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Blog in Progress: Time Management for Writers and Freelancers

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 “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

 – Dr. Seuss

 Most creative writers support themselves by either teaching or freelance work – technical writing, advertising copy, journalism

July 22, 2014 | Lisa Borders

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Why I Should Not Be Blogging Right Now

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Another entry in the monthly column, The Freelance Life, by Ethan Gilsdorf, about the trials, tribulations, triumphs—and tips to share—along the path to becoming a freelance writer.

I shouldn’t be blogging now. I shouldn’t be checking my iPhone. I shouldn’t be doing anything but nothing.

You see, I’m on vacation. On an island. I best not reveal where.

July 18, 2014 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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Freelance Secret #5: The Publications You’ve Never Heard of Are the Ones that Pay the Most

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By Calvin Hennick

I have a friend who used to be a model. Like many in the industry, she quickly found herself deeply in debt to her agency, forced to use her meager earnings to repay plane tickets and rents in expensive cities like New York and Paris – the places she needed to be in order to get hired by the biggest magazines and labels in fashion. Basically, she went broke chasing the glamour gigs.  

April 1, 2014 | Calvin Hennick

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Freelance Secret #4: Build a Three-Clip Resume

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By Calvin Hennick

Editor's note: Learn more about writing for magazines during Hennick's upcoming class, "6 Weeks, 6 Essays: Section C"!

 

No matter what magazine you want to write for, you’re only three good clips away from landing an assignment. 

All right, it’s not quite that simple

March 4, 2014 | Calvin Hennick

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How to Write About Grief: Revise the Story of Your Life

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[Another entry in the monthly column, The Freelance Life, by Ethan Gilsdorf, about the trials, tribulations, triumphs --- and tips to share --- along the path to becoming a freelance writer.]

 

I used to say that loss made me a stronger person. Now I say, loss made me a weaker person.

Both are true. But each was true at a different time in my life. Because my idea of myself, and the losses that shaped me, and the story about this I tell about myself, has also changed over my life. And as a writer, I try to show these changes.

February 19, 2014 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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