper Fforde, Ken Follett, Jonathan Kellerman, Rebecca Tope.

Answer: My articles! These famous bestselling authors have all granted direct personal exclusive quotes to me.

A writer instills his own voice, personality, perceptions, knowledge, experiences, even moods into his work. It is one point of view and can sound opinionated. Adding commentary from external sources changes the tone of the article from opinion to analysis. Quotes liven up the content, humanizing...

Read the full article in the May 2016 issue of Funds For Writers


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600 words

US publication


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"I LOVE IT! Wow, that's fantastic. I love that you have brought the process into the social media age (I wouldn't have thought about the fact that "they can Google you too"). And of course that quote from the "well-respected editor" just totally sets the tone for a fine article :)"
Moira Allen
Writing World