Monthly Archives: October 2017
What’s Your Favorite Writing Song?
“Paperback Writer” by the Beatles seems obvious but 4 Non Blonde’s “What’s Up” has always struck me as the most powerful song about creativity desperately trying to express itself: And so I cry sometimes When I’m lying in bed just … Continue reading
Feeling Humble Today
Got the latest issue of Outdoor California (external link) yesterday and I am feeling both pride and humility. I enjoyed seeing my two articles in the issue, of course, but there is something more than that. I am proud of … Continue reading
Where Do They Get The Time?
From Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories: Sandy Bates: But shouldn’t I stop making movies and do something that counts, like-like helping blind people or becoming a missionary or something? Voice of Martian: Let me tell you, you’re not the missionary type. … Continue reading
Poll: Would You Consider LinkedIn For Seeking Freelance Work?
LinkedIn starts at $24.95 a month. Would you consider it for seeking freelance work? If you are using it right now, and you’ve been successful, vote yes.
A Few Photography Tips On Storing And Reviewing Files
I’m a reluctant professional photographer. I say that because I am paid for the photographs I take to go along with the articles I write. But I don’t have the patience or temperament that a true professional has, someone who … Continue reading
The Mojave Desert In One Picture
My road trip through the Mojave proved successful but I’ll be going back soon. Just one picture from my trip. This is the Mojave Trail Road, along the Mojave River, some miles outside of Newberry Springs. Click here for a … Continue reading
News and Notes
I’m happy to report I’m working on another outdoor magazine assignment. I’ll be traveling soon to the Mojave Desert to start taking photographs and to conduct interviews. Looks like the weather will be good. I’ve also been asked to submit … Continue reading
My Outdoor California Article is Going to Print!
It’s always a wonderful feeling when an article nears publication. I’ve been sent a .pdf of my most recent magazine article to review and to submit corrections. The article is on the Yolo Bypass which is near Sacramento. Entitled High … Continue reading
Should You Market Yourself As A Niche Writer?
Is there any advantage in selling your writing by specialty? In other words, instead of advertising yourself as a freelance writer, would it be better to emphasize the work you do best or most often? As an example, my biggest … Continue reading
More from Delaplane
Effortless writing. Notice how many times he contrasts the word soft with the word hard. It’s such an obvious and repeated gimmick that its like being hit with a sledgehammer. A velvet sledgehammer. For more from Delaplane, go here (internal link) … Continue reading