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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 …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Why I’m a Planner

Titanic

Since my earlier post this week was about my writing calendar, I thought I’d just make a week of it and post this ode to planning. People make fun of me because I’m a planner. They like to laugh over my detailed calendar and extensive to do lists. I like to make sure that nothing …

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Advice For Older Writers

Age

Writing doesn’t suffer from quite the same age bias as other media occupations, but there is sometimes a tendency to favor younger writers over older writers. Why? Because younger writers are viewed as having a longer career ahead of them (which means more money for the publisher). Also, the sad truth is that younger writers …