About Lee Masterson
Dec15

About Lee Masterson

Lee Masterson is a freelance writer from South Australia. She lives in the gorgeous sea-side suburb of Brighton with her husband and their extremely spoilt German Shepherd dog. Lee has a long background working in the finance industry and worked first as a credit assessor, then as a mortgage lender, and then as an investment banker with one of the largest banks in the southern hemisphere prior to becoming a full-time writer. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Lee’s print publication credits include St. Martin’s Press (Bedford Book of Genres), People Magazine (Australia), Picture magazine, That’s Life magazine, Take 5 magazine, New Idea, Woman’s Day (Australia), Smart Investor magazine, Australian Property Investor magazine, Muse magazine (SARW), Children’s Book Insider, Romance Writer’s Australia Mag, Heart to Heart, Brady Magazine, Stygian Soul Anthology, Southern Times Messenger, Adelaide Advertiser and many more. Her online publication credits include Fiction Factor, Freelance Factor, Investopedia, Scope Weekly Magazine, Debt-Free Living, Property Asset Planning (Aust), Mortgage Loan Hints, Destroy Debt, Choice Home Loans, Eclipse Home Loans, Writing-World, Absolute Write, Absolute Markets, Writer’s Weekly, Author-Network, Scriptorium, Writer Gazette, Aspire2Write, Writer2Writer, Planet Quill, SciFi Editor, Writer’s Room, Anthologies Online, Neometropolis, WorldWide Freelance, E-Writer Magazine, WordMage, European Writer, Brady Magazine and many, many more… She has also had more than 200 educational or writing-related articles published, reprinted and/or re-released into more than 110 ezines and magazines around the world. Lee is also a long-term ghost-writer, responsible for writing highly-researched in-depth articles and books for various clients around the world. In the past 6 years, she has ghost-written 82 books for clients, with several going on to become best-sellers in their respective fields. She’s also ghost-written thousands of articles for various clients, many of which have been published as ongoing feature columns in a range of magazines. Aside from the ghost-written books, Lee Masterson has also published 22 fiction novels under various pseudonyms, many of which have become best-sellers (Why the pseudonyms? Her real name is reserved for only articles and finance reporting!) Lee is also the author of seven writing-related ebooks (Write, Create & Promote a Best-Seller,Writing Short Fiction That Sells, the 2007 Short Fiction Market Guide, Horror Short Fiction Market Listings, Christian Market Guide, Sci-Fi Market Listings and Fantasy Writing Markets)and also the co-author of Write Here, Write Now (with Tina Morgan). Lee Masterson is the founder and publisher of the FictionFactor Group of ezines, and also the editor-in-chief of each of the writing-related ezines, which include the popular flagship ezine, Fiction Factor, along with sister sites Romance Factor, Fantasy Factor, Children’s Fiction Factor, Erotica Factor, Horror Factor, SciFi Factor, Freelance Factor and Short-Fiction Factor In what little spare time she has, Lee also writes horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. ....

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Fiction Factor is BACK!
Nov22

Fiction Factor is BACK!

  Yes, it’s true. After such a long hiatus, Fiction Factor is finally coming back! I believe it’s been more than 2 years since an email newsletter was sent out. It’s been almost that long since any new content went up on the site too. So, why the absence? I’m glad you asked.  In order to give you a decent response, I feel a little Fiction Factor history is in order…. In the Beginning Back in 1999 I went searching for information about how to submit a book to a publisher in another country. I didn’t want to limit myself to the Australian publishing arena. I wanted to play in the UK and the US as well. But information about how to achieve that from the other side of the planet was scarce. Of course, that was in the internet-equivalent of the dark ages. There just wasn’t much information for writers online back then at all! What I did learn is that there used to be a few forums running specifically for writers to hang out and learn from. That was about the extent of writing-related information online late last century (I’m showing my age here, aren’t I…?). Most writers I met back then were in exactly the same boat I was. None of them really knew how to launch their writing careers and get things happening. They started asking how I’d managed to do what I do in various countries when they didn’t have a clue how to even get started at home! So I dug up a tutorial on how to make a website, put together a roughly designed page and hosted it on a freebie server. That first incarnation of Fiction Factor was born in November 1999. And then…? For two years I wrote articles about writing and submitting and finding publishers and put them up on that ugly-duckling website. It simply never occurred to me that it was ugly or that it was still hosted on a free server. Until I woke up one morning to find that free host had gone under, taking my busy little website with it. I didn’t want to risk the same thing happening again, so I registered the Fiction Factor domain name in 2001 and shifted a new incarnation of the site to a Canadian web host (I’m still with the same web host even to this day. They’ve been absolutely awesome!) Expansion Phase It was around that same time I started getting emails from people asking why I didn’t send out updates or newsletters to let them know when new content was published. I had no idea how...

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