Category: Writing Tips & Career Advice

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

So You Want to Be a Freelance Writer? Some Ideas on Getting Started.

Freelance writer

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How do I get started as a freelance writer?” Today I’m going to give you my answer, but be warned: There is no advice that works for everyone, and my path will likely not be your path. Also, there is no magic bullet or golden ticket. …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

More Focus + Fewer Projects = Increased Productivity

Focus

I am the poster child for having the focus of a squirrel caught in traffic. At one point, I had no less than six novels going, plus a bunch of half-baked short stories and several freelancing projects. Oh, and I thought it would be a good idea to learn nine languages on DuoLingo. And I’m …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Start With “The End.”

The End

For most writers, writing the words, “The End” is the culmination of months (or years) of effort. It marks the completion of a project and is cause for a moment of celebration. I’m weird, though, because none of this is true for me. I usually write, “The End” within the first day of beginning a …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Writing Tips & Career Advice

You Don’t Have to Monetize Every Skill

In today’s culture, in America especially, there is a pressure to monetize every single skill that you possess. It doesn’t matter what it is… It could be something utterly obscure like yak raising. But dammit, if you raise yaks you’d better be making money off of them. It doesn’t matter if you simply want to …

Benefits of Play, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Journaling with Coloring Books

Journaling Color 1

I’ve written before about my enjoyment of coloring. Long before adult coloring books became a thing, I was buying kid’s coloring books and some crayons and having fun. Now that adult coloring books are available, I’ve got a lot more to choose from! I discovered the therapeutic benefits of coloring back in the ’90’s when …