Category: Freelance Writing Advice

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

A Sad and Cautionary Freelancer’s Tale

Cautionary Freelancer's Tale

Over the years, I’ve been in and out of contact with a fellow writer who’s been trying to make a go out of freelancing. She started freelancing about seven years ago because she wanted to be a stay-at-home mother, yet still contribute to the family income. She started with the best of intentions, but things have …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

When to Say No to a Freelance Job


One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn as a freelancer is when to say no to a job. (Hint: It should be a lot more often than I do.) Even more, I’ve had to learn that it’s okay to say no. (I’m a people pleaser, but that’s a whole ‘nother issue.) In the …

Freelance Writing Advice

When Quitting Equals Winning

Quitting the Game

People like to refer to life as a game or competition. The winners are the ones who accumulate the most or best things, achieve the most success, or attain the most power. That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway, which means that most of us are playing a game we’ll never win. We’ll never have a lot …

Freelance Writing Advice, Random Generalizations & Observations

“So, What Do You Do?”

Career Frog

I used to cringe whenever someone asked me, “So, what do you do?” at a party or conference. I never had a good answer because the true answer was and is, “Whatever I feel like at the moment,” which isn’t exactly socially acceptable. While I’m primarily a writer, that’s not all I do and, until …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Freelance Writing Advice

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Someone asked the other day why I post these book lists as “lists” instead of reviewing the books that I read. It’s a good question and here’s the answer. I’m not good at writing book reviews. Sure, I write board game reviews all the time over on, but books are different. I guess, to …