February 4, 2013 • On WritingImage viaOh no. It’s almost here! Valentine’s Day. It’s the Hallmark holiday that encourages you to spread romantic cheer throughout the land. Are you ready to shower your lover with romance? Having trouble figuring out what to get your significant other?Fear not! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be like Mission Impossible. In fact, it can be quite simple. There is no need to overthink or grandiose this holiday any more. Still, everyone loves to be a little romantic every now and then, and Valentine’s Day is the best day for that.What better way to put in some genuine romantic effort than writing your partner something? If you’re a writer, use your talent to give your significant other something very special this year. Being the skilled wordsmith that you are-- you could easily construct something that will make your partner swoon. Sure, you could buy them a teddy bear or a mediocre box of chocolates—but you can do better than that!Here are a few fun options for you.
December 11, 2012 • On Writing
Hey there booklovers!
As the year comes to a close at the Quirk HQ, I'm looking to bring a few more freelance bloggers onto the Quirk Books website. I have a few on here already, writing about everything from recipes to books, pop culture to comics. Scope out some posts from Elizabeth Quirino and Thom Dunn for fantastic examples. Please note, it's best not to click on Elizabeth's recipe links before lunch.
I'm looking for bloggers interested in writing anything and everything, from quirky editorial on pop culture to delectable recipes, Top 10 lists to fun photo roundups, spotlights on crafts to music playlists... you get the picture. We're also looking for bloggers interested in writing about parenting, for our Raising Quirk community. If the stories have a bookish slant, even better. I want them. Take some time to flip through the Quirk website to get an idea of what we like to post.
As for requirements, you should:
* Be passionate about books.
* Have a decent presence on major social media networks. Twitter, Facebook, etc.
* Be willing to promote your posts on those networks.
Yes, we're paying bloggers for their posts. It's not a lot, but it's something. Pay varies depending on the sort of content you're creating, whether you're working on simple short posts (ie: recipe posts, craft spotlights) or in-depth featured pieces (top 10 lists, lengthy editorial). We will discuss.
Interested? Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me a bit about yourself, what you're interested in writing about, and include a few links to some writing samples. No resumes please. Just a friendly email and links to clips will do.