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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

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The Threat of The Tiger Mother

As both a memoirist and a parent, I was anxious to read Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. If you haven’t heard of it, you must have been off visiting another planet for the past three weeks since the Wall Street Journal printed an excerpt of the book with the headline “Why Chinese [...]

On Bucks and Book Publishing

This week I have a guest post by [...]

Survey Results: How Writers Support Themselves

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the survey. You guys are awesome. Here are the results:

Sixty-five writers took the survey. Of those, 42% are novelists, 18% are nonfiction and/or memoir writers, and the rest are broken down below. 43% of the writers support themselves through non-writing-related jobs (see below for a [...]

How To Support Your Writing Career

There is no one way to support yourself while building your writing career. Many people have full-time non-writing-related jobs. Some people teach writing. Some people have spouses who support them. Others freelance write and edit. Still others are lucky enough to make a living selling books. Next week, I will examine different options writers can [...]

BlogOakSphere Party

I went to my first ever blogger networking event last night at this cool new restaurant/bar in Oakland called Disco Volante. We wore name tags. We sipped cocktails. We exchanged business cards. I think I was the only blogger there writing about writing (someone said, “That’s so meta. And meta is cool.”) About half the [...]

Writerland Pledge Drive

In addition to my regularly scheduled post this week, I’d like to announce the first ever Writerland Pledge Drive! Just like on NPR, we at Writerland need to interrupt our regularly scheduled posts now and then to ask our readers to donate in order to keep Writerland alive. Writerland does not accept cash, checks, or [...]

Blogger’s Guide to (Un)happiness

I have a guest post over at Sierra’s blog today. Check it out!

Momming and Writing

If you’re like me and you’re trying to do it all, you may find yourself sneaking into the corner of the kitchen to scarf down a chocolate chip cookie or sip a glass of wine now and then to keep your energy up and your sanity intact. That “all” may include picking up toys and [...]