The Renegade Writer

What Pisses One Editor Off

This is an excerpt from my e-book Editors Unleashed: Editors Growl About Their Writer Peeves. Enjoy!

The Editor: Editor of a magazine for sports enthusiasts.

The Peeve: Writers who half-ass interviews.

What’s your biggest grammar/style peeve and why?

Disregarding basic conventions—not knowing how to use commas, etc. I don’t care what side of the serial comma debate …… Click here to keep reading…

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Nov 17, 2011 Advice, Cool products, Editors

Interested in My Writer Mentoring? New, Lower-Price Package Now Available

This week a few writers have let me know they’re interested in phone mentoring, so I thought this would be the perfect time to restructure my pricing. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and now’s the time!

Originally, I was charging $140 per hour and $75 per half-hour for phone mentoring. But as …… Click here to keep reading…

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Nov 8, 2011 Cool products, Motivation, productivity, Writing

How to Organize Your Assignments, Research, Interviews & All the Rest

This is an excerpt from my new e-book Get Unstuck! For Freelancers: A 6-Week Course to Boost Your Motivation, Organization, and Productivity—So You Can Do More Work in Less Time, Make More Money, and Enjoy the Freelance Lifestyle. If you think the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the name of my popular 6-week e-course. …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jan 25, 2011 Advice, Cool products, Organization, productivity, Sources, Writing

Kicking the E-mail Habit

If you’re like me, sending and answering e-mail is a big part of your freelance job — but it’s also a huge distraction. I recently figured that on a typical work day, I check e-mail every five minutes or so; that’s almost 50 times in a four-hour work period. And although I work — that …… Click here to keep reading…

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Sep 6, 2010 Advice, Cool products, Motivation, Observations, Personal yammerings, productivity, Self improvement

Recording Interviews on Skype

My new office doesn’t have phone service (because I’m too cheap to buy it), so I’ve been looking for ways to record interviews with my iPhone. The solutions I’ve read about sound not-quite-reliable to me — also, I have the cheapest iPhone plan, meaning I don’t have many minutes.

My writing buddy and fellow FLXer Elaine …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jun 15, 2009 Cool products, Cool tools, Interviewing

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