Got something to say about writing, art, inspiration, creativity, motivation, process, craft, literature, reading...or possibly cheese?
Got something that writers or book lovers REALLY need to see?
Want to respond to something I've written, even if it's to completely disagree with me and tell me I smell like soup? (I can see the NaNoWriMo fans lining up now--like that scene in airplane with the woman who flips out.) And not that I smell like the good kind of soup that reminds you of childhood winters, but something with weird goat cheese, too much salt, and seasonings that make you wonder if the meat has maybe gone off.
Want to take advantage of my (currently) 7000+ pageviews per week and advertise your own online endeavors in a thinly veiled self-pimp-a-thon wrapped in the "sheep's clothing" of an article? (For which I will only demand a shout out in return.)
Want to put an article or three out in the world, be read by lots of readers, but without having to start your own blog and piss off all your friends by pimping yourself on Facebook all day long? Or just want to try blogging on for size a few times before you start one of your own?
Then I want you!
Bring it! Drop me an e-mail. (firstname.lastname@example.org) As long as what you want to write is mostly coherent, at least obliquely about writing, no more than 82% horribly offensive to everyone ever, non-abusive to other readers, doesn't make me cry (except in the good way), contains at least one vulgarity, innuendo, or salvo of F-Bombs--to maintain the [lack of] decorum--and I'm pretty sure that I won't get a fatwa put out on every Writing About Writing staff member (except maybe in Iran), then I will totally publish your article. I can't promise that if you write an article on why I'm wrong about everything ever in my face that I won't write some kind of rebuttal, but all opinions on writing are welcome--even ones antithetical to mine. (I do reserve the right to refuse a post for any reason, but I promise that reason won't be because I disagree with you.)
And...if you're one of my regular guest bloggers, I'll even give you your own link on The Reliquary (unless you'd rather I didn't).
Here are some guidelines so we don't waste each other's time:
W.A.W. isn't making enough for me to pay anyone up front (yet), but if I ever do, and/or your article brings in heavy traffic, we will figure something out so I'm not taking the hard work of a writer with nothing but the promise of "exposure." I will screenshot my analytics and make sure that you make the lions share of ad click revenue on the day of your post and the penny-per-hundred page views (or so) that I make from traffic on your article. It may not add up to much (unless you get millions of hits or write for me a lot) but if it came from your work, I'll make sure I'm not taking advantage of you.