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)
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)
Ideas come naturally to me. That is the easy part. When it comes to the actual writing part, I don’t wait for the muse because he’s never there when I need him. As a discipline, I schedule time to write. On … Continue reading Writer’s Fatigue? Go Out and Play
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?
I grew up with the mentality that in order to work silence is important. While growing up, the idea of listening to music when doing homework would have been deemed as unreasonable or ridiculous by my school teachers. When I … Continue reading Music I listen to when writing
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