Steady WorkI'll admit it - since my dry spell this past year (read that my "severe drought") I'm much more concerned about sitting idle for more than a day. That started me on a search for regular work. And lo and behold! Didn't I find two regular...

The Phrase That PaysIt worked again! For the second time in three months, I advised a colleague to use the following line at the end of a long-past-due invoice:"Please pay within 15 days to avoid litigation."This time, my colleague and chum Kevin...

I've Lost That Lovin' FeelingHere's to my second official bitch-and-moan day! My chum Kathy Kerhli (who taught me the fine art of bitching with style) wrote an interesting post the other day about a client who kept expecting more and more out of her...

Run Forrest, Run!The temptation as you're first starting out is to take anything that pays even a penny a word. However, there comes a point in every writer's life where the job description makes a person want to flee for the exit. Trust that...

The Week that Blew UpDid you ever have one of those weeks? I just came off one of the strangest weeks in my career. It started okay, but midweek it all went ka-flooey. I had written an article for a pub I've written for in the past, when I get this...

I've Been Tagged!I'm still not sure what a meme is, but Yvonne Russell just tagged me and told me I'm it. :) So I'll follow her lead and come up with my own personal contract:I will serve all clients with the same amount of attention and respect. I...

'Nother ContestThanks to my chum Kathy for this link to yet another novel contest:http://www.brianagincourtmassey.com/contests/bfcguidelinesNo entry fee for this one. Have at...

Herding CatsI'm back at my home office. Yippee! I love being onsite at client locations, but I always feel like my home "ship" is adrift and in danger of sinking. The last three days have been spent getting back into the workflow and tying up a lot...

A Reason to Finish That NovelThanks to writing chum Audrey over at www.writershelper.com, I was alerted to this great writing contest:http://firstchapters.gather.com/The beauty of this one - first prize is having your book published by Simon and...

Easy Job for the Write PersonThat was the way the ad was worded, I swear to you. And this was no employer trying to be cute – this was an ad trying to justify the low payment.In fact, I’ve compiled my Top Five Clues that it’s a low- to no-pay...

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