Gratitude List 2016

November 24, 2016

The idea of a national day of gratitude is a lovely tradition, marred by tying it a myth about happy native Americans and pilgrims sharing a meal. The real story is devastating and why so many native American’s call this a day of mourning. It’s also worth noting that during this American holiday week, Native […]

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5 Apps to Help You Manage Your Blog from Anywhere

November 22, 2016

If you’re a passionate blogger or earn your living writing, you probably long for more flexibility. With today’s technological development, you shouldn’t search too much. There are various smart solutions that allow you to manage your blog from anywhere at any time. We have listed a series of tools that can support your writing while […]

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Website Builders vs. WordPress: Which Should You Use?

November 17, 2016

If you’re considering launching your very first website, then there are a lot of factors to consider. Mainly, which service should you use to host and build your site? For beginners who want to go the do-it-yourself route, there are two common options: website builders and WordPress. Start by considering the pros and cons of […]

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100+ Things We Writers Are Grateful For – A Challenge

November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is fast approaching (Thursday, Nov. 24). For those of you not familiar with this very American Tradition, each year we celebrate a day of thanksgiving, complete with presidential proclamation and often a reminder by someone to “count your blessings!” It’s also a day of controversy. I think this essay, Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving by Robert Jensen […]

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Some Ways of Thinking About Our Recent Election

November 10, 2016

Buddhist teachers respond to Trump’s presidential win For myself I vow to listen more deeply and write more completely, openly and honestly about the problems I see in our world. Write well and often,

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How This Writer Helped Elect Trump Through Carelessness

November 9, 2016

Those of you who follow this blog probably, if you think about it, recognize I can be called a screaming liberal and not get upset. Here, in an edited version is what I wrote on Facebook about Donald Trump becoming our President elect: I’ve recently begun a practice of counting out 108 things I’m grateful […]

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Writing Career Feels Stuck? Try These Exercises to Kick Free

November 8, 2016

It’s not unusual to reach a point where your freelance writing career feels stuck. Note, I’m not talking about writer’s block; writer’s block (yes, 2 different links) is the seeming inability to write. I’m talking about that sense that you should be doing more or doing something differently to make your writing career grow in the […]

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First Freelance Wage Theft Protections In The Nation Passes

November 1, 2016

The headline reads: NYC Passes First Freelancer Wage Theft Protections In The Nation. It’s an article on the Gothamist written by Raphael Pope-Sussman. Let’s hope it’s the start of something big! Called the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, a name many of us can relate to, it aims to solve the problem freelance writers and other freelancers getting stiffed […]

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How to Handle Criticism of Your Writing

October 27, 2016

Complaints about your writing can be one of the toughest things in the world. Learning to handle criticism well, let alone with any grace and elan, takes some thought, confidence and even planning. If someone says something awful, or otherwise indicates they don’t like what you’ve written, the first thing to do is take a […]

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Am I done yet? A Follow-Through Question for Freelance Writers

October 25, 2016

How’s your follow-through? Think about that question for a moment. How would you rate yourself when it comes to follow-through? Until recently I thought I was pretty good at it. If you’d asked I’d have probably given myself a 7 or 8 with 10 being the highest possible. I was wrong. I took a personality […]

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