So You Want to Be a Writer? Check out these 10 FREELANCE WRITING WEBSITES and RESOURCES!


I enjoyed speaking with each attendee! They were kind enough to ask me to sign their complimentary copies of UPSCALE magazine which features two of my articles.

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you?  I trust that you are having a great day!  I wanted to share some great info with you!  As many of you know, I have been a freelance writer for more than 20 years!  It is my passion and I LOVE doing it!  Well….. recently, a friend of mine, Joia Ellis-Dinkins, the branch manager of Georgia Hill Library in Atlanta, Georgia, invited me to come out to speak!  I spoke on the subject: Learn How to Get Published in a Magazine, Newspaper or Online Source.  I really had a great time and the attendees were wonderful!  For those of you who are aspiring writers, I decided to share a little info with you!  I trust that you find it helpful!  Thanks so much and have a wonderful week!



I really enjoyed hearing all of the amazing ideas the aspiring writers have! I look forward to reading their books, articles and even screenplays in years to come!



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This is the beautiful Joia Ellis-Dinkins! She does an awesome job of bringing out speakers to inspire, empower and educate the patrons of Georgia-Hill Library! Please check out this link for other events –!



About Leslie's Lane

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance journalist, product review expert, social media influencer, global travel writer, speaker, media consultant and strategist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: AAA Southern Traveler, ESSENCE,, Upscale, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog,, Black Enterprise,, The Travel Bags with Annita Blog, and The Wall Street Journal. She is creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information brand and has penned two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Just click on this link to order the books: Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.
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