Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Back in February I had surgery. The plan was to take the required week off to recover, but I didn't schedule any additional client work for the remainder of the month out of concern that there would be complications (you never know with exploratory surgery), and I didn't want to…

Planning 2017

Year planning is always frightening to me. Setting expectations and goals means that, as well as having a target to hit, I also have a target to MISS, and that can be terrifying. Planning 2017 What makes 2017 different is that heading out of 2016 I had a rush of copywriting…

Choosing a Niche and Sticking to It

As a copy writer there is one thing that I've been putting off doing for the last two years. That thing is choosing a niche. I've loved having the freedom to gauge projects individually based on my interest in them and availability. I've also relished in having the opportunity to…

Diversity in Publishing

Diversity in Publishing [caption id="attachment_1280" align="alignright" width="500"] Diversity in Publishing Study by Lee & Long Books.[/caption] Historically, the publishing industry has not been the most inclusive. Even now, publishing suffers from a real diversity problem. Lee & Low Books went so far as to do a baseline study of the current diversity…

Representing Bisexuality in Fiction

September 19-26 is Bisexual Pride Week or #BiWeek 2016 Disclaimer: This post might seem to come out of left field, but it is both relevant and important to anyone who writes fiction, or aspires to write fiction. It's also relevant and important to anyone who happens to identify as bi or…

10 Reasons to Rethink A Traditional Publisher

So you've written a book, fantastic! The good news is that a great deal of the hard work is already done. The bad news? There's still plenty left to go! If you're like most aspiring authors, you've spent a great deal of the last few months, maybe even years, imagining…

Self-Publishing: For Boss Writers

Reading the title here might make you do a double-take. Self-publishing boss? “Boss” and “self-publishing” aren’t two words which occur together very often. Although the stigma of self-publication is receding every day, the fact remains that prestige and reputation is awarded to the traditionally published writers more easily than to…

Creativity & Chronic Illness: Fox Emm

This "interview" is a bit different, in that I'm writing it as myself. I have a debilitating, incurable chronic disease that means that I have a great number of days where I wake up feeling terrible. I can't recall the last day where I was pain free for more than an…
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