Tag: writing

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. …

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

Better Writing Through Lego

better writing

And now for something a little different… It’s no secret that I’m a huge Lego fan. I have been ever since I was a kid, although I went through a period as a young adult where I believed it wasn’t “cool” and thus shelved my sets. Fortunately, I’m old enough now that I give zero …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Returning to Writing After an Extended Break

Writing After an Extended Break

Sometimes, for any number of reasons, we step away from writing. Sometimes it’s because we make a conscious choice to try something else. Other times we’re forced away from writing due to health, family, work, or financial issues. Whatever the reason, you’ve taken an extended break and now you want to get back at it. …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

What Tennis Teaches Me About Writing


I’m a tennis junkie. I play every chance I get (even if that’s solo against a backboard) and I spend way too much time watching on TV. Four times a year (okay, more than that) my productivity crashes because I’m watching the Grand Slams. It’s not all wasted time, though. Tennis teaches a lot of …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Random Generalizations & Observations

The Joys of Living in Your Own Head

Individual Head

I frequently come across articles about “getting out of your head.” They claim that living in your head is limiting and even destructive. The writers want to cure you of this problem because, clearly, it’s ruining your life. I agree with some of these articles to a point. If you’re living in your head to …