Today is the first day of March. The word “March comes form the Roman ‘Martius.’ According to this site, it was originally the first month of the year (Roman calendar) named after Mars the god of war. The flower of the month of March is the Daffodil or Jonquil. March’s stone is Aquamarine / Bloodstone… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014
Welcome to the Freelance Writer’s Almanac for February 2014! The flowers of February are VIOLET and PRIMROSE. The birthstone of people born in February is AMETHYST. It means SINCERITY. 1 Canada’s RCMP came into existence on this day in 1920 (The Christian Almanac - TCA p. 77). George Bush & Boris Yeltsin officially declared the… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – February 2014
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first post in the Freelance Writer's Almanac series. Today we start a new year. It's interesting to look back and see what happened 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago with a view to remembering, reflecting on, and perhaps writing about these things. Of course if you choose to… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – January 2014
Anyone who has written freelance knows that wonderful writing isn't the only thing our piece needs to get accepted. It also needs to be timely. Write and submit an article about C. S. Lewis in 2014 and chances are editors will reject it, whereas they may well have accepted it in 2013. Why? Because 2013… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – coming soon!