The Myth: Social Media is Free
Last year at the 2014 Muse & the Marketplace, I sat at a table with the wonderfully talented Randy Susan Meyers (whose latest book, Accidents of Marriage, needs to go to the top of your To-Be-Read list right now)
April 23, 2015 | Crystal King
“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
I am a writer, and therefore a thief.
Last week the most recent case in point. A Tweet of a line I liked, one that resonated and is likely percolating in my amoral brain even now: bad decisions I don’t regret. It was, I knew, the spawn of a conversation I’d had over a drink with a new friend. It was, in my mind, fair game. She didn’t fully share that perspective.
“Didn’t we kind of arrive at that phrase together?” I asked.
May 23, 2014 | Ron MacLean
By Ethan Gilsdorf
[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.]
Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has an ax to grind.
At least that’s my experience. It’s natural to want to express your point of view about something—the plight of the Red Sox, the disaster that is health care, the evils of social media—and get up on that soapbox to tell the world.
April 15, 2014 | Ethan Gilsdorf
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.