5 things I used to believe when I started freelancing
This week marks 5 years and six months since I left my cubicle to become a freelance writer. Although you don’t make anniversaries with half years, I thought it was as good a time as any to look back at five things I used to believe when I started, but no...
How to find a literary agent for your non-fiction book
If you’re a non-fiction author who wants to take the commercial publishing route, at some point you’ll wonder how to find a literary agent for your book. I asked Cynthia Zigmund, founder of Chicago-based Second City Publishing, an agency that represents and supports...
How to calculate your minimum freelance writing rates
During my first year as a freelancer, any time a prospect would ask for a quote, you would have seen me celebrate for a minute or two, and then change my expression completely and mutter something like: 'Oh, crap, what do I do now?' That's when I...
Charlie Arnot Wrote A Book to Rebuild Trust in The Food System
Charlie Arnot is on a mission to rebuild trust in the food system. Writing a non-fiction book was the perfect way to let the world know how to do that.
Writing the Untold Part of Eric Liddell’s Life: Interview with Eric Eichinger
Eric Eichinger talks about how his biography of Eric Liddell was written, and his quest for a movie deal in Hollywood.
How Freelance Professionals Can Beat Procrastination
Procrastination is a fact of life, and freelance professionals are not immune to it. You cannot get rid of it completely, but you can fight back.
When Book Ideas Age Slowly: The Glass of Wine by James and Penelope Shackelford
For many authors, writing a non-fiction book is a frantic short-term experience. But sometimes books move forward at a slower pace. They are side projects of the persistent kind. Like The Glass of Wine by James and Penelope Shackelford.
Non-Fiction Books as Business Cards and Steppingstones: An Interview with Sarah Krieger
in this interview, Sarah Krieger talks about her experience of co-authoring Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook for Dummies.
5 Things Your Content Marketing Writer Is Not Telling You
How much do you know of what happens behind the scenes of a content marketing writer’s business? Here you can take a quick look.
Insect meal means business: an interview with Cricket One co-founder Bicky Nguyen
Ready or not, they’re coming: thanks to the new and simplified Novel Food Regulation, insects are now one step closer to becoming an alternative source of protein for humans. From this year, selling insect-based ingredients in the EU will be much less complicated for...