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...

Sane or Insane?I think I've hit upon the key indicator that helps new freelancer writers determine if the advertisement they're reading is from a "real" employer or a slimeball. It's the Sanity Factor.Saw an ad on Craig's List yesterday that made me...

The Beauty of Brainless NetworkingIt happened again yesterday - I was talking with a PR "colleague" (we're all in this together) and he was asking how business was. He was referring to my monthly newsletter, but as I was wrapped up in a ton of...

Writing Tips from Writing ChumsWhat a coincidence! Yesterday I wrote about supplementing the freelance income, while at the same time waaaay across the country, my dear friend Anne Wayman was doing exactly the same thing! Anne's approach to the...

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The one I'm talking about is part of a subscription website that allows members…

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One other big problem with a lot of pricing guidelines? Some of the data…