Tag Archive: Inspiration

Apr 24

The Lucky Seven

Although Twitter and Facebook dominate the blogging and sharing spaces in our lives, there is something pretty special about blog memes.   A typical blog meme entails some kind of a list, then you “tag” your friends, ask them to make their own lists, tag more friends, and so on.  I fondly remember a few blog …

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Mar 03

Small Business Owners and Dave

We're all Dave

If your job title is “freelance writer,” then prospects, clients, friends, and strangers on the street understand your core competency and value.  But it also means you wear all the entrepreneurial hats.  (Some folks call this being a “solopreneur.”) Right now, I outsource my accounting, but I do everything else … sales, project management, accounts …

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Feb 07

Music, Part Two

Just a note that Caitlin Lilly wrote a great blog post about standing apart and staying true to your beliefs.  It’s kind of a springboard from my blog post about music.  Check it out!

Jan 09

2012

I hope everyone had a great winter holiday, and that 2012 is treating you well so far.   As I mentioned last year, I prefer aspirations to resolutions.  My aspirations this year are basically an extension of last year’s …  grow, read more, and volunteer more. I have one more entry in my “great writing” series:  …

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Dec 22

Freelance Writer: Brand Loyalty, Empathy, and Coffee

My precious....

I’ve mentioned to friends and family that working as a freelance writer  makes me more understanding of service providers I use.  I have to be the recipient of truly rude and reprehensible customer service to get growly right back. Brand loyalty is earned not just by consistently great service, but when things don’t always go …

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Nov 14

Freelance Writer: My 7×7 Links Post

I was tagged a few weeks again by my friend and freelance writer Natalia Sylvester to participate in the “7 Links Challenge,” which highlights previous blog posts.   And here is the fruit of my, er, labor. Away we go! 1. Most Beautiful Post:  I really like the blog post from February 15, 2010 (my birthday) …

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Sep 06

Freelance Writer: Great Screenwriting

© 1992 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved

This blog post is the first of several examples of great writing (in my opinion).  As a freelance writer, I wanted to share the kind of writing that inspires me. Today I’m writing about Unforgiven, one of my most favorite films.  It stars Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Jaimz Woolvett, Richard Harris, and Frances …

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Aug 25

Post-Dragon Blues

There is a subset of fantasy literature called Big Fat Fantasy (BFF).  Or door-stoppers … because they look like this. My first foray into BFF territory was Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.  I really enjoyed that series until Jordan created way too many plot, sub-plot, sub-sub-plot, and sub-sub-sub plot threads.  I gave up on …

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May 13

5 Things You May Not Know About Me

I normally don’t write these types of lists, but I figured, “what the hell?”  My friends Natalia Sylvester and P.S. Jones did versions of this (choosing 9 and 8 things, respectively).  I chose 5 because I like to be mysterious, ;-) Here we go: 1.  I love all things lemon. Lemon scents, lemon verbena soap, …

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May 04

Freelance Writer: Define Yourself

Friends in Portland and other areas have recently asked how I get work as a freelance writer.  It’s kind of funny, because just over a year ago, I asked freelance writers the same type of question!  I am flattered, but I can only talk about what has worked for me, and why I prefer freelancing …

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