Michigan Writers


How to Get Paid for your Articles

How to Get Paid for your Articles

If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them: Plagiarizing This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]



What to Look for in a Photographer

There’s a misconception by many people that anyone with a camera can be a photographer. This is an especially risky thought to have if you’re looking for a commercial photographer in New York City. Per capita, it’s hard to imagine any city in the world having more photographers than New York and they are definitely not all created the same.  If you’re looking for NYC fashion photographers,... [Read more]


Selecting the Best Photographer in New York

New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options. First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]


An Interesting Take on the Matrix – By Phin Upham

“Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix” is an essay written by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stephen D. Dreyfus, included in Phin Upham’s book Space of Love and Garbage. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy,... [Read more]


Is It Time to Put an End to the Word Literally?

By Phin Upham It’s a sociological truth that language evolves over time, with societies having their own interpretation on the meaning of a word. In some cases, this can mean that its meaning is subverted entirely. But according to Martha Gill in The Guardian, this isn’t always a good thing. Her example: the current dual usage of the word “literally.” The original definition of “literally”... [Read more]


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California firefighter arrested in love triangle murder

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Southern California firefighter who co-wrote a book about courage in the line of duty has been arrested along with his alleged mistress in the murder of the woman’s husband, who was shot to death at a rail yard in August, police say. Jonathan Michael Hearn, 24, and Sabrina Limon, 35, were taken into custody earlier this week on suspicion of first-degree... [Read more]


Writers Phil Klay and Evan Osnos win top National Book Awards

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Phil Klay and Evan Osnos were given the top prizes at the 65th National Book Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes in U.S. publishing, at a gala dinner on Wednesday that honored the best fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult writers. Klay was awarded the fiction prize for “Redeployment,” his book of stories about the wars... [Read more]


Alice Lee, sister of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, dies at 103

BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – Alice Lee, a lawyer who for decades represented her sister, “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has died in Alabama at age 103, a funeral home said on Tuesday. Lee died on Monday, according to Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville, Alabama, the rural town that inspired the setting for Harper Lee’s 1960 bestseller about racism and injustice. The... [Read more]


Franzen’s next novel ‘Purity’ announced for 2015

Fifth in the American novelist's oeuvre will be September 2015 Jonathan Franzen release “Purity,” a multigenerational epic about a woman on the trail of her mysterious father. Read the rest here:  Franzen’s next novel ‘Purity’ announced for 2015  Read More →


World Chefs: Geoffrey Zakarian dishes on must-have ingredients in new book

By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chef Geoffrey Zakarian reveals his 50 must-have ingredients at home and the 150 dishes inspired by them, ranging from appetizers to desserts, in his new cookbook “My Perfect Pantry.” The 55-year-old American chef, who has earned praise for his modern American cuisine, has run a string of restaurants including The Lambs Club and the National in... [Read more]