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Write About Pets: 19 Friendly Markets That Pay Up to $600 – by The Editor…

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on Make a Living Writing:

Want to get paid to write about pets?

If you’re a writer who loves pets, consider combining your passions and becoming a pet-care writer.

If you want to write about pets, there’s some good news: the pet industry is enormous. In North America alone, it’s currently worth over $225 billion, and many pet care businesses and publications need freelancers who can write about pets.

The majority of the market consists of non-veterinary-related products and services, meaning that there are lots of opportunities to write about pets within the niche regardless of your educational background.

This list features 19 markets that pay freelancers to write about pets and cover topics about animals and pet care. It includes publications that focus on all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, birds, and even reptiles.

TIP: Before you pitch any of these markets, make sure you carefully…

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Describing a Character’s Emotions: Problems and Solutions – by Angela Ackerman…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Writers Helping Writers:

Characters are the heart of a story, but what really draws readers in is their emotions. Only…showing them isn’t always easy, is it?

Like us in the real world, characters will struggle. Life is never all cherries and diamonds; in fact, it’s our writerly job to make sure reality fish-slaps our characters with painful life lessons! Big or small, these psychologically difficult moments will cause them to retreat and protect themselves emotionally, believing if they do so, it will prevent them from feeling exposed and hurt in the future.

And while we know “shielding” behavior is psychologically sound (we do it, too) and it means our characters will try to hide it when they feel vulnerable, this causes a real problem at the keyboard end of things. Why? Because no matter how hard a character is trying to hide or hold back their emotions, we writers…

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Happy National Dog Day

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And of course, a photo of my angel Cinnamon for National Dog Day:
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