What a week! It feels like I gave every last word I have to a client over the last ten days. The project was a hard – but much needed – stretch. I’ll definitely be sharing some lessons I learned here. With that, I give you some great reads for your weekend.
- Ben Spark: Use Every Color in Your Box of Crayons It’s a post from late August, but I just found it. Ben’s a photographer and I’m a big fan of writers learning from other creative types. And vice versa, of course!
- Chuck Palahniuk: 13 writing tips I always enjoy writing tips from the authors I read – and most of Chuck’s books are on my bookshelves.
- Editor Unleashed: Editor Unleashed 25 Best Writing Blogs 2009 I encourage you to check out editor Maria Schneider’s list. She categorizes the best blogs by publishing news, marketing & social media, creativity, fiction writing and freelance writing.
- Erik Sherman’s WriterBiz: Writer Mills Making Big $: Demand Studios Warning: you may be really angry when you read this post. I really appreciate Erik’s work in shining a light on these awful writer mills. It’s also a perfect follow up piece if you enjoyed my post Writer Mills: You Can Do Better.
- Freelance Folder: 20 Not-So-Obvious Blogs For Freelancers Some of these you may know – especially if you’re involved in marketing for yourself and/or others. Definitely worth checking out.
- Michelle Rafter: Freelance Tribes I absolutely love – and relate to – Michelle’s post, which focuses on how she felt like she lost her “tribe” when she lost her job in newsroom. Even though I left my job to start freelancing, I missed the support system and friends I had at work. Like Michelle, I’ve built a freelance tribe through social networking and a local group for creative freelancers. (That’s Indie Arsenal if you’re in Denver.)
Did you read anything that particularly stuck with you this week? Share, please! The floor is yours.