Saturday, February 27, 2021

Editing

Letting Go of the Need for Perfection

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the...

Freelancing Tips

Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

Don’t Be Freelance If…

"Don't freelance to make a living, freelance to make a life."- Joel Klettke I'm always espousing the benefits...

Home, Coffee Shop, or Coworking Space?

One of the wonderful things about freelancing is the ability to work from wherever you want. Of course, this is not quite...

It’s Okay to Change Direction as a Freelancer

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are going."- Lao Tzu So you've...

Awesome Things About Being Freelance (That Aren’t Money)

"Time is more valuable than money." Unknown   I say this all the time and...

No Portfolio? No Problem! How to Get Your First Publication Anyway

"Experience is the best teacher". Proverb, origin unknown   Becoming a professional writer can seem...

Language Geekery

4 Grammar Rules You Can 100% Go Ahead and Break

The past is always tense, the future perfect. Zadie Smith   Language holds an endless fascination...

Opinion

You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

"There's a human being on the other end of your tweet. So please type with kindess."- Kat Edison, The Bold Type

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You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

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Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

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Lockdown Isn’t a Creative Retreat

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Resources & Recommendations

My Top Reads of 2020

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live- Annie Dillard There are many things...

Gifts for Writers: What to Give the Writer In Your Life for Christmas

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."- Victor Hugo I get asked this all the time -...

Three Writers Who Inspire Me

We all have our favourite writers - those whose newest work we will rush to buy, those we just can't put down,...

5 Awesome Instagram Accounts for Freelancers to Follow

"No-one's life is as perfect as their Instagram feed." Unknown   I love Instagram. After...

Four of the Best Books About Writing

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole...

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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2021

"I'm going full Hamilton on this, because i am the definition of young, scrappy and hungry!"- Sutton Brady, The Bold Type

You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

"There's a human being on the other end of your tweet. So please type with kindess."- Kat Edison, The Bold Type

Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

Hustle Culture: The Hamster Wheel of Exhaustion

"Your worth is not measured by your productivity."- Unknown We live in a culture that really praises and rewards...

Self Care & Mental Health

You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

"There's a human being on the other end of your tweet. So please type with kindess."- Kat Edison, The Bold Type

Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

Hustle Culture: The Hamster Wheel of Exhaustion

"Your worth is not measured by your productivity."- Unknown We live in a culture that really praises and rewards...

Lockdown Isn’t a Creative Retreat

"I think the reason Shakespeare managed to write King Lear while a plague was going on is primarily because he didn’t...

Writing Journey

Yes, You Are a Writer

You fail only if you stop writing- Ray Bradbury I struggled with this question many times over the...

Is a Creative Writing Degree Worth It?

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese Proverb   People ask...

Becoming a Freelance Writer: How I Got Here

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then you gradually get better at...

Writing Life

Writing Goals for 2021

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."- Antoine de Saint-Exupery I'm not a big fan of new...

Meet My Home Office

"Don't work from bed. You want your bed to be a place of peace and calm, not work stress."- Liz Grossman Kitoyi

Lessons From My First Month of Freelancing

"Everything is a story. You are a story. I am a story." Frances Hodgson Burnett  

Writing Tips

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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2021

"I'm going full Hamilton on this, because i am the definition of young, scrappy and hungry!"- Sutton Brady, The Bold Type

You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

"There's a human being on the other end of your tweet. So please type with kindess."- Kat Edison, The Bold Type

Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

Hustle Culture: The Hamster Wheel of Exhaustion

"Your worth is not measured by your productivity."- Unknown We live in a culture that really praises and rewards...

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This is a new thing I want to try this year, inspired by many of my favourite bloggers and content creators: the...

Lockdown Isn’t a Creative Retreat

"I think the reason Shakespeare managed to write King Lear while a plague was going on is primarily because he didn’t...

Yes, You Are a Writer

You fail only if you stop writing- Ray Bradbury I struggled with this question many times over the...

Writing Goals for 2021

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."- Antoine de Saint-Exupery I'm not a big fan of new...

My Top Reads of 2020

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live- Annie Dillard There are many things...

Don’t Be Freelance If…

"Don't freelance to make a living, freelance to make a life."- Joel Klettke I'm always espousing the benefits...

Most Popular

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2021

"I'm going full Hamilton on this, because i am the definition of young, scrappy and hungry!"- Sutton Brady, The Bold Type

You Can’t Please Everyone. And It’s Okay – Really.

"There's a human being on the other end of your tweet. So please type with kindess."- Kat Edison, The Bold Type

Sometimes Freelancing is Lonely

"Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not."- Maxime Legacé Freelancing is amazing and I love it...

Hustle Culture: The Hamster Wheel of Exhaustion

"Your worth is not measured by your productivity."- Unknown We live in a culture that really praises and rewards...