The Quick-and-Dirty Pricing Guide for New Writers

Finally! You’ve got a live one. A marketer or other professional who wants you to write something for them, and now they want to know how much it’s going to cost. ACK. Is there anything anyone hates more than deciding what to charge? No, no there is not. If it’s any help at all, everyone Read more about The Quick-and-Dirty Pricing Guide for New Writers[…]

When You Need Cash RIGHT NOW

For today’s writer tip, I’m going to focus on what to do if you’re in a desperate spot and need income NOW. Trust me, I’ve been there. It sucks, but it’s life in these United States these past many years, so instead of wallowing in it, we’re going to buckle up and do something about Read more about When You Need Cash RIGHT NOW[…]

How to Develop Marketing Personas (and Why) [Free Template]

When I talk to marketing professionals about content, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that many writers don’t know how to communicate in a peer-to-peer tone with their audience. This is especially true in B2B (business to business) markets, where buyers are likely defined by their role in an organization, whether it’s a Read more about How to Develop Marketing Personas (and Why) [Free Template][…]

You Are a Fire-Breathing Dragon

I woke up this morning on fire to talk to you about Mondays. One seventh of your life, y’all, and doesn’t it suck that they’re so awful? Here’s why we hate them, and what to do about it. Transcript below for my lovies who, like me, hate video. Also, I’m in my jammies and my Read more about You Are a Fire-Breathing Dragon[…]

If I were so smart, wouldn’t I be rich by now?

In this story, I’m on the phone with my favorite professor. You know the one–with the tweed jacket and the line drawing of “Death the Comforter” over his desk and the cigarette in his hand brushing back the greasy hair. Always the cigarette. After all, it is the 1990s. In this story, however, it’s the Read more about If I were so smart, wouldn’t I be rich by now?[…]