Loving Writing Isn’t Enough

“Do You Love to Write?” That, or something like it, was the headline on the blog post that got my attention. Not because I was…

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Should Freelancers Work for Startup Equity?

Last week Ben Schiller wrote about a new app (because of course it’s an app) that wants to facilitate a different sort of connection between…

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Gender-Swapping Characters Opens Up New Potential

On a couple recent occasions, I’ve found myself, while very pointedly not sleeping, working through ideas for short stories or TV shows. In each case,…

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I Don’t Sell Writing. I Sell My Experience and Service.

Two conversations I’ve had recently exemplify my current approach to managing my freelance life. First, I was given the opportunity to provide a quote for…

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Abandoning the Cult of Medium

With the turn of the calendar over to the new year I, as I stated before, decided to reevaluate some things I was doing online.…

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Letters to Santa and Creating a Love of Writing

If you ask someone what the earliest thing they remember writing was, they’ll probably respond with a school project they had to research and present.…

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Does Writing Require Pain?

There’s a quote from Sting I think frequently about. It was from an interview around the time of, I think, the release of Mercury Falling…

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Everyone Has a Story

I’ll admit to a character flaw I think many of us fall victim to: I’m fairly judgmental. Anything that seems “odd” or “out of the…

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This Week On This Writing Life – 11/10/17

You can keep up with my Medium posts on my personal writing thoughts and experiences by following This Writing Life.  Measuring Performance Comes Later: I…

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It Doesn’t Matter What You Call It. How It Feels Does

It used to be called “the groove” or “the zone.” Coming from a family full of gearheads and car enthusiasts we used the phrase “running…

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