Monthly Archives: April 2016

Two More Promising Freelance Sites

Through flexjobs.com (internal link) I found out about two sites promising to freelance writers. I was unable to complete the application process for either of them for different reasons, never-the-less, I think they are both worth checking out: Ellipsis (external link) … Continue reading

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Background on My Second Rock&Gem Article

In mid-February 2016 I visited the once roaring town of Goldfield, Nevada. An old set of gem claims had come under new ownership and new direction. I was eager to find out what that meant for rockhounds. You can read … Continue reading

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My Second Rock&Gem Magazine Article Has Been Published

My second article for Rock&Gem (external link) has been published. Look for the May issue in larger book stores like Barnes&Noble. At some time soon, the electronic version of the May issue will be viewable as an e-magazine over mobile … Continue reading

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Making Pitches to Community Newspapers

Community newspapers are weekly publications covering the neighborhoods of a larger town. In Sacramento, California, for example, community newspapers cover the Pocket Area, Carmichael, East Sacramento, and Arden Arcade. Among others. Community newspapers can be independent or affiliated with the main … Continue reading

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A Creative Nonfiction Course

I’ve found an online course I think I can complete and enjoy. It’s offered by UC Berkeley Extension. The full title is English X482 – 015 Creative Nonfiction Workshop. It runs from mid-May into August.  Doesn’t this course description sound interesting? “Learn to … Continue reading

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My Unorthodox Query Letter is Rejected. But I Wouldn’t Have Changed it.

My query letter to National Geographic’s Traveler was just rejected. But I think I did the best I could. Here are the details. Perhaps you will be inspired to put your own off-the-wall query letter into the mail. I proposed a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Dropbox

Do you use Dropbox? (external link) It’s a file storage service that lets you share your digital life. I use it principally to access a file I may be working on from different computers. By keeping a single file at Dropbox, and … Continue reading

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