If You Want to Know a Writer, Look at Their First Drafts

The old saying goes that “writing is rewriting,” an idea that’s very much true. I was reminded of that recently when I posted something on…

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How to Use WordPress To Save Your Freelance History

A while ago movie writer Drew McWeeny posted this to Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrewMcWeeny/status/989937832062992384 That kind of problem has plagued the freelance writing field to a growing…

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When Success Depends on the Network Effect

Back at the beginning of the year I mentioned I was no longer going to be either cross-posting material on Medium or publishing anything original…

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This Week In Questionable Writing Blog Headlines – 4/13/18

The 5 Best Times to Write: This assumes two things: 1) That you ever have time to write, which isn’t really true and 2) That…

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This Week In Questionable Writing Advice Blog Headlines

A semi-regular feature wherein I glance skeptically at select headlines from various writing advice blogs because I’m mean but without linking to them because I…

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Your Writing Stats Shouldn’t Determine Your Future

I’ll admit that back in the day I used to be somewhat obsessed with my site visit stats. When I was writing a Blogger-based blog…

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Approaching Blog Writing Like Freelance Writing

I haven’t had a whole lot of time to seek out new freelance writing opportunities. Things have been busy on a number of fronts and…

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Creating the Perfect Writing Environment is an Ongoing Process

There are countless posts out there about how to create the perfect writing environment for yourself. As with most advice, what’s offered varies significantly from…

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The One Thing You Give Up When You Decide to Become a Writer

It’s much bigger than seven, the list of things you give up. It’s also much smaller. There’s really just one item on the list. The…

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Singular or Shifting Focus?

As I’ve written about before I’ve made various changes in my daily productivity routine to help with time management and focus. Both in agency and…

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