Category Archives: Blog
By The Numbers: A Stat to Prove Anything You Like
This blog grew by 450 percent! Wow! Sounds good, doesn’t it? Let’s take a closer look at just how good that is. I haven’t posted for ages, and I’d already decided that this site was dead in the water. After … Continue reading
When Rejection Doesn’t Hurt
As the saying goes, you can’t please all people all of the time. Quite recently, I entered a contest, the winner of which was guaranteed a fairly lucrative writing deal. I failed. I checked the winner’s entry, and found that … Continue reading
Why I Still Use Grammarly (Although It’s So Often Wrong)
I’m sure you’ve seen the ad. With Grammarly, you’re going to write perfect emails, blog posts, articles, and letters. Well, save yourself the trouble. You won’t write anything even approaching perfection unless you already know what you’re doing. Despite the … Continue reading
RTS Games are Messing up my Writing!
I was never a fan of text-speak, exlamation marks, or emojis. In fact, I didn’t like them one bit. After all, I shouldn’t need to add smiley faces after I’ve cracked a joke just to show people that it really … Continue reading
Biophilia: does nature boost writers’ productivity?
Does spending time in contact with nature boost your productivity? I’ve found it can have the opposite effect! The biophilia hypothesis says that contact with nature makes us feel good. Productivity experts say that feeling good makes us more productive. … Continue reading
The truth about freelancing: sue yourself!
It’s a lovely fantasy: you work when you want to work and make lots of money. It’s stress-free, and you’re your own boss. Freelancers are so lucky! Yeah, sure! The truth is that most successful freelancers should probably sue themselves. … Continue reading
There is Only One Way To Beat Writers’ Block
I realize that it would be more fashionable if I told you there were ten ways to do it, but there’s really only one. I also realize that you may think I’m trying to be funny, but I’m not. Have … Continue reading
Things I Think but Never Write
Words: they can be slippery little monsters, and sometimes, it helps to think about how you’d say something casually before turning it into a formal part of an article or blog post. Sometimes, my sheer irreverence amuses me, but my … Continue reading
Writers: Today I will Make You Envy Me
Envy: it’s the green-eyed monster. I have green eyes, but I assure you, nobody I know of thinks me monstrous. At all events, today will be the day that I strive to awaken said monster in your breast, but how? … Continue reading
Prostituting Your Art: Freelance Writer Remorse
Have you ever done work you were sorry about afterwards? I’m afraid to say, I have. When I started this blog, I declared a list of things I won’t do, but it’s a list of things I had to learn … Continue reading