Write Now with Rizwan Virk

Write Now with Rizwan Virk

Who are you? Rizwan Virk aka Riz, video game entrepreneur and investor, author, founder of Play Labs @ MIT. I split my time between Cambridge, MA and Mountain View, CA. What do you write? I write about technology, startups, consciousness, and spirituality. I got started writing by trying to make sense of my own challenging experience as…

Write Now with Palle Schmidt

Write Now with Palle Schmidt

Who are you? I’m Palle Schmidt, a Copenhagen-based writer and artist, published in Denmark and in the US (graphic novels The Devil’s Concubine and STILETTO, and Thomas Alsop from BOOM! Studios, dubbed “best mini-series of 2014” by USA Today). My latest project is a non-fiction book called SOLO — Survival Guide for Creative Freelancers. My attempt to pass…

Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

So you want to know who I am? Who I really am beneath this digital persona who occasionally writes things online? Well, you’re in for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, grab your weighted blanket, sit down by the fireplace, and get comfortable. Uncle Justin has a story to tell. Note: Some…

Write Now with Glynnis MacNicol

Write Now with Glynnis MacNicol

Who are you? Glynnis MacNicol, writer and co-founder of TheLi.st. Brooklyn, New York. Photos and further info can be found at glynnismacnicol.com. What do you write? I started out as an online media reporter in New York. This was before Twitter was really around, and definitely before Instagram. The old-school media powers hadn’t quite lost their grip…

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Aesop’s Fables are moral stories written or collected by a Greek storytelling slave in the sixth century BCE. In “The Fox and the Cat” the title characters hear hounds approaching them and need to react. The Cat sees one potential option while the Fox sees many. As the Cat runs up a tree, the Fox…

Write Now with Carol Tice

Write Now with Carol Tice

Who are you? Carol Tice, freelance writer since about 1990, with 12 years in the middle as a staff writer. I’ve been a six-figure earner since 2011, and for many years was the sole support of a family of 5. All from writing. I started the Make a Living Writing blog in 2008, which has won…

Building The Writing Cooperative: How Internet Strangers Developed a Writing Community

Building The Writing Cooperative: How Internet Strangers Developed a Writing Community

The Writing Cooperative is an online writing community with over 100,000 followers on Medium and 2,200 members on Slack. Despite its massive size, The Writing Cooperative started with just two people who never met. The Early Days In late 2012, Ev Williams launched a new writing platform, Medium. A year later, with the platform fully available…

How to build a following and develop a successful personal brand.

How to build a following and develop a successful personal brand.

What advice can you give me to build an audience and get more views on my writing? Every Email I Receive As an administrator for the Writing Cooperative, I am asked this questions a few times a week. New writers are all looking for the fast pass to internet success. I don’t blame them for asking….

How To Be A Successful Freelance Writer

How To Be A Successful Freelance Writer

Freelancing is the ultimate adventure. You get to set your own schedule, follow your own rules, and — most importantly — call yourself a founder. But how does one get started? What’s the process? Is it even possible to make millions of dollars as a writer? There’s a lot of advice out there. Like, an insane amount. Only you…