Tag: blogging

Productivity & Time Management, Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Back to School: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Years ago, there was a hilarious Staples ad for back to school shopping. Set to the Christmas carol, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” it featured a dad frolicking joyfully through the aisles as the kids looked on in misery. That commercial still tickles me to this day. Since I don’t have kids, you …

Marketing & Platform Building, News, Updates & Happenings

Changes Are Coming to the Blog!


It’s been just over a year since I signed the contract for Broken Fate and a lot of things have happened since then. Unfortunately, progress often brings growing pains, so you’re soon going to notice some changes to this blog. I think they’ll be for the better, though, allowing you to get to know me …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

NaNoWriMo for Professional Writers


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. Beginning November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people will sit down at their computers and attempt to crank out 50,000 words of fiction in 30 days. NaNoWriMo is billed as a way to help new writers get over their fright, insecurity, and procrastination tactics. But what …

Marketing & Platform Building, Productivity & Time Management

Social Media for Introverted Writers


I am a card-carrying introvert. Always have been. Until recently, this hasn’t been a problem. I’ve surrounded myself with a small group of friends, avoided parties, and managed to get to the point where I can work from home as a freelance writer, thus avoiding the extroverts around the corporate water cooler. In other words, …

Freelance Writing Advice, Marketing & Platform Building, Writing Tips & Career Advice

What to Do Instead of Writing for Content Mills

Paper and Pen

In response to my piece on shunning the content mills, someone asked this question: “Well, what do I do to break in if I don’t write for those places?” This question taps into a huge misconception: That content mills are the only path to becoming a known and valued writer. This is simply not true. …