Month: December 2015

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

30 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

New Year

It’s almost that time again. Time to resolve to get your entire life under control, preferably by February first. Yes, it’s time for the dreaded New Year’s resolution. This year, instead of trying to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, or give up some other addiction, why not resolve to improve a part (or parts) …

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

What to Do If You’re a Victim of Plagiarism


A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism. Today I want to look at what you should do if you are the victim of plagiarism. Imagine this: You’re trawling the internet one day and you see one of your articles or blog posts posted on another …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 12/18/15 (Holiday Edition)

Christmas Book

Holiday madness is in full effect, so this blog might be quieter than normal between now and New Year’s. Aside from holiday fun and obligations, I’ve really got to crack down on some other work and the holiday break is going to be good for that. I hope. Anyway, I haven’t had any new holds …

Publishing Tips & Topics

The Courtesy of “No, Thank You.”


Last week I read an article in The Independent about why it is important for publishers, agents, and others in the traditional publishing industry to treat writers with respect. (While you can read the piece for yourself, the long and short of it is this: Self-publishing is on the rise and if traditional publishing alienates …