Why You Should Charge More for Your Writing

Several years ago, I had the privilege of chauffeuring a gentleman from Rwanda around Charlotte. He had come to the States to speak about conditions in his country, and to raise money for relief and to rebuild after the devastating civil wars that had ravaged that part of the world. Around lunchtime, we were down Read more about Why You Should Charge More for Your Writing[…]

This is How You Give Yourself a Raise

One of the joys of being self-employed is that you decide your hours, choose your clients, and give yourself a raise whenever you want, right? Ha. Ha. Ha. A friend of mine (whose company manufactures sorting systems) likes to say, “When you work for yourself, you only have to work half a day, and you get to decide Read more about This is How You Give Yourself a Raise[…]

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?[…]