lottery logo design: winners & losers

Designing a great lottery logo isn't easy. You've got to convey the idea that the average person could win a crap ton of cash — and that you're not completely throwing your money away by entering. I collected all the U.S. state lottery logos I could find (plus an international one), both new and old.… Continue reading lottery logo design: winners & losers

#freelancechat

Join me for a casual Google+ Hangout about getting started in freelancing for magazines! All are welcome — both newbies and experienced journalists. I had this idea from some fellow Kent State alums asking me questions about how I went freelance. And I previously wrote about how to pitch magazine articles and a treatise on… Continue reading #freelancechat

content strategy for creative businesses

Thinking about content strategy for creative businesses is seriously my jam right now — my background in magazine editing and my long-running craft business are kind of colliding in a creative supernova, and I'm working on some ideas to roll out to the world. I contributed a post over at CraftyPod on content strategy, and… Continue reading content strategy for creative businesses

things i’ve read lately, vol. 4

Here's the approximately monthly list of interesting things I've read lately. (See the previous things I’ve read here.) The Truth About Pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing (Thought Catalog) — Really helpful links to dissuade me from going for a nonfiction MFA (for now) Mandiant, the Go-To Security Firm for Cyber-Espionage Attacks (Bloomberg Businessweek) — Remember how the New… Continue reading things i’ve read lately, vol. 4

Working for Free? Someone’s Got to Get Paid

I've been thinking a lot about getting paid lately. Not only because I've been a self-employed editor and writer for the last six months, but because the internet blew up this week over an incident in which The Atlantic asked a writer to adapt a hella long story for zero dollars. Freelance writers went into… Continue reading Working for Free? Someone’s Got to Get Paid

things I’ve read lately, vol. 3

I've got a real backlog of magazines on my end table, and yet I just can't stop reading. Here are 12 things I read and loved (or at least couldn't stop thinking about) this past month. (See the previous things I've read here.) Germany's Racist Present (Quartz) — despite a dedication to preventing another Holocaust, Germany… Continue reading things I’ve read lately, vol. 3