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Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $300 - Posted
We’re looking for an excellent writer to join our publishing company and produce engaging, high-quality children’s book stories. The right candidate will work closely with the creator of a 5-part children’s book series to co-write the 2nd book in the early reader chapter book series. Must have a passion and an ability to write for young readers (ages 5-9 years old). We will pay between $200 - $300 per book. Each book should have a word count ranging from 6,000-7,000 words. The ideal candidate will be an American-English speaker. Excellence in grammar and spelling is expected. This is NOT a ghostwriter position. You will receive credit for your contribution to the book. In addition, we are looking to build a long-term relationship that can last throughout the duration of the series and other future projects. Short-listed candidates for this position will be asked to submit a short "test" job of 300-500 words in length on the topic of our choice. Candidates will be paid a nominal fee of $5.00 for this sample. If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a one-page writing sample with your application and explain you experience in children’s book writing. In addition, please use the word TANGERINE as the FIRST word in your application. We look forward to hearing from you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing Creative writing Editing
Fixed-Price - Expert ($$$) - Est. Budget: $35 - Posted
Hello, I am looking for funny writers for children's books, scary (age appropriate which will be provided) and learning books. English as a 1st language is required. This is a fixed-term trial job. I will supply and I need YOU to write a funny 300-500 word description of scenario that will be provided. To give me an idea of your funny writing skills (and so I can evaluate your suitability for this job against the other applicants), and give me a funny 100-125 word. I have lots of projects just like this in development right now, and full-time writing position is available for the right person. Also, please begin your reply with "Where in the world is Kuchampu?" Looking forward to working with the best writer. Hudhud
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing Creative writing ebook Writing
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $70 - Posted
I am looking for a writer who is a minecraft veteran and is familiar with its characters to write a fictional story in a diary format. The writer must provide samples of his/her previous work and will have to demonstrate writing proficiency and high experience with the Minecarft game. These stories should include certain key characters from the Minecraft universe :Steve, Herobrine, Creeper, Enderman, or others such as villagers, cats, dogs etc. I am open for Suggestions upfront and willing to pay a BONUS at completion for a creative way to differentiate these series from what is currently on the market. There will be lots of work for the successful candidate. You will be paid on completion of each story. We are familiar with a lot of the books released on this topic and any plagiarism will be reported to the appropriate individuals and will not be paid for! To make sure that you have read the description, please include the word "Herobrine" as the first word in your proposal. The writing style should be humorous and geared towards children 8-12 of age. You will be asked to provide a 200 word sample before you start. Budget is for around 6,000 words for a 30 day diary or equivalent.
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing Creative writing Humor Writing
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $35 - Posted
I give you the premise and you create the story with a defined beginning, middle and end. Must have experience in this genre. Must sign work for hire agreement.
  • Number of freelancers needed: 5
Skills: Short Story Writing Erotica Writing
Hourly - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Time: 1 to 3 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted
Hi everyone the book will be an e-book. I am searching for someone who can help me come up with a book title and subtitle, help me brain storm to write a short yet deep meaningful inspirational story about a young cancer patient who fought till his very last breath, was strong and always had faith during his cancer journey. The young cancer patient lived an inspiring life and inspired many who knew him. He passed away at 25 years old and it is a real life encounter, I want this short story to touch and reach out to millions to look at life at a different perspective, to live a positive life regardless of your circumstances. I was this young patients primary carer and partner so I have all the memories to start off with :) I look forward in working with you
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing ebook Writing Editing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $270 - Posted
This is a series of 3 books. each book is 12,000 words. I have a basic premise for the series. It is a black man/white woman romance. A black man gets out of prison and wants to make amends for his crime. He goes to the family who he affected. They reject his apology. He starts a relationship with one of their family members, and of course drama ensues. We will come up with the plot together. The first milestone will entail coming up with a basic outline for the series. After that, then you can begin writing the story. I need someone who has experience and someone who can write quickly and doesn't miss deadlines. Must sign work for hire agreement
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Erotica Writing Fiction Writing
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