Inspired by Neil Gaiman's two-of-three rule, I made a two-of-three rule specifically for pitching magazine articles.
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
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
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
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
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
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