It’s Not The Story, It’s How You Tell It

Any story can be fascinating. It’s true! Writers get so caught up in what kind of story to write, when they should be more interested in how to tell the story. (If you don’t believe me, I suggest you read “Fortunately, The Milk” by Neil Gaiman. It’s a children’s book, but it’s not, and it’s…

Stop Selling Articles and Make More Money

Clearly I’ve lost my marbles, right? I mean, as a freelance writer articles are what you write – in one form or another. It might be a blog post or a white paper or an annual report, but it all boils down to writing articles. At least it tends to feel that way. You could…

On Being a Nerd

Originally posted on Shanan Winters:
Last weekend, I bought a new jacket. I’m in love with this jacket. It’s a black and white gingham-plaid wool, with leather shoulders, belt and pocket accents. It’s mid-thigh length, and fitted, with a flare at the bottom. And it’s made by Guess. I’m literally obsessed-in-love with it. Why? Because…

The Myth of the Bikini-Clad Freelancer (and Challenge for 2015)

If you’re a freelance writer, let me ask you a question. Do you find it difficult to convince people to take you and your work seriously? Maybe not the people you’re pitching to, but ordinary folks who wear suits and ties and go to jobs in big buildings. Do you get met with a “oh…

I Cheated on My Pants, and I Liked It

I have a confession. I am a pantser. No, no, not THAT kind of pantser. For non-writing folks, a pantser is someone who never outlines, but jumps into a novel or story with a general idea and holds on for the ride. They write what they see happen as they see it happening, and sooner…