Category Archives: Freelance Writing

Best practices

I do my best writing when I’m not writing. Most of what eventually ends up on “paper” is written in my head while I’m doing something unrelated. Stepping away from a project always opens up that part of my brain … Continue reading

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Writer’s Cramp

It never fails. With every new article, I’m hit with the “spirit of hesitation”. I do everything but get down to business. I’m hesitant to start the first lines, fearful I won’t be able to get my thoughts on paper, … Continue reading

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The Bright Side of Rejection: When No means Yes

I’ve been writing for a regional magazine for the past few months. They rarely say no to my ideas. Bolstered by their unfettered yeses, I decided it was time to spread my wings a bit and pitch to a slightly … Continue reading

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Thoughts Out of Season

Keeping in step with the rhythms of nature has always been a personal endeavor of mine. I even try to eat with the seasons. But now that I’m writing magazine articles I have to think out of season. When everyone … Continue reading

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Get Organized: A Personalized a System

I’m not a naturally organized person, but I can’t work in chaos. I have to be diligent to keep some kind of structure in my personal life. Now that I’m working from home, I have double the need to get … Continue reading

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A Winning Combination

As someone new to the world of freelance writing, I’m always on the lookout for the best tools and techniques to help improve my writing. Right now my favourite gadget is not my laptop, and it isn’t my android. As … Continue reading

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Reticent Rose

I’ve been reluctant to write about my detour called Lyme disease. And really, until recently, I haven’t had the mental or emotional energy to do so. But, once again, this horrific journey has given me an opportunity I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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