In praise of boredom

Constant distraction is no way to grow.


3 steps to developing creative resilience

True grit will keep you thriving.


What my first writing rejection taught me

A portrait of the artist as a young poet.

Community Clients & Gigs Creativity

Why quality should matter most

Supporting quality content is a virtuous cycle.

Clients & Gigs Creativity

On the mysteries of talent

Talented people sometimes think they don't need to work hard. They are wrong. Hard workers might think they don't have talent. They’re also wrong.

Clients & Gigs

6 rules for freelancing happiness

Accepting the messiness and the constant struggles of the creative life is part of what it takes to be happy.

Clients & Gigs

On the importance of “failing better”

Getting past failure and mistakes is the only way to gain mastery at any subject or profession, including life itself.

Clients & Gigs

What a brand storyteller does

Think of stories as a series of choices made through the filter of the storyteller's experience and craft.

Clients & Gigs

7 habits of successful freelance writers

Successful freelance writers have these things in common.

Money & Taxes

4 tips for chasing payment

Chasing payment is a key survival skill for freelancers. Here are some tips.

Clients & Gigs

On editors, good, bad and otherwise

A good editor knows what tone they want and can help the writer get there.