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Sew le sew, the longest-running drama series in the history of Ethiopian Television I’m told, is over. I’m sad but I’m also glad. It had pretty much taken over my life. 1,424 more words


'Tis the Season

… Well, alright, no. It is three months away. But that doesn’t exactly stop people when it comes to Christmas.

Oh, wow. This I’ve just realised I will have a retail free Christmas this year… my first in what may possibly have been a time longer than the length of some dynasties. 541 more words


The Simplest Thing Most Writers Are Too Scared To Do

A lot of freelance writers have asked me how I get assignments. The answer is simple, but it’s admittedly scary: Just ask.

As a writer, we fall in love with our words. 415 more words


How To Actually Make Money Writing

The first time I ever submitted a piece to someone and got it accepted, I was over the moon. Here I am, writing things and being paid for it, I thought. 1,029 more words


How To Get Started Writing User Manuals For Software And Devices

It may not be the most glamorous writing assignment in the world, but writing user manuals can be profitable, steady work that pays the bills while you’re busy working on your novel. 653 more words


7 Tips on Overcoming a Writing Rut

Despite my best intentions, I find myself getting stuck in ruts wherein I dither in emotional oblivion instead of writing. This week, I finally pulled myself out of a month-long rut. 850 more words


Making the Right Noises

When you get into freelance work, especially as a writer, you soon come face to face with the wall of silence. You have sent out your proposals or your speculative emails and then you have nothing to do but sit and hope for a response. 525 more words