Feb 28, 2023
Some freelancers say they’re writing for low paying, low circulating, low quality, or otherwise low satisfaction publications because they need to pay their dues.
If working this way was a sure route to high paying, high circulating, high quality, highly meaningful work, I’d be all for it. But it’s not.
Feb 21, 2023
Whether you’re writing a short pitch or a lengthy feature, the urge to include more, more, more can be seductive. Succumb to this pull, and you’ll see productivity, speed, and quite possibly you and your editor suffer.
Deciding when enough is enough and knowing how to kill your darlings can help you enjoy each...
Feb 17, 2023
The past few weeks, I've been adjusting to a new morning routine.
Moving outside in the sunshine helps the body recalibrate to wake up earlier. But somehow the effort of actually putting on my socks and sneakers soon after waking up has seemed like waaaaay too much effort.
At a conscious level I told myself: "It's no...
Feb 14, 2023
If you’ve experienced something as difficult in the past, or know that a task is challenging for others, you may subconsciously make it harder for yourself because you believe the dominant narrative that it is hard.
On the Writing Coach Podcast this week, we look at how different writers struggle with letting the...
Feb 10, 2023
In the movie version of my writing life, there’s a scene where I walk up and down the aisle of an airplane watching strangers open the inflight magazine with the Bonnie Raitt cover story I wrote.
That really did happen: I wrote the story while a freelance newbie and then got to see people reading it IRL. Landing...