Jul 25, 2023
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...
Jul 19, 2023
As a species, we’re pretty judgey. As working writers, we’re constantly having our work judged.
Sometimes it can feel like how someone feels about our writing is how they feel about us.
When we add our own judgement of somebody else’s judgement, things get sticky.
Fear of judgement (by an editor, a friend, an...
Jul 11, 2023
Freelancing while traveling disrupts the home routine. Get clear about your process and expectations when traveling, and you’ll be better able to reduce frustration and optimize your next trip.
Some unconscious and/or unrealistic expectations include:
+ Stamina, sleep, and food choices
+ Only reporting vs. starting to...
Jul 4, 2023
One great guiding question is at the heart of a pitch that lands an assignment, or in an article that resonates with readers. Answering this question is usually going to be more compelling for a reader, and often essential for an assigning editor.
This episode unpacks the power of answers, plus the exception you want to...