Prompts From The Market.

Start Somewhere. The freelance market. The submission pages of print and online publications. The normal exercise for most sets of eyes reviewing these things are looking at gig opportunities that might fit. Those opportunities can transpose themselves into growing your portfolio of potentially sell-able content. A particular listing may be topic specific to something that […]

“Writing With “E’s” Part 3 – Ending.

Deadlines push you towards conclusion.  Concluding will push you towards conclusion. Sounds very philosophical, doesn’t it?  Many of you reading this are probably like me with writing and editing. We want to obsess over everything. There is a maddening drive to perfect it all as best as we can before hitting send. Before walking away. Before calling […]

Freelance Writing Ethics. Social Media.

The recent scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has rightly angered millions. Accounts have been deleted. Tesla’s Elon Musk deleted his personal and company pages from Facebook. It probably turned the already red flags into a darker tone of red yet to be named. In the freelance business, many have assignments that involve managing content […]

Writing With “E’s”

Several people have been exceptionally kind and complimentary in many of my “shop-talk” posts. A colleague with several decades of experience as a trial lawyer recently suggested that I could teach a writing class. Incidentally, it was the words of a late Manitoba Judge who explained that in speaking to people you might be able […]

Naked Writing

Now that the title has your attention, read on. This is not going to be suggestive writing advice about working with no clothes on. Plenty of people do that. However you write, if it works for you, then great. When I refer to naked writing, I refer to leaving the filters completely off. Free-writing is […]