Tag Archives: freelance writing

The Writer’s Quandary: We Are All in The Same Proverbial Boat

A writer is a writer is a writer, no matter what genre we practice. We all suffer the ups and downs with creativity, inspiration, and despair.
I say this with all confidence, although some may argue that literary fiction writers are different than those who are journalists, nonfiction authors, and freelancers.

Rubbish. We all have our great moments of inspiration or times when we can’t find the right word to … Read the rest

To Niche or not to Niche – One Freelancers Journey

As I embarked on the journey of a career as a full time freelance writer, I was not sure I should choose a niche as there are compelling reasons for both options. So, I thought I would share my background and information for each path. Like many other freelancers, we share this dilemma and sometimes we never really settle on an answer. Every assignment is different and can leak over … Read the rest

How to Conduct Compelling Journalistic Interviews

I was preparing to interview Tom Hayden for my book. He graciously agreed to meet me at his office in Los Angeles.

My interview had nothing to do with Hayden’s years at the University of Michigan when he was a student editor at the University of Michigan school paper, a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1961, and one of the authors of the Port Huron … Read the rest

Why Writing Skills Are Critical to Your Business Success

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If you were to contact your eighth grade teacher, would he or she be impressed with your success? Or, would your teacher smirk with an “I knew it” kind of look.

Even if we never paid attention in our early learning years, it isn’t too late to learn how to write effectively and engagingly using active language and good grammar.

Good writing skills are important for professional advancement.

Being … Read the rest