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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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Hurricane Irene: The Aftermath

When my brother RJ Squirrel, who lives in D.C., e-mailed me about the devastation that Hurricane Irene wreaked on his home and his family Saturday, I asked if he’d be willing to share his plight with Writerland readers, and he graciously obliged. Please take a minute to read this harrowing tale. It will make you [...]

Plagiarism: Is It Safe to Share Your Writing With Others?

Last month, I came across this wonderful blog post by attorney Mark Fowler over at RightsofWriters.com (@RightsofWriters on Twitter), which details the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement. Essentially, plagiarism is an ethical, not an actionable offense, according to Fowler and others he quotes. Copyright infringement is a different story. According to Fowler, “Plagiarism does [...]

My Sister Doesn’t Want Me To Publish My Book

“I don’t want you to publish your book,” my sister said to me last week when I was visiting my family in Michigan. It was after midnight and we were sitting in the ER waiting for my three-year-old son to wake up from his drug-induced state after getting stitches. Playing tag in the dark with [...]

Penguin Publicist Holly Watson Talks Shop

Holly Watson is a Publicity Manager at Viking Penguin books and is based in Los Angeles, where she has been living since 2003. Since beginning her career in New York City as a Publicity Assistant in 1997, she has worked with a wide range of authors, including: T.C. Boyle, Stewart O’Nan, Terry McMillan, Garrison Keillor, [...]

Samuel Park on Social Media

I’m on vacation for a couple of weeks, but I’m looking forward to catching up on everyone’s blogs and tweets when I return. Meanwhile, here’s a guest post from Samuel Park, author of This Burns My Heart. If you haven’t bought his book yet, do! Samuel is an exceedingly intelligent and talented writer. I loved [...]