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Each week or so, I send out a newsletter with provocative or interesting or funny links worth sharing, plus advice and a haiku and usually a short love letter at the end. Below’s a sample. No spam. Unsubscribe whenever you want. Join the party here. There’s Triscuits and everyone is […]

Melissa Etheridge gives good advice


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A newsletter subscriber recently asked me: When you were first starting out, did you have any websites or reference materials that you found helpful connecting with people looking for freelance work?  I’ve been thinking about this a lot, trying to come up with relevant tools and resources I used as […]

The weird way I became a successful freelance writer


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Christ on a pogo stick. Nothing makes you feel more productive than seeing all the work you’ve produced in a year all in one place. I highly recommend keeping track of what you produce in some way, which I was able to do thanks to my newsletter. This year I […]

Holy potatoes! All my writing in 2016



A little while ago, I wrote about how to freelance like a boss, which offered tips for writers starting out in the wild world of self-employment. Invoice2go then turned that advice into a handy infographic, with insights from several successful small business owners, including m’self. Give ‘er a read below, and, in the […]

Starting out as a freelancer? Read this advice


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I’ve been freelancing for about a decade. It started as a side gig to make my full-time job seem more bearable. I told myself that if I could get paid to write essays about dating a girl who wanted to be Harry Potter, then sitting in a cubicle 40 hours a week […]

Freelance Like a Boss: 6 Tips for Emerging Writers


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When I searched for “inspirational quote” this week on Twitter, the above 2 Chainz graphic came up. I’m always looking for inspirational quotes, even though many of them are terribly cheesy and/or don’t make sense. But sometimes things like funny 2 Chainz lyrics come come up, and things like this from […]

Inspiration in the Least Likely Places