Make. More. Money. When I was offered $800 for a long article, I said, “I was thinking of something in four digits.” The editor said, “I’ll get back to you.” A day later, I got the call: “We can’t do $1000. The most I can pay is $875.” I said, “Sold.” Now, $75… Continue reading Writers Lifeguard 142 Make. More. Money.
WILL/WON’T WORK FOR FOOD [I wrote this in 2012. Now, examiner.com has suddenly and without any real advance notice to its “content providers,” closed up shop.] How is it, dear friends, that so many of us don’t just say no? We gnash and moan at the parlous, perilous, ever-worsening state of writing for pay… and… Continue reading WRITER’S LIFEGUARD: WILL/WON’T WORK FOR FOOD
MEET THE LIFEGUARD … FOR SOME TIME NOW, I’ve been thinking of starting a list for writers and writers only. We share so many pleasures and privations, sometimes I just feel like sharing mine and hearing yours. But “thinking of starting” is a long, long walk from “starting.” Today I’m taking the walk. Why… Continue reading WRITERS LIFEGUARD