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Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $300 - Posted
Do you love paranormal romance? Do you love writing short stories? Are you looking to make some extra money doing what you love? If you can write a short romance story (Paranormal Romance) I'd like to talk to you. I'm looking for three writers who can write an e-book of 10,000 words within 2 weeks. You'll be compensated $1/100 words, or $10 for 1,000 words. I'm pretty easy to work with as long as you're good at communicating regularly and letting me know the status of the project. If you have a good feel for the romance genre and are able to write scenes with a good balance of action and dialogue, I have a lot of projects for you. What I'm looking for in a writer--the ability to write scenes with: 1. Strong conflict 2. Clear characterization 3. Dialogue that moves the story forward It's also very important to me that you let me know if you're stuck, if you have a question, or if there's any problem whatsoever in completing a story. We can solve any problem together, and those problems get solved faster the sooner we start talking it through. All rights to the stories, once you receive payment, belong to me. This is a work-for-hire arrangement. Please submit a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write strong scenes, preferably something you've written in the paranormal romance genre. It is very important that you have: -An Amazon account. - availability for a long-term job I look forward to hearing from you! Please start your cover latter with the word: Love (screening)
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing English Grammar Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $16 - Posted
I'm looking for someone who has experience creating plots - developing a compelling story line, creating interesting character profiles, and adding emotional escalation points. Each plot should be original with plenty of imagination. I'd expect most plots to be around 1000 to 1500 words each. The budget for this is $16 per plot, no matter the length. The genre is sweet and clean historical romance. Some of these plots will need to have a Christian aspect to them. If your experience is in a different genre, as long as you're willing to read documentation I provide and do research as needed, I'll consider you for this job. If you're interested, please send an example of plotting work you've done. If it seems like we might be a fit, I'll hire you to do the first one. If that goes well, we'll keep going. I'm looking to build a long term relationship with a few writers who can provide 2-3 unique plots every week. If you can do more than that, I'd be happy to take them. I'll always be available to answer questions as they come up. I'm easy to work with and flexible. I pay quickly, so you won't have to wait on me to finally get around to looking at your work.
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing CreateSpace Fiction Writing
Fixed Price Budget - Intermediate ($$) - $300 to $500 - Posted
I need a first class Romance short story writer to produce multiple short stories of 10-15K words in a specific Romance subgenre with a bit of suspense. I am looking to develop a long term working relationship with eager and gifted writers just like you. If you are interested, please provide some samples of previous work. Winning candidates will then be contacted with details of the specific subgenres I want writers for. The successful applicant(s) will provide evidence of a keen understanding of the genre, and will be able to deliver excellent work in a timely manner. This is a writer for hire job and once paid for all copyright will belong to me. I am viewing this as the starting point of an ongoing relationship, and will be looking to work with chosen writers for $10-12 per 1000 words on multiple titles. I'm looking for someone to write the whole series, probably 3 - 5 short stories, each between 10,000 and 15,000 words, but we will work one story at the time until the whole series is done. I will definitely provide chosen writers with detailed plot. I honestly look forward to hearing from you, and cannot wait to be inspired by your application. :)
  • Number of freelancers needed: 2
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $500 - Posted
Hi, Dear Writers! I’m looking for native English speakers and writers to write me CLEAN Regency Period Romance novelettes. Stories will be 12,000-15,000 words. $10 per 1,000 words All work will be put through Copyscape and must pass. This is a work for hire agreement, all copyright will belong to me. You must have a firm grasp of historical dialogue and be able to incorporate it well into your writing. Must have good knowledge of romance genre and the Regency period. I am hoping to build some long term relationships and hope you’re looking for the same. If you’re interested, please send samples of your writing. I’d prefer that you provide samples from your Regency Romance work if you can. Also, please tell me how long it will take you to deliver the first 3,000 words. Hope to hear from you!
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Fiction Writing Ghostwriting
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $550 - Posted
I am looking for a romance novel to be written at about 56700 words divided in 7 chapters (at 8100 words per chapter) in the Billionaire alpha male Billionaire Romance genre. There will be a lot of creative freedom in this project. Please note: you will be required to specific content. If the quality is good, I would love to make it a series. You should be an experienced fiction writer, good at developing characters, writing compelling story lines from beginning to end, and able to show me other publications of your other works. The work must be completed within 25-30 days of hire (quote your deadline for 7 chapters). It must be delivered as a Microsoft Word document, with the following formatting: -12 pt Arial font -Single spaced -1" margins (top, bottom, right, and left) - Page breaks MUST BE added after the end of each chapter Do not increase the margin or font type or size, or the work may be rejected. - 150 word abstract (SUMMARY). This abstract will identify the novella's main characteristics. It may act as the back cover description. Should the chosen writer provide us with high quality work, in a timely manner, following the above requirements, we will explore the possibility of forming a long-term working relationship with the writer. We have need of multiple works covering various genres, and we would prefer to continue working with a writer who has proven him or herself to be reliable. This is a work-for-hire position, meaning that the copyright for the finished material will be transferred to us upon payment for the work. The writer will not retain any rights whatsoever to finished work, and will not be credited as its author. These points will be expressly covered in a contract that must be signed prior to beginning the work. Absolutely no plagiarism will be tolerated. The finished piece will be examined closely for any evidence of plagiarism, and should such evidence be found, the writer will be summarily dismissed without payment. Please respond to this application with the SUBJECT LINE = Erotic Romance Series Please provide a previous sample of your work with your application along with a short synopsis of a potential story line. Budget is $80/chapter of 8100 words including Upwork fee ($80 is inclusive of Upwork fee). If you dont agree with the budget, please don't bid. Thank you for taking the time to look at this project. I look forward to developing a long-lasting working relationship with you. Best, Sana
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Fiction Writing Ghostwriting
Fixed Price Budget - Entry Level ($) - $10 to $25 - Posted
I’m Looking for a great English Writer who can write a simple short story for kids ages from 3-5 years old. The story will be about various animals. 500 words per story. The story will be composed out of the set of pictures, which the writer will be provided upon hiring for composing inspiration and story framework. There are total of 10 stories. A great job will definitely translated into a great feedback and additional work for hire. Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you very much for your interest.
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing English Grammar Ghostwriting