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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.

“Hitting Bottom”

An article I wrote for 7×7 magazine came out today. You parents will especially appreciate this. The kid in the photo even looks a little like mine.

And while you’re here, notice that Facebook “like” box I added over there on the right. If you “like” Writerland or my essay or just plain me (you [...]

Fantastic Facebook Fan Pages

Today I have an interview with Miles Christian Daniels, founder and co-partner of milesmaria, about how to make your Facebook Page (formerly known as a “Fan Page”) fantastic.

milesmaria is a publicity, communications and media company that works with authors, filmmakers and entrepreneurs to “tell their story.” For writing tips, social media [...]

RIP Victor Martinez

We’re sad here at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto to announce the death of poet and novelist Victor Martinez. His bio on the Harper Collins website reads: Victor Martinez was born and raised in Fresno, California, the fourth in a family of twelve children. He attended California State University at Fresno and Stanford University, and [...]

How To Get A Fulbright

What could be more awesome than spending a year in a foreign country while you get paid to write your book? Well, that’s what a Fulbright Scholarship offers, and today we have several Fulbright Scholars with advice on the application process. One said that what helped her most was reading essays written by former Fulbright [...]

Tax Help for Freelancers

UPDATE: You can now buy Andrew Stern’s ebook Z Art of Taxes to answer all your freelance tax questions! Meanwhile, check out these free tips below:

Every year when it’s time to do my taxes, I pull out my bag of receipts (groan) and open an new Excel spreadsheet (double groan). First I sort [...]

The Guilt-Free and Transformative Power of Poetry

Today we have a guest post from Teresa K. Miller on what it’s like to be a poet in a prose-reader’s world …

Compared to prose writers I know, I spend a lot less time actually writing. I find that if I make myself write when I’m not inspired, I largely produce work I could [...]