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Don’t Feed the Trolls

Wow! It’s been ssssooooo long since I wrote a post here (looks like sometime in 2013), even though I’ve continued to lurk around checking things out. 1,817 more words

The Writer & Author

Grammar-ease: Proved vs Proven

Today is for those times when you’re not quite sure if you want to use ‘proved’ or ‘proven.’

Both prove and proveare formed from the verb  279 more words

The Craft Of Writing

Time Tracking - Getting It Right

As a self-employed writer, it’s important to be able to track your billable time. Even if you charge per-project rates instead of hourly, you need to know how much time each step of a project takes. 517 more words

Writing Life

Words Count

One of my jobs is running a non-profit arts service organization. This past week has been about completing some online profiles and doing a grant. Both of these require specific wordsmithing. 244 more words


Milestones, Birthdays, and Other Reasons to Celebrate

As I celebrate another birth-year I’m thinking back at all that has changed in the past 365 days for me – good, bad, and other. 494 more words


Generating Income with Public Lectures

Writers can generate income by activities other than putting words on the page; one of my favorites is giving public lectures. Never shy about sharing my knowledge or opinions, I’m happy to talk when asked. 715 more words


Saturday Edition - Getting Paid to Write, Part II: When and Why to Write for Free

No Such Thing as “Never” or “Always”

In Part I of this series, we talked frankly about the very real, very widespread problem of certain publishers and clients expecting writers to write either for free or for rates so low they would offend my twelve year-old daughter. 3,570 more words