Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ulysses App Review: Note Taking for Mac and iOS

If you’re a Mac or iOS user who has your writing spread out between a word processing software program and several other mobile apps for note taking and storage, it’s time to consider a more cohesive option. Productivity in writing is impacted by so many different factors and tied to many of them is the […]

XMind versus MindMeister: Reviews and Comparisons

When it comes to mind mapping software, there are an awful lot of choices out there, so how do you know which is best? Well, in truth, just like many other choices in life, choosing “the best one” is relative and will be different for each person. In fact, choosing the best mind mapping tool […]

Fiction Writing Contests: How to Win (Tips and More)

It’s probably going to come off sounding a bit condescending, but we wanted to take a minute to congratulate you. To us, there’s very little that’s more heartwarming than to see a younger person interested in writing. Now, we have no idea if you’re writing as a hobby or writing to ignore your math instructor. […]

Writing Contests for Teens: Enter, Win, Learn

When I was in high school, my sister and I used to play a little game. We’d write poems to each other in the style of William Carlos Williams. The poems proved most useful in injecting some love into a crap situation. For example: This Is Just to Say By Shana Thompson I have taken your shoes […]

eReleases Review: Press Release Submission Service

What have you done lately that you need people to know about? Did you finish a novel? Will you be appearing at a charity event? Or maybe you’re visiting the local high school to talk to kids about what it’s like to be a writer. You need a press release. There are a lot of […]

How to Write a Resume for a Job: Expert CV Advice and Guide

If you’re reading this, we can assume two things about you: you’re a writer and you’re a job seeker. And if you’re anything like most writers, the job application process is quite daunting. Cover letters are a piece of cake. You know how to sell yourself in three paragraphs or less. But resumes are a […]

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume

Congratulations! You’ve reworked your resume and you’ve got an eye-catching, jaw-dropping masterpiece. Now that everything’s in order, you’re ready to submit your resume and apply for your fantasy job. Well, almost. You’ll need a cover letter first. Here’s how to write a cover letter for a resume that’ll put your name on the top of HR’s […]

Upwork Competitors: The Best Upwork Alternatives

If you’ve been hanging out on this site for a while, even just a day, you already know how much we at FWU love Upwork. You may be building your portfolio or already a published novelist. In either case, Upwork is a great platform for finding, communicating with and billing clients. When I first began freelancing, I […]

Word versus Google Docs: Offline vs Online Word Processing

Word processing has come a long way. Before word processing software and computers came word processor machines. Before that electric typewriters and even manual typewriters. Manual typewriters are mostly found in museums now, but they may be hiding in your attic or the bottom of a dusty closet. If the thought of typing on a […]

Story Hooks: Good Hooks for Stories

A good story can escort us from our everyday life and transport us—for a little while at least—into another world. All our worries fade, and time stands still. If you’ve experienced this yourself, you no doubt remember it well. You can probably tell me every detail of how that book ended and how it made […]