Monthly Archives: March 2016

How Long Should I Wait For A Reply to My Query Letter?

It depends. Do you have another title in mind for your proposed article? If so, give your first magazine two months to respond and then mail off an inquiry letter. If you have only one publication as a target then you can wait a little longer … Continue reading

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Get Your Local Library Card!

Although I have lived in Las Vegas since December, I hadn’t yet picked up a local library card. I did so last week and I was very surprised. My local branch (external link) doesn’t have any special in house resources, but … Continue reading

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New Magazine Article Coming Out

I’m happy to say that Rock&Gem Magazine (external link) will publish another one of my articles. It will come out in May. I can’t yet say what I wrote about but I discussed preparations for it in a previous post. (internal link). … Continue reading

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Chando’s Tacos Expands to West Sacramento

This article originally appeared in the March 9, 2016 edition of the West Sacramento News-Ledger (external link).       Chando’s Tacos Expands to West Sacramento by Thomas Farley West Sacramento’s tradition of fine Mexican food continues with the arrival … Continue reading

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Best Practices and Your Digital Life

Best practices may soon demand a move away from services like Google and Yahoo that  scan your e-mail and other content. Google and Yahoo and others rummage through your digital life to understand what ads they can best serve up. … Continue reading

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Finally, a Legitimate Freelancer Job Site

I’ve just started using it, but flexjobs.com (external link) appears to be a legitimate freelancer job site. Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today all say nice things about it. My initial impression is very favorable. Flexjobs.com is not a … Continue reading

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A New Tool: A Drawing Tablet

Yesterday I bought a drawing tablet for the first time. I’m using it to convert a hand drawn map to digital. Scanning the original won’t do since the image is so rough. It needs to be cleaned up and have … Continue reading

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