We Go Together…

We Go Together…

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Did you know that was a thing that existed? Neither did I. Yet, here we are! According to National Today, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901. Her recipe was printed just 18 years after peanut butter was unveiled to…

The Secret To Freelance Success

The Secret To Freelance Success

Today marks the end of Q1, my first quarter as a full-time freelance writer. Throughout the last three months, I’ve learned and grown a lot. There is neverending advice to follow in Zuckerberg’s (or Musk’s or Jobs’ or insert_any_successfull_creator_here’s) footsteps. However, I’ve discovered that no person is successful solely due to their own ideas and…

Do You Know Your Value?

Do You Know Your Value?

I was looking at content writing jobs on LinkedIn the other day. One offered $15 for a 400-word article. They justified this by stating it should only take 15-minutes to write 100 words. In other words, they were offering $15 for what they assumed should take an hour of work. That same day I was…

Write Now with Jonathan Littman & Susanna Camp

Write Now with Jonathan Littman & Susanna Camp

This week is a rare two-person interview for Write Now. Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp work together as consultants and co-wrote The Entrepreneur’s Faces: How Makers, Visionaries and Outsiders Succeed. Jon looks at his writing career as a series of adventures. We should all look at our lives as a series of adventures, trying to…

The Life-Changing Power of GTD For Freelance Writers

The Life-Changing Power of GTD For Freelance Writers

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a staple of productivity. The concept, coined by David Allen in a book by the same name, focuses on breaking projects into individual tasks. All your attention is focused on the task at hand rather than the whole project. This increases productivity by accomplishing smaller parts of the whole….

Don’t Sleep on the New M1 Mac Mini

Don’t Sleep on the New M1 Mac Mini

Since moving to a full-time work-from-home environment back in March, I’ve upgraded almost everything about my home office. Sit-stand desk: check. Ergonomic chair: check. Calming paint color: check. Computer: nope. Everything I do — from a full-time 9–5 job, managing The Writing Cooperative, and my freelance writing — is on an almost six-year-old 13” MacBook Pro. Don’t get me…