When you sign up for a career as a writer, or any creative profession for that matter, rejection is a part of the deal. It’s not the ideal part, obviously, but it’s a fact. At some point, someone isn’t going to like your stuff. You’re going to hear, ‘Thanks, but no thanks’. Or just ‘no’. Or nothing at all. Find out how I overcame my biggest fear of having my work rejected and landing my first publishing contract by reading on…Read More
If you’re a creative and you’ve chosen to live the freelance life, chances are you’ve had moments when you contemplate tossing in the towel and start looking for full-time work. At least there’ll be money coming in and you can breathe easy for a while. You’ll have to make some sacrifices, of course. The question is, are those sacrifices worth the security? Here’s my take. From personal experience, of course.Read More
Have you wanted to write about something deeply personal but you’re worried that people will think you self-indulgent or narcissistic? After all, everyone has a story. What’s so special about yours? Well, if this sounds like you, you’re in luck. It’s not as bad as you might think. As the author of four memoirs and someone who has battled this question myself over the years, I’ve finally found some peace with it. And so can you. Let me explain. Click below to read on.Read More
Over the last few years, from time to time, I've been contacted by people who want to write or have written something and want me to give them feedback on their work. I have always agreed to do this even though I have always felt a little uncomfortable with this role.
I mean, who am I to assess and give feedback on someone else's creative expression? Sure, I'm a writer and I've had a few things published but in my opinion this doesn't qualify me to say whether or not something is worth publishing, or has potential. (What does that even mean anyway?). Click below to read on.Read More
So you love to write and you want to be a writer?
Well, I’m going to give you some advice. Some REALLY good advice. It's going to be advice that no one else will have ever given you before. It goes a little something like this:Read More