Mar 25, 2021
This is the first of two episodes exploring the intersection of desire, commitment, and priorities.
Is there something in your writing life that you strongly desire but haven’t committed to yet?
Writers who mistake desire for commitment are actually committed to wanting to do something—request deadline extension,...
Mar 22, 2021
Join me on Tuesday, March 23, for a live masterclass on how to break into your dream publications. We’ll focus on proven strategies to get consistent, meaningful assignments that pay well.
This isn't the conventional, so-called freelancing wisdom that leads to mediocre results. These are the same principles I teach...
Mar 18, 2021
Freelancers often think of the editors who don’t want to assign them stories, and of readers who don’t want to read their stories and angles, when writing pitches.
I don’t mean the editors don’t want to assign the stories because the pitches need to be zhushed up. I mean they don’t want to work with the writer...
Mar 11, 2021
The work you're doing now will tend to lead to similar work moving forward. Similar pay, topics, structures, publications, clients, etc. All of these tend to replicate if you’re not intentionally making changes and steering yourself in a new direction.
You also have the possibility of continually building upon...
Mar 4, 2021
No electricity. No internet. They’re not one in the same, but when they overlap they make for a powerful Venn diagram.
The extreme weather and increased pressures on infrastructure means we’re going to continue to see large areas lose power and connectivity.
Here in South Africa, we’ve had plenty of chances to...