My Last Gift for Writers in 2010

Tweet {photo credit} This is it! It’s December 31st, 2010. We’re just hours away from the end of the new year. Before 2011, I wanted a chance to give you one more gift. And since it’s the last one, it has to be BIG. So here we go! TIP #8: Live BIG! I don’t know…

Quick Tip 7: Use Your Calling

Tweet {photo credit} I used to write the way it felt to run against the wind or swim against the current. I wrote to please. I wrote to entertain (and I hope I still do, knock on wood). And I wrote to prove something. I wrote against what felt natural to me. And it was…

My 5 Minutes of Fame

Tweet Hi there! Glad you stopped by!  You’ve found one of my blogs on writing and freelancing tips for new writers and entrepreneurs. I also have one on inspiring others here. If you are in search of a writer to get all of your words in order, I’d love to work with you! I am…

What a Psychic Told Me About Freelancing

Tweet I had somewhat of a revelation tonight, which is why I’m fighting back droopy eyes and fatigue to stay up and finish this post. I went to a psychic-something I have done in the past, partly because I believe in it and also because as a writer doubt creeps in and out of my…

The Importance of Fun in Freelancing

Tweet A study by the University of Melbourne in April 2009 showed that workers who used the Internet for fun actually were more productive (about 9% more) than those who didn’t. Surprised? I wasn’t. Here’s why: I recently did an experiment for The Joy Diet (week 6 treat week) where I had to indulge in…

Guest Post: Writing Lessons I Learned Twice

Tweet I’m happy to welcome super talented writer and owner of the fabulous a.k.a. writer blog, Jesaka Long! Although I haven’t had the chance to meet Jesaka in person, I’ve had the fortune of networking with Jesaka online and feel lucky to have done so. Jesaka is not only a talented writer, but has become…

An Important Lesson for Writers from Mr. Walt Disney

Tweet A writer could learn a thing or two from Mr. Walt Disney. My husband and I attended the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio area of San Francisco this weekend. You can read my overall impression of the museum here. But if you’re a writer or author, stick around, this post is for…

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures…

Tweet or do they? With magazines folding left and right, hundreds of staff writers being laid off at newspapers, there’s more than enough reason to panic. After all, if all the good experienced writers are suddenly out of work, where does that leave us freelancers? Don’t give up just yet! Although it’s tempting to give…

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