Month: April 2017

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Give Yourself a Better Job Description Than “Freelance Writer”

Job description

Many of us who work on a per-project basis refer to ourselves as “freelance writers.” That’s what we are, after all. We’re hired guns, the people you come to when you don’t have someone on staff to write the magic words. Freelance writer is a fine title for use in the writing community. Your fellow …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News Update & Reading List 04/21/17

Weekly News Update & Reading List 04/21/17

The news this week is… Virtually nothing. At least nothing interesting and Earth shattering. With the painting project in full swing, a funeral to attend, board game reviews to write, and plenty to keep me busy with my “real” job, I’m lucky just to get the bare minimum done every day. I am squeezing in …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego

What Books and Board Games Have In Common

Books and Board Games

Board gamers are a diverse bunch. Some are techies who work in the worlds of science and computers. Others are doctors, artists, executives, lawyers, or activists. But what’s always struck me about board gamers is just how many writers, readers, and other literary folk play games. Clearly there is some common link that attracts word nerds …

Productivity & Time Management, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Don’t Do What’s Right. Do What’s Right for You.

What's Right

There’s a lot of writing/publishing/marketing advice out there. (Including what I post here so, yeah, I’m contributing to the problem.) And every site, book, guru, and column purports to know the “right” things that you “must do” in order to succeed as a novelist, freelancer, or non-fiction author. “Oh, you must have a newsletter.” “You …