Monthly Archives: February 2018

One Cent a Word?! What You Should Be Doing Instead

This recently hit Craigslist. It’s entitled “Ghost Writers Wanted.”  I thought it the bottom of the wage floor at one penny a word. But then I remembered I wrote another post which looked at 6/10ths of a cent a word. (internal … Continue reading

Posted in job application tips, Thoughts on writing, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marketing Thoughts – An Argument Against Social Media

The best marketing for a writer is their own writing, showcased at an ad-free website kept current by frequent blogging. I don’t see any value in Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Maybe a LinkedIn presence if you want a social media … Continue reading

Posted in books, Magazine article, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, WordPress tips, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Format Magazine Looking for Contributors

Format Magazine (external link) is an online presence which focuses on the visual arts. I find it inspiring to see photography which I can’t hope to match. Photography and art, like writing, takes practice and equipment and temperament and time. … Continue reading

Posted in Magazine article, Photography, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Experimenting With an E-mail Signature Line Service

I’m experimenting with an e-mail signature line service called Wisestamp (external link). Here’s what my new sig line looks like: I think a good looking e-mail signature line makes me look more professional. Wisestamp has a limited variety of templates … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WordPress tips, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Essays and Lazy Writing

Many posts ago, I asked what a kind of writing style was called. (internal link) I’ve figured it out. They are essays, pretending to be reporting. I am frustrated by such writing in that they waste the reader’s time. With … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pimping A Favorite Video — Sci-Fi Caper

This is Sci-Fi Caper out of Mendota, California. I know it primarily as home to a wildlife refuge. Sci-Fi Caper is a power trio, reminding me of the simple punk bands of my youth. In this video everybody seems happy. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Article on Spec

Once again I am writing an article for Rock&Gem magazine on spec. I’ve written about this approach many times. (internal link). With spec, you don’t have a writing assignment, you are on your own to create a piece that with … Continue reading

Posted in Magazine article, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment