Dec 27, 2022
Live events like conferences, conventions, and trade shows can be a rich source of multiple story ideas—or an overwhelming waste of time and energy.
Plan ahead for 2023 by learning how to leave with a small notebook bursting with everything you need to write up pitches for feature ideas instead of a bunch of lousy...
Dec 20, 2022
Today you’re hearing the interview I had with novelist Jo Buer on her podcast Alchemy for Authors. Jo and I discuss how as an author of fiction and nonfiction books you can take charge of your writing career through freelancing, writing articles to enhance your platform, and increase your social proof. This is...
Dec 13, 2022
Should you pitch during the holiday season?
Yes, if you want more assignments. No, if you want to take time off.
There are two valid approaches to taking time off as a freelancer:
1. Take time off during conventional holidays. Editors and sources may be less available; family and friends may be off too.
Dec 6, 2022
For many freelancers, getting sick quickly becomes finding hours or days when you’re able to push yourself to get things done vs. not getting paid, rather than taking actual time off.
Today I’m talking about my own experience contracting coronavirus, and discussing how to care for yourself and your freelance writing...
Nov 29, 2022
Today we’re looking at how your mindset impacts your ability to implement strategy effectively.
One tricky thing about mindset is that when we can’t recognize that we’re believing something that’s holding us back, we don’t take action because it seems like a fixed reality. For example, if you believed that a...