Working at Home at the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a freelancer, working at home isn’t a new concept. It has its perks like no morning traffic, no dress code, no childcare expenses, and working at my pace (except for deadlines), taking several breaks throughout the day, and flexibility. … Continue reading Working at Home at the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To all Exhausted Writers Contemplating Giving up on Writing. (My response to Polly’s Bad Advice in the NY Magazine)

I recently stumbled on an advice column on The New York Magazine “Should I Give Up on my Writing?” A frustrated writer in her mid-50s was expressing her frustration and readiness to give up writing. She wants to make it and … Continue reading To all Exhausted Writers Contemplating Giving up on Writing. (My response to Polly’s Bad Advice in the NY Magazine)

Writers: you are an expert. Now the question is, what kind of an expert?

As an aspiring writer, you probably know the importance of platform and having a target audience. You understand why you cannot write a book for “everyone.” Rhetoric involves connecting with your audience. Having a platform doesn’t mean being a “cheesy … Continue reading Writers: you are an expert. Now the question is, what kind of an expert?

A Tool for Writers: Write the Back Cover Copy for your Book-In-Progress

When you pick a book off the shelf, you’ll probably notice the writing on the back of the book that is meant to draw you to it. That is known as back cover copy. Erudite readers examine the enticing words … Continue reading A Tool for Writers: Write the Back Cover Copy for your Book-In-Progress