Juggling for Fun and MoneyI don't know about you, but I'm sporting just enough attention-deficit disorder to get bored right in the middle of a project. Case in point - today I'm typing out notes from two interviews that will go into an article....

Later That Day, Post-Trauma....Dear Abby was right - most of the things we worry about usually work themselves out. Of my three concurrent headache inducers today, two have managed to solve themselves. First, the software reviewer never shipped the...

I Give UpYou know, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed. So far this morning, I've miscalculated my lines-per-page count on a client project, so instead of having 80 pages of copy, I now have 46. Doesn't sound that bad until you realize I need...

The Shame of It AllThere was an arrest in the JonBenet murder case. Unless you're living under a rock right now, you already know the details, so I'll spare you that. The man confessed, and prosecutors are pretty sure they've got their man.Then...

Client Disclaimer, Anyone?I love my current clients. They're terrific people in that we communicate well, work together well and manage to agree on a number of ways their projects should go. It works because they're great personalities and I'm...

Congratulations, Kristen!Have you ever wondered what it was like for friends of insanely talented people to watch their friends climb up that ladder of success? I'm one of the fortunate ones, folks. I get to witness Kristen King, one amazingly...

Exclusivity RevisitedWow, this topic has created a good deal of conversation! And I love it. Any time any topic elicits conversation is a good thing. And so far we all agree - without monetary compensation and a contract providing that, exclusivity...

Freelancers and ExclusivityIn the past few weeks, I've seen mention of writers who are being asked to work exclusively for a particular publication. Let me rephrase that - they're not being asked to work for the particular publications but are being...

Do Your HomeworkWarning - rant ahead.I was on a writing forum recently when I noticed that a lot of beginning writers were asking questions such as "Where can I send this article?" or "What publisher is right for my story?" I wanted to scream out...

Your Logo, Your ImageOne of the forums I frequent (www.aboutfreelancewriting.com) recently had a post asking if writers created their own logos or had someone else do it. Interesting question, lots of interesting answers. Some writers had created...

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