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Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $350 - Posted
This job is to write a cozy mystery novella of approximately 30,000 words. This must be a clean story (ie. no sex or graphic violence). The story must develop characters that readers relate to and leave them wanting to know more about them. You must be familiar with the cozy mystery genre either as a reader or someone who has previously written cozy mysteries (preferred). You will be responsible for developing stories around a general plot idea. If you have story ideas that you would like to write or previous experience in the genre, we can work together to make sure the plot is consistent with our established brand. A review will take place after the first two chapters are written to make sure the story is progressing properly. Pay for this job is commensurate on your experience writing cozy mysteries (ie. experienced cozy mystery writers will be more). Assuming we have not worked together before, we will add an extra 10% to jobs until the $500 threshold is reached and the fees drop. Chapter by chapter outline First 2 Chapters Story half complete Completed story Final edits Recurring work is available for writers that can produce high quality work in a timely manner. This will be the first of many jobs for the successful candidates. When applying for this job, please let me know what mystery genres you have written in or have read. Also, please include a writing sample. ********* Please note that your name will not be associated with any published work as this is a ghost writing project and we will own the copyright for the work you produce. Both parties agree to protect the confidentiality of this arrangement. This means that neither party will reveal specific information about the job or the other party without permission.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing English Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $20 - Posted
We are looking for a line editor for an Adventure-Horror meets Paranormal for the Young Adults and New Adults crowd novel. It's inspired by Stephen King, John Steakley, Brad Meltzer, and Edgar Allan Poe with a humorous Douglas Adams-fueled bite of dialogue. The work has been through one developmental editor (see below) and is three weeks from completion of its second developmental edit. All those applying must have a sample of their editing work with specific changes to at least 500 words of writing. Please provide an estimate of how long it would take you to line edit 50,000 words at time. First, three candidates will be selected (and paid) to revise 3,000 words from the “messy middle” of the novel. This may be one stand-alone chapter or a combination of two chapters. Payment will be $20.00 and five business days will be the allotted time to complete the assignment. The winner will be selected from the three candidates to line edit the novel. Those edits will be done in three phases: the first milestone for the first 3rd of the book (possibly including a stand-alone 1,500-short story), 2nd milestone for the middle, and 3rd milestone for the final third. Each milestone will pay $250.00 upon completion. For additional comments about the novel, please see the Developmental Editor’s comments below. Developmental Editor notes (after she was paid, of course). Dialogue (“…fun, witty, hilarious, and very entertaining. Not only does it make this book a fun read, but also keeps the pace of the novel moving right along.”) Characters (“…some great characters...I really think the lead character could be a character an audience would really connect with…”) Story (“I think you’ve got a great plot going here, and it could definitely be one that stretches for a series…It’s an interesting plot that lends itself nicely to a series.”) Vampires (“…it’s important when tackling something that has been done before to give it your own spin, and I think you have succeeded at making these vampires your own.”)
Skills: Short Story Writing Copy editing Editorial Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $200 - Posted
Hello I am looking to hire excellent romance writers. If you're interested, please send a 400+ writing sample along with your price per 15K words (project). Looking to hire the best writers immediately. I am looking for people that can write humorous, light, well written sexy novellas! I welcome any plot ideas that you might have. - Content should be creative, HIGH QUALITY and 100% original. I am looking to create an ongoing business relationship with chosen bidder(s). I have many future projects in mind and would like to hire you on an ongoing basis if think that you write well and can produce consistent quality material. If so then this might not be a good fit for you. Hope to hear from you soon!
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing Creative writing ebook Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $75 - Posted
Need someone to write 24 short stories with provided words. I will also provide a sample story. #1. There will be 12 phonics stories written for the preschool level. Each story needs 2 paragraphs. Each paragraph needs 6 sentences. Sample: Paragraph 1: I see an apple. I see an ant. I see an airplane. I see a ball. I see a bee. I see a boy. Paragraph 2: The apple is red. The ant is small. The airplane is big. The ball is round. The bee is busy. The boy has fun! #2. There will be 12 phonics stories written for the kindergarten level. Each story needs 2 paragraphs. Each paragraph needs 10 sentences. To help me figure out the most qualified candidates; If you are a serious candidate, please send me a sample for #1 with these words. (cat, car, cup, dog, duck, dad) If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks! -JC
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing Creative writing English Grammar
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $30 - Posted
The book should be well written in native English and be thoroughly edited. You will need to come up a plot, characters, story line, etc. I am looking for creativity, dedication, diligence and responsiveness to deliver the book on-time and with high standard. I will provide a short list of keywords to include in your story once hired. It should have a short introduction, 3-7 concise chapters, and a short thank you or final thoughts chapter to wrap up at the end. 90% of the content should be about the story itself 10% of the content should be introduction and ending thoughts. The book must be 100% original material. I retain the rights to the book and it will likely be publish on Amazon Kindle, and possibly in print, under your name or a pen name if you prefer. I don't mind if you refer to it as a reference in your portfolio. It should be 6000-8000 words in length. Cost is $30 fixed. In your proposal please say what your proposed book will be about and how it will attract people's attention. I will write the final title of the book including relevant keywords, you just need to come up with a working title that best describes what your book is about.
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing Creative writing eBooks
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $60 - Posted
Hello! I am looking for a dedicated, creative writer to sculpt a short story that is around 6000 words. We would like the story to be about a zombie apocolypse, and a small group of people trying to escape the city. It needs to be fast, exciting, and well written. Please only apply if you have extensive experience, and you truly have a passion for the stories that you write. This will surely lead to more work in the future if you perform well. Please include any past work that you have done in the proposal for us to look at. Also include "Undead" at the beginning of your post so we know you read this far!
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Fiction Writing Ghostwriting
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $25 - Posted
I am looking for writers who possess previously written short erotica stories (10,000 words or less), so this is not a 'new assignment' per say. These stories will become part of a page on my website for visitors to read erotica stories at their leisure. I can only offer a nominal fee at this time along with author credit and a link to your site, if applicable. This website is a platform exclusively for women regarding sexual intimacy matters in their long term relationships/marriages. It is an action-based and offers many tools to rebuild this aspect of the relationship. Therefore, story submissions are preferred to be woman oriented, romantic and passionate in nature, and not too over the top. R to X rated content would be preferred rather than any hard core XXX content. I don't want to scare visitors away, as I need these women to feel comfortable dipping their toes in the water of sexuality. If you are interested, please feel free to reply with an excerpt of one of your short stories, just enough to give me an idea of your writing style. Thank you for your time.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $85 - Posted
I need several romance eBooks written of about 8000 words along with a 150 word description. Themes of the stories include college romance, suspense, bad boy professor, black woman white man and pregnancy, etc. - The proposed budget for this story is $85.00. - Content should be creative, HIGH QUALITY and 100% original. The eBook should be delivered in .doc or .docx format. You agree that you will own no rights to the work or parts of the work and you understand/agree your name will not appear anywhere on the work. I would retain all copyrights to these stories. Must be experienced with this type of writing, a NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER and have excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation. A writing sample will be required at the time of your application. I am looking to create an ongoing business relationship with chosen bidder(s). I have many future projects in mind. Hope to hear from you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Articulate Storyline Creative writing ebook Writing