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Your Old Articles Have More To Teach You Than You Could Ever Know

Photo by Jonathan Talbert on Unsplash Before sitting down to write this I went through some of my old articles. Which is something I never do. I don’t like reading my work after I hit publish. I belong to the crop of authors who write, send it out into the world, and then hope everything …

Angry client does like work submitted and yells into the phone

Your Client Hates Your Work. Now What?

Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash You’ve spent hours and hours writing. Then more hours purging your copy for mistakes. You’re sure you’ve done your best work. You ship it and then your submission comes back with a red X slapped across it. “Hmm, this isn’t exactly what I wanted.” Trust me. I know the …

Creative people struggle with impostor syndrome.

The Creative’s Guide to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash A familiar feeling that creeps up on every creative person is impostor syndrome. You know that one that makes you doubt so much that you are unable to create, think, or take risks. The feeling that makes you look at all you have ever done and call it crap. …

How to make all the money you deserve as a writer

This article is for every writer that is just starting out and is trying to figure out how to make this writing career thing work. It is for the writer who has been around but is still not making enough money. It is for every writer that wants to get value for their creativity. In …

Stop Writing For An Audience. Instead Write To One Person.

A new age is upon us. Marketing is customer-centric and businesses are slowly realizing that the customer is the star of the show and makes the rules. Where does that leave the content writer who communicates on behalf of the brand to customers? Last week, I offered to help a friend create customer personas for …

Here’s Why You Are Keyword Stuffing And How To Stop It

“You are keyword stuffing.” Those were the words of my editor to me. Wait, what? I thought keyword stuffing was for only people who had given themselves to the dark arts of Black Hat SEO. I am not here to talk about how you are keyword stuffing. Any article could point that out. I want us …

The strain of video calls on your mental health

My roommate attends her nephew’s naming ceremony over Zoom. His cherubic face greets her from behind the screen of the phone. Getting a picture of a newborn is no novelty but it feels different. She knows she can’t see him just yet. The choice to take to the road and arrive home to cradle him …

The 5 Minute Review: The Opposite House By Helen Oyeyemi

Whenever I am looking for something a bit unusual to read I turn to Helen Oyeyemi’s books. What do a young migrant singer and a god have in common? Oyeyemi successfully ties a string around their individual stories and merges it to create The Opposite House. The Opposite House is set in two worlds. London …