Monthly Archives: May 2009

And now for something completely different

For the first time in about, oh, forever, I’m writing a short story. I got the idea from a writing newsletter I subscribe to.┬áThe first line popped into my head from nowhere, so I decided to go with it. I’m … Continue reading

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Working for (or during) the weekend

Raise your hand if you’re working–either as an employee of someone else or as a freelancer–today or at some point over the three-day Memorial Day weekend. I was grousing earlier because I am trying to pin a couple of people … Continue reading

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What I will do on my summer vacation

I’m having a pretty good spring so far. I’ve landed a few assignments for new clients. I recently finished up one long-range project. I’m getting semi-regular assignments from a client that I’ve worked with for a long time. I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Can you be in two places at the same time, professionally speaking?

I recently participated in a short discussion about whether a person can do PR work while also working as a journalist at the same time. My response to the question, which was posed by someone hoping to make a living … Continue reading

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Wanted: a good cover-up

Dear Fashion Gods (or Women’s Clothing Manufacturers….either one): I realize that you have your grand visions for the way you think women’s clothing should look and function. However, I have discovered a glaring problem with one of your visions, and … Continue reading

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What is your work worth?

Fellow writer and blogger Lori Widmer asks the question of other writers, “Is it all about the dollar signs for you?” Widmer, who created Writers Worth Day, makes a really interesting point: wouldn’t it be better to focus more on … Continue reading

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Paper copies

You know what is currently frustrating me? No? Ah, well let me just tell you then. Many of my best writing clips are not in digital format. In fact, most of my favorite clips from my stint as a reporter … Continue reading

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