What You Can Learn About Business from a Stingy Irish Dance Teacher

My 6-year-old son is a dancer: He takes several ballet classes and a jazz class every week, and has done tap as well. (That's him at the Nutcracker rehearsal last year...sorry, I couldn't resist!) So when a local Irish dance studio did a demo at T's school and he asked to take lessons, I raced ...

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Interview Sources We Love to Hate: Twitter Game Winners + Knee-Slapping Tweets!

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So this week I ran another Twitter game. (You may remember that last week I did #killaqueryin5words.) This one was #sourcefromhellin5words, and the idea was that we writers would give five-word phrases that would make us want to never interview a source. Like: How much will you pay? Who else are you interviewing? Can I see the article? Is ...

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Creating a Home Office That Works

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Where are you working right now? Is it at your dining room table, surrounded by dirty breakfast dishes? At your local Starbucks? In a well-appointed home office? Wherever you're working as a freelance writer...the space needs to work for you. And your home office is about more than physical space—you also need to think about your phone service ...

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You asked for it & here it is: A mentoring package just for you!

No big fanfare here since my mentoring usually fills up pretty quick: I wanted to give you a heads-up that I have a new monthly mentoring package that includes three Skype calls, query and website critiques, email support, and a load of goodies. I'll be accepting five writers in September...and actually I already have one writer ...

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Can You Kill a Query in 5 Words? Winners + Hilarious Tweets!

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So the other day my husband Eric, who's the news editor over at BoardGameGeek, told me about a board game publisher that created fun Twitter games like #BoardGameBand, where tweeters would come up with fun mashups of board game titles and band names -- like "Frankie Goes to Hollywood Blockbuster" or "Dungeon Petzshop Boys." "Why don't ...

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