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Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Keep Writing Through the Holidays (And Why It’s Worth It)

Writing through the holidays

Ah, the holidays. That time of the year when our writing goes out the window because we all have so much “stuff” to do. It’s a wonderful time of year, but it can really wreak havoc with your work. Family obligations, shopping, decorating, baking, and other fun stuff steal your time and your energy, leaving …

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 …

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 …