If you’re flourishing as a non-fiction writer—you’re skilled at conducting research and interviews, you’re reliably meeting deadlines and expectations, and you’re organizing information, opinion or service into...
Putting a smile on people’s faces can be a great way to engage them in your writing. I tend to write funny because I see the world as a funny place. (One of my favorite moments was when my father, after reading a few of my horror stories,...
I sometimes try to decide if I’m more of a writer or an editor at heart—but trying to figure that out is like the clichéd chicken or egg riddle. I belong to both PWAC and EAC. My official title at the magazine I work for is editor, but a...
I was expecting a mid-January lull in new assignments, but it was not to be: within days of arriving home from holidays, I had requests to improve a faculty website, produce a conference fact sheet, ghostwrite an article for a client, produce a...
Stress-free productivity: You can do lots of things to approach it, but let me suggest one that you might not have thought about.
Empty your e-mail inbox.
Why? Because you’re using it as a calendar, contact list, task list, reminder list,...
How do you define success? For freelance writers, it can be measured in many ways: More freedom, perhaps, or the chance to chart your own career course. That may be all the success you need.
But when it comes to cold, hard cash, so many freelancers...
The holiday season is over and now it’s time to go back to work. While no one, with the possible exception of the Mayans, can predict how 2012 will unfold, there are ways to make sure your year starts off well. Attitude is key: do you envision...
December marks an important and happy anniversary for me—although at one time, I wasn’t so sure. One year ago, I was downsized out of a job. It’s a familiar story to many in these troubled economic times, and one that carries quite...
Writers are all over the map when it comes to blogging, and this is understandable: as a new platform for communication, its value has yet to be convincingly proven. Blogging is a brave new world, a frontier, and those who have forged ahead have...
Google’s new social media platform, Google+, launched this past summer, is one of the tools you can employ as a writer - to get known, get remembered, and build your business.
Think of Google+ as a venue to publish your writing, to conduct...