Make. More. Money. When I was offered $800 for a long article, I said, ‚ÄúI was thinking of something in four digits.‚Äù The editor said, ‚ÄúI‚Äôll get back to you.‚Äù A day later, I got the call: ‚ÄúWe can’t do $1000. The most I can pay is $875.‚Äù I said, ‚ÄúSold.‚Äù Now, $75… Continue reading Writers Lifeguard 142 Make. More. Money.
WILL/WON‚ÄôT 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‚Ä¶ and… Continue reading WRITER‚ÄôS LIFEGUARD: WILL/WON‚ÄôT 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 ‚Äúthinking of starting‚Äù is a long, long walk from ‚Äústarting.‚Äù Today I’m taking the walk. Why… Continue reading WRITERS LIFEGUARD