Apr 26, 2022
Showing up to do your work regardless of your mood is distinct from ignoring your emotions and telling yourself things are ok when you don’t think they are.
Today I share with you one of my client’s stories about how she was trying to push away the feelings that emerged when she told herself she’s bombed a pitch,...
Apr 19, 2022
Writing together can be a powerful experience in terms of connection, camaraderie, and support in the creative process. This week we look at ways to make the most of writing with others IRL and virtually.
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Apr 15, 2022
A tweet led to a blog post about how quickly editors dismiss most queries, and here I’m examining this breakdown in the context of journalists pitching freelance article ideas.
The vast majority of freelance pitches can be rejected well before the first paragraph.
The ones that get assigned instantly show a different...
Apr 12, 2022
Running out of reasons to avoid pitching? I’ve got you covered with 100 reasons why you shouldn’t pitch today.
Many of these can be adapted to be reasons why you should not write anything else today, like the article you were assigned last week, or your book proposal, or your novel.
You’ll probably recognize a...
Apr 5, 2022
Dating/relationship analogies come up a lot when we talk about our editors and publications.
It’s common for freelancers to have a mix of short and long term relationships, which tend to reflect different mindsets, emotions, strategies, decisions, processes, and company policies.
It’s also common for freelancers to...