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What Skills to Highlight in Your Writer Resume

What Skills to Highlight in Your Writer Resume

The irony befalls hard when a writer has to sit down and write a resume for themselves. 

Given the nature of their job, everyone including the recruiters has high expectations from a writer’s resume.

However, writing a resume can be confusing irrespective of what your job profile may be. That is until you learn about the basics of a resume, or like in this case, a resume for a writing career. 

Currently, almost 75% of the giant companies use the Application Tracking Software (ATS) to streamline their recruitment process. The software scans through the resumes for a particular set of keywords that are common to the job profile and just like that, it filters out the most relevant resumes for the position.

The notable point here is that the skills that you mention in your resume are crucial if you want to rank high in this ATS system and get shortlisted.  

So what are the skills that you must highlight in your writer’s resume? Well, that’s exactly what we will set forth in this blog.

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Enter To Win A Digital Copy Of ‘Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth, And Babies’

Deborah Sheldon is back with another amazing digital giveaway with Horror Tree! This time around, she is providing 10 digital copies of ‘Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth, And Babies‘ and you have two weeks to try and win a copy! From today until the end of December 20th, 2021 be sure to visit this post with multiple ways to put your name in the hat to win yourself a copy of this fantastic anthology.

ENTER TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF SPAWN: WEIRD HORROR TALES ABOUT PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND BABIES
 
The Horror Tree is giving away TEN ebook copies of Deborah Sheldon’s anthology, Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, released by the award-winning press, IFWG Publishing Australia.

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Video Recap: Will authors be replaced by robots?

Today, we’re revisiting Ken MacGregor’s recent article where he asks the very important questions: Will authors be replaced by robots? It really was a fun read and we’re highlighting some of Ken’s views in this one.

(Editor’s note: To be honest, I’m still not convinced he isn’t a robot writing this just to fool us all into believing he’s a human. He refuses to take a Captcha Test for me… -Stu)

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Top 7 Tips For Writing Ghost Stories

Top 7 Tips For Writing Ghost Stories

Read on for our top tips on how to write a ghost story. Your first step should always be to define a ghost story to yourself, but you should know how to proceed afterwards. The best ghost stories are ones that are well-planned. Use our tips to plan yours now.

 

Choose Your Tone

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Naming Characters

Naming Characters

by JP McLean.

In his famous Romeo and Juliet soliloquy, Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a Name?”

 

Quite a lot, as it turns out. I don’t have children, so the only names I’ve bestowed are on my fictional characters and my dogs. Happily, my choices have yet to be challenged (at least by the dogs).

 

Still, it’s important to find a good fit between the character and the name you choose. A name invokes an image in a reader’s mind. The way the name is spelled, how it rolls off the tongue, how it looks visually on a page—all these things add nuance to the character.

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‘Triumph’s Ashes’ Blog Tour – Thinking Outside The Box

After I finished writing The Cassidy Chronicles I thought I was finished writing about Aiyana and Kendra.

I started with their wedding, broke it up, got them married, sent them on adventures, put them in peril, and finally ended things with them on top and ready to change the world.

I was ready to start on The Next Book.

It’s not as easy as it sounds; at least, not for me.

First I had to think of a problem.

Fine. Impending famine due to a breakdown in infrastructure.

Yawn. Boring!

Impending famine due to breakdown in infrastructure because the Lunar colonies keep demanding all the rare metals needed to keep the machinery working.

Better…

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How To Write a Horror Story in 5 Steps

How To Write a Horror Story in 5 Steps

Are you an aspiring writer aiming to achieve success in the literary world of modern times? If yes, perhaps one of the genres you want to explore is horror stories. Why? Simply because what is unnatural and shocking affects human emotions more intensely than anything else. This article will serve as a guide to writing a horror story in 5 simple steps. 

 
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Interview with award-winning horror author, Deborah Sheldon

Deborah Sheldon is an award-winning Australian author with a long list of titles to her name, including short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels. Sheldon is masterful at the art of writing horror: believable plots, convincing characters, well-defined settings, decisive pacing, and the perfect amount of mayhem, destruction and bloodletting. Her new action-horror novella, Man-Beast (Severed Press) reflects all these skills. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Deb about horror writing in general, and Man-Beast in particular.

 

The title character in your book is a humanoid, but not the standard version. How did you go about revamping the Bigfoot trope?
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